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Shop vac and cyclone separator cart

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Project by jswoodworker posted 03-15-2014 05:34 PM 9892 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a new Oneida Dust Deputy for my shop vac and wanted to be able to move them both around the shop easily. I saw this cart on a episode of The Woodsmith Shop and it was a perfect fit. Its made out of a sheet of 3/4” plywood. The instructions I downloaded weren’t the best, but I was able to build the cart without too much trouble. The cart keeps everything together and stable while I pull it around the shop. When not in use, it has a hose reel and space for the accessorys. I did find it highly amusing that it started smiling at me during construction!





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oldnovice

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#1 posted 03-15-2014 05:51 PM

I have been thinking of exactly what you built! Nice way to keep everything together. I would also like to add a cord reel to roll up the power cord as it never behaves and is either under foot or the casters won’t roll over it.

I think this is a good addition to any shop!

I have heard some say that the seperator collapses when the vacuum is turned on, have you had this problem?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#2 posted 03-15-2014 06:40 PM

oldnovice—I have had one an Oneida plastic Dust Deputy for going on 5 years (see: http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/879 ) and never heard of such a problem. I have a 5hp Ridgid vac attached to mine and did have a bucket (a cheapo from a big box store) collapse, but since I switched to Oneida’s bucket I have never had a problem.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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jswoodworker

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#3 posted 03-15-2014 07:57 PM

I haven’t had the collapsing bucket problem, but I’ve heard others that have. I can’t remember if they were using Oneida or another brand though. I read several reviews for separators before I purchased this one. It seemed to have the highest rating even over more expensive ones.

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#4 posted 03-15-2014 08:10 PM

I have never had the bucket collapse but here are two tips learned the hard way with the Dust Deputy. 1. Tape the lid down if you are going to use it on a Dewalt planer. The fan pressure on mine keeps popping the lid. Duct tape to the rescue. 2. Don’t ever let your kid use the shop vac and get the hoses backwards because you will be standing in the middle of a dust bomb before you can get it turned off. She got to clean up the mess. I got the lungs full of dust.

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TheDane

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#5 posted 03-15-2014 08:19 PM

There was an issue a couple of years ago with the glue they used around the top. I called their CS and they recommended an adhesive to fix the problem. They also offered to sell me a replacement cyclone (at a deep discount). The glue cost me a couple of bucks at Menards and fixed the problem … the replacement cyclone is still in the box if I ever need it.

IMHO, the only thing that beats the quality of Oneida’s products is their customer service.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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oldnovice

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#6 posted 03-15-2014 10:51 PM

TheDane, ” IMHO, the only thing that beats the quality of Oneida’s products is their customer service.” those are some very powerful words and good ones to hear!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 03-16-2014 11:06 AM

Nicely done!
I really need to build one of these.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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