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Blog entry by rab posted 12-07-2011 11:18 PM 2052 reads 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was having trouble keeping my dust collector bag in place while also trying to put the band in place. The little black clips were useless so I decided to put 4 of the spring clamps shown to hold the bag and now the job is much easier. Attached the clamps with self tapping sheet metal screws. Hope this helps.



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DBoltz

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#1 posted 12-07-2011 11:38 PM

Good tip. I just got the same dust collector. I haven’t had any trouble with mine yet but I’ve only had to change the bag twice. I also have an abundance of black heavy duty trash bags and tried one of those instead of emptying the bag. Those work well, too.

-- Dan, Virginia Beach

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Viking

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#2 posted 12-07-2011 11:54 PM

Here’s another idea. Get some 1/2” wide adhesive backed foam insulating tape and install around your DC under the band clamp. This will really seal around top of your bag. After I took picture at top I moved the band clamp down on top of the foam tape and got a complete seal.

Adding the extra clips on yours is genius. You might consider a pre-separator and not have to remove and empty you lower bag so often.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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rab

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 12:43 AM

I like your setup and would like a pre-separator but I’m already tight on workspace. I did put in a thein baffle to keep the big stuff in the bag and not in the cartridge filter. It works very well.

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 12-08-2011 01:33 AM

Nice tip. Whoever engineered those stock bag clamps obviously never had to use one.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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degoose

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 04:17 AM

Now why did I not think of that… great idea..and the use of self adhesive foam is another great idea… got to love this place for all the neat tips and tricks…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 12-08-2011 05:38 AM

Great tip. Thanks for posting. I’m all over this one the next time I empty my bag.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Victor708

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#7 posted 12-08-2011 07:48 PM

Excellent!!

-- "If a man is alone in the forrest with no woman to hear him. Is he still Wrong?" http://www.hawkinswoodworking.com

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Rembo

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#8 posted 12-08-2011 10:14 PM

Viking ,all brilliant – easy! Thank you.
as well as the author of the blog.

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NBeener

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#9 posted 12-08-2011 11:02 PM

Great idea.

My thought is to put a ferrous (metal) band around the waist line of mine, and then use rare earth magnets.

Stock, it isn’t magnetic :-/

-- -- Neil

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rum

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#10 posted 12-10-2011 10:07 PM

Great tip on the clips, thanks!

FYI – a bunch of folks (myself included) have had pretty good luck shoe horning a pre-separator into the same footprint as the original base. You can see my build at http://www.cgallery.com/smf/index.php?topic=574.0, its certainly not a perfect build and I’ve had some challenges :D but you can get a pretty good idea of how to orient things and it works fantastically better than the stock setup.

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