Does this look right? dust collector confusion

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Blog entry by raydawg posted 11-09-2013 04:55 AM 1364 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I pulled off my dust collector bag, delta 50-850, tonight and found this ring of super fine dust setting around the top of the dust collector pan. It is a very fine silt sawdust finer than talcum powder.

is it normal to have this around the edge? Shouldn’t it be getting sucked down into the bag?

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#1 posted 11-09-2013 07:07 AM

looks normal to me. I occasionally forget to empty my DC in time, and the entire upper bag fills up. Just tip the DC and give it a tap to clear the material when you empty the bag.

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#2 posted 11-09-2013 07:09 AM

My thoughts would be as long as its on the inside its OK.

When I am using the drum sander there is fine dust lying every where including the flex hoses.

The sanding dust slows up the air moment very quickly and the bags get clogged very quickly.

Its a known problem so I just clean everything out each time.

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 11-09-2013 07:23 AM

Wow, that doesn’t look good. Be careful… do NOT inhale that stuff! I need to check my Grizzly dust collection bin.

-- Theo -- Belleville, MI

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#4 posted 11-09-2013 10:12 AM

Looks exactly like mine every time I open it up.

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#5 posted 11-11-2013 05:12 PM

thanks for the reassurance guys. still learning about this stuff.

the old top bag had a tear in it, and I fixed it while I wait for Santa to bring me a new one.

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#6 posted 11-11-2013 05:29 PM

Yep pretty much the norm,there’s always a small percentage of sawdust the gets caught on the edge where the upper bag connects.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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