|Review by Jim||posted 11-13-2009 at 12:32 PM||4282 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
Multiple reviews already of the $99 Dust Deputy system sold by Oneida – thought I’d throw my two cents in on the $59 version that is just the cyclone sold separately. For the cost of a $5 painter’s bucket from Lowe’s and the time it takes to make a plywood lid, you have the same result as buying the complete kit with arguably a better lid/long term durability.
I routed a groove in the plywood as someone else had suggested and put a layer of weather stripping in the bottom of that groove to help seal the lip. The j-bolts are not really necessary for sealing but they do help in moving the unit by making it easy to just grab it by the lid.
In terms of performance, I couldn’t be happier – I’m without my normal dust collector while we live here in Hawaii and with just a small Ridgid shop vac hooked up it sucks up dust/debris better than the vacuum would/could by itself while keeping the filter and inside of the vacuum free of any dust – very impresive.
For those who bristle at the high cost of a piece of plastic as I did, get over it and just spend the money, you’ll be happy you did… :-)