|Review by TechRedneck||posted 05-06-2012 01:54 AM||12163 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
While researching this product, I noticed that there was not a review on LJ’s for this specific model of cyclone. I have a smaller ClearVue Mini and absolutely love it, however there were few choices on the market for cyclones specifically made for the majority of small DC systems out there in the 1-2 HP range.
I think that Oneida has something here for that niche market. In fact, I am surprised yet pleased that they made one of these available because it can directly compete with their larger systems. At $219 Direct from the factory along with $25 standard shipping, my unit arrived in a few days and was packed very well. Construction and finish is excellent. The deciding factor in my decision was the Best Buy recommendation from a review in Fine Woodworking. Yes… I could have made my own, however in my opinion, for the money it is worth considering.
I decided to retrofit my Delta 50-760 with this cyclone because I was tired of having to constantly check the level in the trashcan of my primary separator. When it was about half full, the chips would swirl and get sucked into the blower unit and into the plastic bag, the filter would start to clog and air volume would drop. A cyclone was the answer to having a constant air flow and have the can fill over 2/3 full or more with no chips in the bag.
I have been using this setup for a week now and have milled a bunch of rough cut 5/4 cherry.
The cyclone pulls out nearly all the chips and dust. Only thing in the bag on the DC is a few teaspoons of dust. I have noticed a significant increase in air volume over the old WoodCraft Trashcan pre-separator lid.
Nice thing about this is that the whole DC system. Filter, DC unit, Cyclone is about half the cost of a regular 1.5 HP cyclone sold on the market. If you have an Existing DC and want to keep the filter clean and air flowing this is a good upgrade.
I have Blogged about the build HERE if you are interested in how to retrofit a Delta 50-760 with a Super Dust Deputy Cyclone and have it take up less floor space than it would with a pre-separator.
-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle