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Review by Kahr posted 437 days ago 3578 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am starting in woodworking and wanted a second stage filter to hopefully extend the life of my Dust Collector. I did a lot of internet research and found this unit. The Fulton 4” Dust Separator Kit sells for around $20. I was able to install it on a 30GAL plastic drum with a locking lid in about 20 minutes.

The unit does the job! I dumped the dust from my collectors bag and sucked it back up and very little finding its way back to the collector. In the drum you can see the cyclone working and I have not noticed the loss of suction from adding the second stage. (I have no way to gauge it other than performance.)

I would recommend this unit to anyone like my without the current knowledge to build a Thien Baffle and wanting a cheap alternative. I do plan in the future to add a Wynn or other cartridge filter to my collector and building a 6” Thien top hat for the drum but for now all the large particles and most the finer dust are in the drum.

Dust Collector: Craftsman Professional 1-1/2 hp Dust Collector
Separator: Fulton 4” Dust Separator Kit
Drum: Uline 30 Gallon Natural Open Top Plastic Drum with Lid
Hose: POWERTEC 70111 4-Inch x 10-Feet Flexible PVC Dust Collection Hose




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#1 posted 436 days ago

Looks good, where did you buy the drum?
Directly from Uline?

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

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#2 posted 436 days ago

Yes. It was the most cost effective way for my area. With shipping it was less than $100.

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#3 posted 436 days ago


$18-$25 : )

$22-$35

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#4 posted 436 days ago

May I ask where you found this online?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#5 posted 436 days ago

Dusty,
I saw those but I was looking for something I could see the dust level without having to take the lid off. I plan to use the same barrel in the future when I build a Thien top hat myself.

Larry,
http://ptreeusa.com/dustacces.htm#530

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