|Review by gotnonickname||posted 06-15-2014 03:03 PM||12186 views||13 times favorited||12 comments|
While trying to figure out how to afford a new cyclone dust collector, I started looking at what was available as single components. The Oneida Super Dust Deputy came up and that`s all I needed to get the project motor started. Since I re-kindled my love of woodworking, I have been using a Fein vac and a Dust Deputy kit for all my dust collections needs. This has worked well, but not the greatest with the planer and tablesaw. So when I started this project, I was looking to create a system with a small footprint which would replace my current system. I purchased the molded SDD and the metal drum. Total cost for these was under $300. I also had a Harbor Freight super coupon and purchased a #31810 dust collector. Now to figure out how to mount. As you can see from my pictures I built a simple rack to mount all components with the ability to easily empty the drum. Had all the needed materials around the shop and set forth building rack. Many screws and lots of glue later, its complete. Fired it up and this bad boy took right off. Very quite and lots of suck. Connected it to my planer and started to make chips. I have a Delta 22-590 planer which does not have a powered chip fan like the Dewalt. Usually my small system would get 75% of the chips. This bad boy got all, plus some chips that were hidden in places where the sun doesn`t shine. The motor never bogged when a heavy cluster of chips would move into the cyclone. The cloth bag was clean as a whistle. Like they claimed, 99% of chips were separated. Next addition will be a exhaust filter. After that a manifold system. This system was designed to be used with one tool at a time since I do not have room for a permanent system.
So bottom line is, if you need a great dust collector at a budget price, then in my opinion, the Oneida SDD is the way to go. Make sure you have excellent sealing between drum and cyclone. A got a little anal and made sure all joints were sealed.