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Very Happy with  this Dust Collector

Very Happy with this Dust Collector

06-09-2013 11:48 AM by Denco | 12 comments »

Between sale price and coupon, the price was low enough that I took the plunge and bought the HF 2HP DC. —Starting with assembly:— You end up doing quite of bit of assembly with this unit, not just 2 or 3 connections. The very first thing I did when unpacking the unit was to plug the motor in to make sure it ran. I didn’t want to assemble the whole thing and then discover the motor didn’t work. It fired right up, no problems. I’ve seen talk on the intern...

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A good first dust collector

A good first dust collector

05-06-2013 01:21 PM by Ottacat | 7 comments »

When starting a shop life is full of compromises. We’d all like to install big cyclones with top of the line 6” mains and dedicated drops to each of our machines. However when starting out money is tight and we don’t yet have all the machines in our shop nor really a firm idea of their proper locations. Thus a portable collector that gets moved around is often the way we start collecting dust. I was initially hoping to find a portable cyclone but they were all either unde...

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An EXCELLENT dust collection solution for a small shop

An EXCELLENT dust collection solution for a small shop

05-01-2013 11:17 PM by StumpyNubs | 30 comments »

We did a whole series of episodes on Blue Collar Woodworking about the importance of fine dust collection. Our solution was a homemade cyclone and six inch duct work. But I am also a realist. I know not everybody has the room or the budget for a system like that. A lot of shops are mobile and the dust collection has to be easy to swap between machines. So I did some testing and I think the Rockler Dust Right system is the best option for a number of reasons. The following three video revie...

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I finally took the plunge

I finally took the plunge

04-19-2013 04:59 PM by bubbs | 14 comments »

I’ve been tinkering with the idea of getting a Dust Deputy for a long time. I finally took the plunge. I’m not going to say too much about it, other than I am extremely pleased with its operation. I can’t believe how well it works, and I’d recommend it to anyone. As you can see from the photos, my shop partner, Phoebe, approves as well. Her newest thing is to watch proceedings from the deep sink. Bubbs

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Review of Dust Deputy by Oneida

Review of Dust Deputy by Oneida

03-30-2013 04:24 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 56 comments »

I bought my Dust Deputy 3 years ago and have been using it regularly since then. Many of you have probably looked at the Dust Deputy and considered purchasing the plastic cyclone with some hesitation, unsure of how it really performs. In this video I give some good context as to how I use it, with what tools, and how I have it set up. I also open up the Dust Deputy bucket to show how much dust is inside after 3 months of use, and then I open the shop vacuum to see how much dust made it pas...

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Great Dust Separation

Great Dust Separation

03-30-2013 01:52 AM by scarpenter002 | 2 comments »

Ordered a mini cyclone for attachment to my shop vac. The kit is currently on sale, $20 off, which basically covers the shipping. Shipping:The box shipped via UPS and arrived exactly one week after ordering. When it arrived, I was fearful that my merchandise might be damaged, as the side of the box was caved in. But ClearVue had done a great job of packaging, putting all the pieces inside of the two 5 gallon buckets, nested together. AssemblyAssembly was quick and easy, taking only a...

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More suck,less dust

More suck,less dust

03-27-2013 07:57 AM by 1953stancraft | 3 comments »

I just revamped my dust collection system after 3 years in the shop, and installed the new Super Dust Deputy Plastic Model from Onieda. I chose the plastic model based on the design. It appeared to me(very scientific) to have a better cyclonic design than the metal model. Price was not a factor. I removed as much plastic flex pipe as possible, utilized rigid swirl HVAC pipe and std 6”heat duct fittings with a blast gate at each machine. The DC-1100 was in the center of my main tool...

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Do not buy at this time, manufacturing error

Do not buy at this time, manufacturing error

03-12-2013 02:48 PM by asloanie | 43 comments »

I recently bought one of these, returned it, and now am about to return the replacement. The unit comes with a mounting platform and casters. They must have recently changed caster manufacturers as the new ones do not line up with the pre-drilled holes in the metal platform. Both units I got had this exact problem. If you want to use your own platform or drill new holes yourself, this still could be a usable system. Just an FYI. I would recommend opening the small box the caster...

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Remote Control

Remote Control

03-11-2013 11:56 AM by OSU55 | 20 comments »

Need a remote power switch for your dust collector or other accessory? While all of my tools are mounted on mobile bases, I got tired of having to move things aound to get to the dust collector power switch. My DC is a cheapo from Harbor Freight, so it didn’t come with a remote. A quick perusal of the box stores online found this at Wally World. Rated at 13A it’s enough for my small DC and is rated for outdoor use, so water and humidity aren’t an issue. The receiver just plu...

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Blast gate problems

Blast gate problems

03-10-2013 08:05 PM by bear2 | 8 comments »

I recently purchased two 2 ½ inch blast gates from Rockler so that I could split my tablesaw from my floor vacuum. After installation I found that with one gate opened and one gate closed my vacuuming power was reduced by more than half. The gates leaked significantly in either the closed or opened position and rendered the system useless.For a small system the small gates are of little value, for a larger more powerful system larger gates may work.

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