For those who already have one of these, you’ll understand my enthusiasm. For those who don’t, get busy building one.
I don’t have a dust collection system, just a 16 gallon shop vac. I’ve been looking at these for months now. I finally got a barrel from work and started building. After cutting the first baffle too small, I got the second one right. I wasn’t expecting it to work as good as it does, but, boy am I happy with the results. When I first turned it on I put my fingers over the inlet and it sucked the lid down. I thought I had broke it, but it kept going.
This is the lid and baffle.
I started testing by cleaning out the filter and dumping out the bucket. Here is the filter before cleaning.
This is the filter after cleaning. All that dirt is from the filter.
Here is the pile I dumped out and then sucked up through the separator.
You can tell the cyclone action is happening by the swirl in the center of the barrel.
This is all that was in the vac after sucking up all that dust.
-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn