Reinforced Mounting Lid For The Dust Deputy

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 04-23-2013 08:26 PM 5815 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since I did the Dust Deputy Review in Episode 27, I have been getting questions and have decided to answer them publicly with a video so everyone may benefit from the answers.

In this video I show how I reinforced the 5 gallon bucket lid that I mount the Dust Deputy to.

In Episode 28 I gave information to help the woodworkers decide which shop vacuum size might be the best to use with the Dust Deputy.

Here are the last 2 videos:

Episode 27: Dust Deputy Review

Episode 28: Choosing A Vac For The Dust Deputy

I hope you enjoy and find it informative.

Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

Share the Love-Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 04-23-2013 09:22 PM

The stress point you point out can be reduced my finding a more flexible lid for the bucket. In my case I used a blue about 20 Gal Barrel that had a flexible lid. The only problem with the barrel is that it will occasionally collapse. Reverse the fittings on the dust deputy cover the outlet with you hand and you can “blow” the barrel back into shape. This only happens to me when using a small hose with fitting to connect to my ROS. Thanks for your Videos Todd. They are very informative and a pleasure to watch. Larry

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 04-23-2013 11:55 PM

Toolz – I have never had an issue with collapsing the bucket, even with using the small Festool hose hooked to my 6” RO sander and large shop vac. But it is interesting how many others have, I might just have a stronger bucket.

I really like your solution to fix the collapsed bucket!

The great thing about the LJ community is that others can expand on the topic with their experience and broaden the base knowledge on any given subject.

Thanks for sharing:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 04-24-2013 12:34 PM

Thnx Todd. Appreciate all you share with us

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 04-24-2013 03:15 PM

Thanks for sharing, my dust deputy will be here Monday, and I will start out with the reinforced lid.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 04-24-2013 03:17 PM

I think you will wonder why you did not get it sooner after using it. I sand nearly dust free with my random orbital sanders. It makes a big difference in the air quality of the shop.

And I don’t miss cleaning out the filter on my shop vac!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#6 posted 04-26-2013 01:06 AM

thanks Todd

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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