The Super Dust Deputy

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 09-15-2013 10:37 PM 2894 reads 1 time favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently converted my single stage dust collector into a 2-stage system using the Super Dust Deputy by Oneida.

In this video I share my initial impressions and performance of the system. Click Here For Video

I do not cover all the modifications but you will see the overall setup and I give a basic price breakdown of the cost. I will cover the specifics of my conversion in the future.

If you have been thinking of getting a Super Dust Deputy to convert your single stage DC into a 2-stage system, but are on a budget, you might find this helpful.

Your friend in the shop -

Todd A. Clippinger

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-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 09-15-2013 11:23 PM

Good review Todd!. Im curious to see the specifics of the build when you get around to it. More specifically, how did you get a noticeable increase in CFM? I was under the impression that when adding a two stage system you tend to loose a little CFM at the end runs. By the way, welcome back. I know you were battling the lingering effects of pneumonia over the spring and early summer which Im sure put you behind schedule with your business. Glad to see you looking well my friend.


-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#2 posted 09-15-2013 11:43 PM

Scott – Besides adding the SDD, I made some other changes to the system that I believe compensated and over-rode the potential loss of adding a cyclone to the system.

#1 The fan now blows straight into the final dust chamber with no additional length or curve.

#2 I replaced some of the 4” flex hose with straight pipe which reduced a good amount of friction.

Overall, with these changes I notice an increase in air flow at the table saw which is the furthest machine away. So, if adding a cyclone potentially decreases the air flow, the other changes I made were most likely what increased it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 09-15-2013 11:45 PM

I definitely want to address these things in a future episode so everyone gets a full and clear picture of what I have done and how it affects the system.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#4 posted 09-16-2013 12:10 AM

i love product made from sawdust but in Ghana we have a lot of dust been thrown away.i aways think of getting them in can it be help and be made.

-- patrick inkoom,Ghana,Western region.

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#5 posted 09-16-2013 01:37 AM

Todd, Thanks for the well done review. I always enjoy your upbeat attitude. And cool dog!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 09-16-2013 01:43 AM

Another great review Todd. This looks like a very promising product for those of us that have previously invested in a single stage collector, before cyclones became main stream in home workshops.

Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to your followup on your setup changes.

-- Scott in Texas

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#7 posted 09-16-2013 05:14 PM

I have a regular dust collector. Adding the Dust Deputy sounds like a great idea instead of buying a new cyclone. Thanks for the tip. Great looking pooch. Didn’t look like he or she was gonna leave any time soon. LOL. Gary

-- James Krenov..."It's about a lot of little things, they do matter. Enjoy them."

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#8 posted 09-16-2013 06:06 PM

Bella is a pretty good dog, we have a lot of love for her:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#9 posted 09-17-2013 02:35 AM

Great review

-- Norman

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#10 posted 09-17-2013 12:56 PM

Good review but dump your bucket in your flower beds instead of the dumpster

-- Coach Mancuso

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#11 posted 09-17-2013 12:58 PM

Yah my wife said the same thing;)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 09-17-2013 08:35 PM

great review Todd ,going to add a drum sander to the shop soon and i think this will work i have a dust depty already but use it mostly with the hand sanders with a shop vac , but they do what they say its a good product ,dog was loving that rub ,good looking dog

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#13 posted 09-19-2013 12:49 AM

I’ve heard that sawdust in flower beds, etc. attracts termites…

... anyone know For Sure?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#14 posted 09-19-2013 01:35 AM

Gr8 timing on this Todd. I bought one of these about a month ago. I’ll be “expanding” my shop in a few months, if everything goes right, and I’m going to add this to my single stage HF collector like you have done. I like the way you built the cart, I’ll call it, with the Oneida attached to the plywood, instead of directly on the can. I had already purchased a 30 gal galvanized can, so, we’ll see how that does. I would put you a small plexiglass window in your can so you can see when it’s gettin near full. thnx for your review.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 09-19-2013 01:35 PM

Roger – I will be sharing more details later, but one thing that really helps increase air flow is get rid of the long curve of (usually) flex between the fan and the final dust chamber. I did this by mounting the fan on the side wall of the cart, and this was the purpose of the tall side wall.

Here is the original arrangement which everyone will recognize on single-stage dc units. I always felt the flex between the fan and dust chamber was stealing efficient air flow.

See how I eliminated that curve plus put the fan intake in a better position relative to the cyclone.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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