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Forum topic by woodtablet posted 07-23-2015 09:35 PM 1022 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2015 09:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cyclone dust collection shopvac

Shortly after getting a bandsaw, my shopvac was having problems. The dust from the bandsaw for my craftsman shopvac was just too fine, and clogs the filter very quickly.

After slurping in different implementations from youtube, Phil Thein, and Woodsmith, this is what I came up with.

Its basically a 5 gallon bucket and lid, with a Thein baffle, and cool rubber connectors that I added hose clamps for tight connections.

So far it works great.

Hope this inspires others,

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#1 posted 07-24-2015 02:20 AM

I was having similar thoughts, but then ran across a used Oneida plastic Dust Deputy and went with that.
Now the shop vac is always empty, except for a fine electro-static layer of dust adhering to the inside plastics. A separator ahead of the shop vac is definitely the way to go, whichever way you choose to implement it.


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#2 posted 07-28-2015 12:09 PM

I wonder if this can be a project post. I was afraid to post an item that wasnt almost entirely made of wood.

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