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Forum topic by sawdustjunkie posted 12-21-2015 06:13 PM 753 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sawdustjunkie

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12-21-2015 06:13 PM

Just wonder how the Jocks clean their Wynn 35A filter.
I have it on a HF dust collector with a Super Dust Deputy ( Plastic one).
It works great, but cleaning the filter is a pain in the ass.
I use compressed air to blow the dust into the bag below, but I always seem to have to put it on the floor and go on the inside of the filter with a brush to get more of the dust off and then have to vac it all out.
Does anybody have a better way of cleaning the filter?

Steve

-- Steve: Franklin, WI


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WhyMe

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#1 posted 12-21-2015 06:32 PM

I do the same. I have no clever way to clean it.

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#2 posted 12-21-2015 06:37 PM

I asked clearvue and they said to just blow compressed air from the outside.

Now, one thing to be careful of, is to not put the compressor nozzle too close to the filter or you can punch holes, even if only micro sized, into the filter material. Compressed air can do that.
I deal with machinery on a daily basis and in dusty environments and we blow the filters out, but have to be very careful or else, we’ll ruin the filter, and then, the engine.

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#3 posted 12-21-2015 06:46 PM

I looked into getting a filter from Grizzly that has the rotating handle on the top to shake the dust off. I am just not sure I want to spend another $200 plus shipping for a $150 HF dust collector. I already spent $135 for the Wynn and $120 for the Super Dust Deputy. Just thinking I should just save up and get a Grizzly Cyclone for $850 and shipping.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#4 posted 12-21-2015 06:56 PM



I looked into getting a filter from Grizzly that has the rotating handle on the top to shake the dust off. I am just not sure I want to spend another $200 plus shipping for a $150 HF dust collector. I already spent $135 for the Wynn and $120 for the Super Dust Deputy. Just thinking I should just save up and get a Grizzly Cyclone for $850 and shipping.

- sawdustjunkie

I looked at that in person and those rotating handles really hit the filters hard. I don’t have any experience with them but it seems like it would cause either wear, or outright pleating breakage in the filter.

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AZWoody

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#5 posted 12-21-2015 06:56 PM

I looked into getting a filter from Grizzly that has the rotating handle on the top to shake the dust off. I am just not sure I want to spend another $200 plus shipping for a $150 HF dust collector. I already spent $135 for the Wynn and $120 for the Super Dust Deputy. Just thinking I should just save up and get a Grizzly Cyclone for $850 and shipping.

- sawdustjunkie

I looked at that in person and those rotating handles really hit the filters hard. I don t have any experience with them but it seems like it would cause either wear, or outright pleating breakage in the filter.
If anyone has long term experience, I’m interested to hear how they work.

- AZWoody

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#6 posted 12-21-2015 07:10 PM

The flappers always seemed problematic to me. I think over time they would rip the pleats.

I have the Wynn and use compressed air to clean. I did speak with Wynn a few years back and they recommended 80psi, maintaining approximately 1 ft away from the filter.

I will purchase a cyclone soon. I’ve started to look at the new Jet cyclones. I like the specs and price seems reasonable.

-- Nicky

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#7 posted 12-21-2015 07:35 PM

I have a jet with a 4 micron filter on top. The flipper handle rotates and hits filter to beat dust off. Works great. I have used it for 5 years in my shop and it works great still. I will have to replace it eventual but not for a few more years. I do not have to blow dust off to make more dust I just collected. Worth every penny

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#8 posted 12-21-2015 09:22 PM

One thing to remember: the filter doesn’t achieve its rated filtration without a layer of dust on the inside. It’s part of how the filter operates. When you clean it really clean, some fine particles escape the filter until it builds up some dust.

So sure, clean it, but don’t obsess with how clean it is, and don’t do it too often.

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#9 posted 12-21-2015 11:07 PM



One thing to remember: the filter doesn t achieve its rated filtration without a layer of dust on the inside. It s part of how the filter operates. When you clean it really clean, some fine particles escape the filter until it builds up some dust.

So sure, clean it, but don t obsess with how clean it is, and don t do it too often.

- brtech

I have a low pressure gauge on the output of my DC that lets me see when the filter needs to be cleaned. I only clean out the really caked up stuff. I don’t try to get it squeaky clean because of exactly what you said.

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#10 posted 12-21-2015 11:33 PM

I’ve cleaned mine with compressed air from the outside but also slipped a garbage bag over the bottom and banged it on the floor a few times. That got way more dust out.
Next time mine gets clogged up I will just replace it with a diesel truck filter at half the price (or less) for the same filtration. That’s what I’m using on my big DC at home and I will never go back to buying filters labled “dust collector”.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#11 posted 12-23-2015 06:43 PM

I don’t worry too much about getting my Wynn THAT clean. After all, with just a few minutes of use all that material will be back anyway. I just give it a few light taps on the outside to get the big chunky cakes to fall down into the bag.

Wayne

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#12 posted 12-24-2015 12:31 AM

Add a port+blastgate to your canister manifold so that you can connect a pipe from it to the Super Dust Deputy intake (creating a loop). Then with the dust collector on, you can blast the filter from the outside with compressed air. The dust will then get sucked out the port, go through the pipe, and then into the Super Dust Deputy where most of it will get separated by the cyclonic action.

Hopefully this makes sense.

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