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Forum topic by jems posted 03-14-2010 10:12 PM 1113 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jems

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03-14-2010 10:12 PM

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i’m looking into getting some kind of dust collection system right now i use a shop vac. i thought about makeing a home made cyclone. will this help with the filtter on the shop vac. it always getts stopped up with real fine dust or should i just get a dust collection system something cheap but good baby steps upgrade little at a time the tools i use on it are scroll saw,table saw, router ,band sawand ,sanding and tools to be added later planer, jointer. and also what type of hose should i use pvc or some type of flex hose

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 10:23 PM

Jems;

Try the Oneida Dust Deputy. It works very well with a shop vac. Do a LJ search for “Dust Deputy” and you will find a lot of reviews and information. Todd Clippinger did a review a couple of weeks ago.

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1264

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 03-14-2010 10:34 PM

I used a homemade cyclone for a little, my design was poor but it worked ok. If you don’t want to step up to a larger system yet they I would recommend the dust deputy, they work very well and allow you to have a HEPA filter in your vacuum for the few bits of extra fine dust that gets through. My shopvac system was unable to keep up with the dust from the table saw but it was better then nothing. I used flex hose and it would cause my cyclone to tip a lot so overall I found the whole system just to be a big hassle. Now I upgraded to a HF “2hp” dust collector which should be an improvement on the shopvac based system.

-- Drew, Delaware

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#3 posted 03-14-2010 10:43 PM

Jems;

Drew has a good point. You can buy the HF Dust Collector for $139 with a coupon found in March Wood Magazine. We have one and it really works well also. We put a 30 trash can, with the Woodcraft seperator lid in front of the HF DC and little actually gets to the collector bag on the HF DC.

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#4 posted 03-14-2010 11:09 PM

Jems;

Here is my HF Dust Collector with the trash can pre-seperator on shop built mobile base.

Harbor Freight 2HP Dust Collector with trash can pre-seperator on shop build mobile base.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#5 posted 03-14-2010 11:50 PM

Search wood mag they had designs for a homemade cyclone with sources for the motor

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