|Forum topic by hackery||posted 06-17-2016 05:27 PM||618 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
06-17-2016 05:27 PM
I recently upgraded my really cheap and nasty small (5L capacity) extractor for a Makita one and it arrived today. My old extractor had a zipped (zipper) dustbag which you just unzipped and emptied into the bin. The Makita one came with a disposable dustbag (25L capacity) but just checked the price for replacement bags and they cost a fortune… £30.00 for 6 (US $43).
So my question is do I need to use a dustbag on the extractor and I suppose if I don’t the filter is going to clog up very quickly but will it do any damage as opposed to just having to clean the filter more often or would it kill the filter quickly as I imagine they would be pricey to replace?
I read on a few random places on the internet that woodworkers don’t bother with dustbags on their extractors and I was wondering for how many of you that is true? I dare say a lot of you have very fancy built in extractors but I only have a very small workshop (12ft x 8ft) so the Makita was the space and cost efficient solution for me.
This is the one I bought.. LINK
Any insight would be appreciated.
-- Notice woodworker and now metal worker - Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK