Dust Deputy: Plastic or Steel?

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Forum topic by ChesapeakeBob posted 07-13-2010 01:18 PM 3010 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2010 01:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust deputy

Quick, easy question… For those that have the plastic Dust Deputy, are you happy with it, or do you wish you had opted for the steel model?

For those of you that have the steel version, do you feel this version is worth the extra money? I thought the steel model came with a 5 gal can, but the website shows a 10 gal can.


Chesapeake Bob

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#1 posted 07-13-2010 02:09 PM

I’m more than pleased with my plastic one. I just bought the cyclone and mounted it to a 30 gal drum. You can see what I did here:

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#2 posted 07-13-2010 02:21 PM

I have the plastic one and it is more than sturdy enough. I’ve tipped it over a couple of times and it has hit the floor without any damage. I need a bigger container though. A 5 Gal pail fills up way too fast!

-- Mike - Antero's Urban Wood Designs

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#3 posted 07-13-2010 02:46 PM

No complaints at all with the plastic one.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 07-13-2010 04:08 PM

The plastic works fine but I agree that the 5 gal. pail is to small if you use it for more than sanders. I hooked mine up to my planer and it filled up real quick.

-- "Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." -Anatole France

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#5 posted 07-13-2010 05:10 PM

I love my plastic one and it works great. I have a small shop and don’t have room for anything bigger. I made a little shelf that I attach to my shop vac for it to sit on.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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