|Forum topic by deucefour||posted 09-06-2010 09:53 PM||1084 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
09-06-2010 09:53 PM
I am about to wrap up the construction of my shop build thickness sander (thanks to Blake) and I was wondering, for those of you with thickness sanders, would you prefer to use a shop vac with a filter bag installed or a dust collector?, I have both, my thinking is that the dust is so fine coming from the sander that it would not settle in the main bag of the dust collector but clog up the bag that filters the exhaust. I hope that makes sense. Im just wondering which type of vac to use, i could mount a shop vac under the sander for convienience. I will post pics when I am done and many thanks to Blake and Yorkshire Stewart and the other LJ’s who have made these sanders, looks like it is going to work great.
P.S My dust collector has a 1 micron bag for the exhaust, My shop vac is a standard one with the yellow filter bag.