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Forum topic by DaveConry posted 11-30-2010 05:21 AM 1476 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-30-2010 05:21 AM

Just in case you were wondering…...yes a dust collector will suck up a bench cookie from the bench. I was brushing chisel shavings from my benchtop into the open hose on my dust collector, when my grandson dropped a bench cookie right at the end of the hose. I found it laying in the ‘Y’ fitting below the fan housing. I can only imagine the mess had it gone thru the fan.

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#1 posted 11-30-2010 06:07 AM

Sounds like the system has good suction!

What are they made of? Have never used one.

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#2 posted 11-30-2010 06:19 AM

thats hilarious hey dont feel bad one of my ex employee used mine to vacum nails and screws from my tool bag sounded like a war in the fan box

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#3 posted 11-30-2010 01:38 PM

I have to admit that mine digested a full shop apron quicker than I could do anything about it. Luckily it’s a cyclone and it went into the barrel rather than the fan. I’m sure it would have been disastrous otherwise.

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#4 posted 11-30-2010 09:55 PM

Randy….yes it sucks so good that I didn’t figure I needed a cyclone. Looks like I may have to get one if for no other reason than to protect the dust collector. A bench cookie is just a plastic disc about 3” in diameter and an inch thick. It has a rubber pad on each side. You put them between your benchtop and whatever you are working on to keep it from sliding around the benchtop. I use them while sanding, chiseling or hand planing. They work great. You can find them at Rockler, Woodcrafts or even Home Depot.

Cabs and Pete…...sounds like a cyclone or something to catch heavy items is a good idea. I have seen guys take a bucket and put a couple of fittings on opposing sides to catch anything larger than shavings. I might try one of those first.

-- Evil can only thrive when good men do nothing.......E. Burke

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