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Forum topic by CecilD posted 01-23-2011 02:43 PM 3531 views 3 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2011 02:43 PM

Many, many years ago one of the wood workers type magazine published plans on how to build a cyclone separator. It included drawing on cutting the sheet metal. I saved it for years but due to a fire it was lost. Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the plans or new plans that may be out there?

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#1 posted 01-23-2011 03:03 PM

I built a Thien separator that works quite well.

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#3 posted 01-23-2011 04:05 PM

Bill Pentz has all kinds of info on cyclones and blowers and how to determine correct sizes. -Jack

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#4 posted 01-23-2011 04:47 PM for the Thien trashcan lid separator.

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#5 posted 01-23-2011 05:17 PM

You may wany to check out my Instructable on building a Mini Cyclone Bucket Dust Collector.
It works very good and you can attached it to any household vac

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#6 posted 01-24-2011 08:54 PM

There is a guy selling sheet metal cyclone bodies on Ebay for about $200 plus $50 for shipping. It’s hard to justify the time and materials needed to build your own. The design looks to be based on the Bill Pentz plans.


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#7 posted 01-25-2011 01:44 AM

Thanks to all for information.

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#8 posted 01-25-2011 02:41 AM

I just looked at the one on Ebay and I think it looks pretty good. I have been thinking on what to do about dust collection in my new shop and I have been wanting to build a cyclone just like you are thinking. But now I look at that cyclone I can get to my door for $250 and think how much easier it would be to just buy that thing, buy a motor then add a bag your in business! Also, there were pictures on there where people have done just that and they looked pretty good to me.

Here is a link if you want to check it out real quick.

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