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Forum topic by Countryelement posted 11-27-2017 05:37 PM 604 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Countryelement

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11-27-2017 05:37 PM

G’day folks,
This is my first post on here so how we doin? I am a carpenter/woodworker of 20 years now and thought i would get into this internet game. I actually come on here to read reviews about tools. Let me just get right into it. Treated myself to a cflux 2 machine from laguna. It was a breeze to put together. I finally got to using it and have really bad seperation issues. I have yet to fill my first bin yet but we are about 5/8 full and in the bag under the filter is about little over 1/4 full of dust and lofty wood chips. Not sure why its doing this. I thought only the finest dust goes there, it doesn’t look that way at all, this has planer chips, shavings and dust in the mix. Laguna was close today so I couldn’t get a hold of thrm, anyone else having these issues?

Just thought you want to know the tools i am running, 10” table saw, 18” bandsaw, planer, a pneumatic drum sander and a 20” drum canoe paddle sander. All come off 6” mains to 4” ports for machines, suction is fantastic. Longest run is about 20ft for planer(dewalt 13”) any help would be greatly appreciated.????


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 11-27-2017 10:08 PM

Yeah that sounds like terrible separation. Empty the bin and filter bag and try making some more dust. This time don’t use your planer. The 735 has a chip ejection fan that can give DC systems a little trouble. See if the problem persists. I know when I plane with my 735 I have to partially open a second blast gate for best collection.

I run a 2 hp wall-mounted cyclone, and I fill drum after drum of chips, and nothing makes it to the cleanout below the filter. 150 gallons of chips and dust in a weekend is not uncommon.

Laguna makes a doo-dad that can be installed in these and supposedly improves separation. I think there is a LJ forum about that.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Countryelement

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#2 posted 11-27-2017 11:26 PM

Thanks for the reply pinto! I spoke with laguna and gave me similar advice to yours. I always had issues with dc on my dewalt planer that thing will throw chips for miles! I actually have the “doodad” which is a plate that is about 2×8” of thin guage steel(not too thin!!)that goes at the bottom of the cyclone. I never installed it as it was not in the instructions (written or video) i had a hunch it was that thingy that others spoke about. I will run some tests and let everyone know the result. I don’t think laguna would sell a pos, i will give em the benefit of the doubt. Btw has anyone ever talked to laguna customer service?? I swear Jeff Spicoli works there!! Lol

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Countryelement

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#3 posted 12-17-2017 01:36 PM

Just an update folks. I checked for leeks and cleaned out the DC as per Lagunas instructions. The separation still did not work. I then we t ahead to having more ports opened and that did help either(again Lagunas instructions). Finally I installed the piece of sheet metal that Laguna provides but does not instruct you to use it, well unless you have this problem I guess. Viola! The separation worked and it I can have ports 2-3 ports opened at a time or just one, it has no effect on the DC. I can also run the planer with no problems (I suspected that this was a weak argument at the beginning but went along with it). So all it took was the flat sheet metal bar to be installed at the bottom of the cyclone. Laguna is very aware of their flaw but is too laid back and lazy to change their instructions. My filter has been subjected to too much dust and debri that I am not sure it will ever be the same. I still see little bits caught in it that lodged itself in with thier faulty design. It may take several filter cleanings to get it all out even if I use compressed air. Will I buy laguna again, not a chance. Get it right the first time if you want to make money fellas!

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#4 posted 12-17-2017 10:28 PM

Good you got it figured out. The doo-dad to the rescue!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 12-18-2017 02:17 AM

I have the 3hp plux and like you said the instructions said nothing about it. I researched them so much I knew what it was an put it in before ever trying it without it installed. I don’t know if you have to have it or not but my dust collector is the best thing I’ve ever bought for the shop. I also ran a straight 6ft. Section of pipe out of the DC before making any bends, I’ve heard that this helps with turbulence in the cyclone. As for the instructions, I think they were printed before they came out with the fix. Im well pleased with my setup and would definitely buy it again. A year from now i dont know but hope i feel the same way about it.
Gerald

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#6 posted 12-19-2017 11:07 AM

Fantastic! Glad it’s working out for you.

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