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Forum topic by ScottN posted 03-05-2011 02:33 PM 864 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-05-2011 02:33 PM

I’m getting ready to upgrade my dust collection system (Bill Pentz design) and I would like to go with a cyclone but the one thing I don’t like about cyclones is the little metal garbage can. Has anyone ever come up with an alternate method for a larger bin other than the small garbage can? I also have a widebelt sander and I’m worried I might constantly be cleaning filters or does the cyclone catch the fine dust as well?

-- New Auburn,WI

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#1 posted 03-05-2011 04:36 PM

Cyclones Are exellent at collecting fine dust. Thats the main reason for buying one. If hieght isnt an issue you can use a 55 gallon fibre drum or you can put a wye at the bottom of the cyclone and run two 30 gal drums. I have a clearvue and in two months of use i hardly have any dust at all it my clean out bin.

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#2 posted 03-05-2011 05:32 PM

That’s good to hear. I was worried that the fine dust from the sander would pass right through the cyclone to the filters.

-- New Auburn,WI

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