My DC is the 2HP Harbor Freight pulling from the separator and to outside.
Separator Parts Used:
- Jet 30 gallon drum dolly
- Global 30 gallon white poly drum with solid lid (no bung holes) and with lid clamp (but clamp not needed)
- 1/4” plastic sign maker sheet (was 24×48, but I used half)
- 3 each 3/8” x 8” carriage bolts
- 6 each 3/8” nuts
- 3 each 3/8” ID flat washers
- 3 each 3/8” ID lock washers
- 1 Pair (set) of Rockler 4” Dust Separator Components
- 1 pair metal brackets to hold lid when emptying the barrel.
What I found to be true for my system:
- Works okay without a baffle
- Works great / perfect with a baffle.
- The baffle does not have to be tight or sealed against the side of the drum. It doesn’t even need to touch.
- The 240 degree slot and 120 degree can be varied and results are the same. 360 works just fine, too.
- The feed port should be located near the side and direct material parallel to the wall at that point.
- The suction port does not have to be a straight tube in the center, nor does it have to be any certain
length. I have my curved port off-center and pointed at the side of the feed port.
- Venting outside was a great decision since I have had nothing at all vent out there except air.
- No crush at all even with both gates closed.
- No lid clamp required because the suction pulls the gasketed lid down tight when running. I can pick the
whole thing up by the un-clamped lid with it running.
Not much here, I know. But what is here is table saw fines, cigarette butts and ashes, and some sheetrock dust. I was surprised that it got the ashes and the SR dust. I wet the banana and loquat tree outside that the system blows onto: Nothing !
I will make a pile of shavings this weekend and film/post results.
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia