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Forum topic by ScottN posted 12-24-2011 03:45 PM 2205 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-24-2011 03:45 PM

My shop usually stays pretty clean. I have a pretty good dust collection system that captures the dust at the machines. I need to do something about the dust that’s created by hand sanders and hand held routers. I just built a set of tall speakers out of MDF and if anyone has ever worked with MDF knows the amount of dust you can produce.

I’ve used my shop vac to clean up the mess. I think I spent more time cleaning the filters on my shop vac than I did vacuuming. I decided on purchasing a mini cyclone. I was trying to decide between the CV06 from clear vue or a dust deputy from Oneida.I’m sure either one would do the job. I ended up going for a CV06 Mini cyclone from clear vue. I own a cvmax cyclone from clear vue and really happy with past service. Also 100% USA.

It came UPS a couple of days ago and I got around to hooking it up yesterday. I vacuumed the MDF dust all over the floor in my shop and even buried the head of the vacuum pipe into a bag of sawdust to test it out. After filling the 5 gal bucket that the cyclone empties into I looked inside the shop vac only to find it empty. Yahoo… know more cleaning shop vac filters.

I don’t like the idea of the cyclone being strapped to the side of my shop vac… too big and bulky. I’m thinking of building something a little more compact. Any thoughts? Any other mini cyclone owners?

-- New Auburn,WI

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#1 posted 12-24-2011 05:40 PM

I really like the one in the link here its the on im going to make for my dust deputy I think its well thought out

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 04:23 PM

Thanks Guss.

I was somewhat envisioning a similar project. I have a few shop vacs. One of them I think I’m going to cut the top off, to make it even more compact. Also having the shop vac encased in a sound reduced box, to bring the db’s down.

-- New Auburn,WI

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 10:05 PM

Hi everibody.

Have a look at :

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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