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Forum topic by Trev_Batstone posted 01-17-2012 07:09 AM 1123 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-17-2012 07:09 AM

Just wondering if any of you have purchased or tried the cyclone lids from Lee Valley as a dust collector system.,42401
If so, I would appreciate hearing your feedback on them, as I am seriously contemplating buying one. Thanks!
By the way, this URL is from their Canadian website, so the USD price may be slightly less.


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#1 posted 01-17-2012 07:50 AM

I have one. It works well with either a dust collector or
a shop vac. In fact it makes a shop vac capable of real
chip collection from a planer that would otherwise overwhelm
the vac.

I think I tried using it upside down for awhile because when
the suction wasn’t on and it had the bulge side up, it tended
to shift. I don’t remember if I thought it worked better one
way or the other. I never bothered to bungie it to the collector
can so I was to blame if it shifted. The 4” hoses are pretty
stiff and can easily pull it askew on the trash can collector if
there isn’t suction running to suck it down tight.

I’m not using mine anymore, having upgraded to a cyclone – so make me an offer if you like.

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#2 posted 01-17-2012 08:58 AM

Thanks for your comments on it, Loren.. at least it gives me some insight on it. I’ll have to give it some serious consideration.


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