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Forum topic by gfadvm posted 01-25-2012 03:49 PM 2132 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-25-2012 03:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: chip separator for dust collection

Has anyone built/used the trash can separator from issue #55 of Shopnotes? It is a really simple design which appears easier to build than other designs. The pic of it in action looks promising.

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#1 posted 01-25-2012 04:54 PM

I’ve got the plans printed out and on my bench. Gotta go get a trash can.

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#2 posted 01-25-2012 06:21 PM

Look into a Thien baffle. Next best thing to a cyclone, and really easy to build. Goes inside a trash can separator (or a DC).

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#3 posted 01-26-2012 01:50 AM

Ditto what “brtech” said.

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#4 posted 01-26-2012 05:15 PM

Do not know about the shopnotes one, but have built a small Thien baffle for my shop vac that I also use on
the small hose on the big DC and a large Thien baffle for my trash can that is in line on my big DC. No longer
have any junk hitting my impeller.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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