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Bob

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863 days ago

I have a Shop Fox W1685. I just ordered the Wynn 35A filter kit for it. I also plan on adding a Thien trash can separator. Should I also add a wok to the DC or is that overkill?


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 863 days ago

The Thein separator is going to get a whole lot of the stuff…maybe consider using it by itself first for awhile, then judge whether you need the wok. My guess (and it is a guess) is that it will be overkill.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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#2 posted 863 days ago

I agree, both would be redundant. The wok takes up less floor space, the Thein in a trash can is easier to empty.

-- John

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brtech

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#3 posted 863 days ago

You can put the Thien baffle in the ring.

It would then take up no more floor space.

The downside is that all the chips go through the impeller.

It’s also easier to empty the trash can than the bag

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Bob

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#4 posted 863 days ago

I definitely think the benefits of the trash can separator outweigh the floor space con. I just wanted to make sure there wasn’t still a significant benefit to adding the wok. So far the consensus appears to be no need for wok if using Thein separator.

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tenontim

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#5 posted 862 days ago

I added a canister filter to my dc and since I could see the dust swirling around in the lower plastic bag, I could see the dust tornado going up into the filter. I added the wok and just as advertised, the dust cloud stayed in the bottom of the bag.

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Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 862 days ago

After emptying the bag on my single stage Grizzly cartridge DC recently, I was pretty surprised to see how much debri was up in the filter.

So I started reading up on putting a Thein plate in my ring, but then came across the wok idea.

What are you guys using for your wok?

Do you think the wok is significanlty better than putting a Thein plate in your ring?

I do not have space for a trash can addition.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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tenontim

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#7 posted 862 days ago

I bought a $10 wok at the local grocery store and mounted it across the opening in the ring, using a piece of flat steel. Someone posted awhile back about getting the height of the wok in the ring just right, but I don’t think it makes that much difference. It’s just to disrupt the upward flow of dust and air.

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brtech

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#8 posted 862 days ago

I think there has been some testing on this and the Thien was better than the wok. The guy had both, tried one, then the other then both, and the Thien did better than the wok, and both only did marginally better than the baffle. I think the test was with the Thein in a trash can, so you never know if it would be different in the ring.

Do remember that the filter needs a layer of dust to meet it’s specs. A clean filter doesn’t meet them.

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