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Forum topic by Oldelm posted 06-12-2012 06:35 PM 1162 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-12-2012 06:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection question

I am a new member so I hope I am posting the question in the right forum. I will be the owner of a dust deputy in the next few days. I purchased it after reading on this site and others about dust collection. I realize that a safety device will get used when it is easy to use it. I have a small space to work in and have to share it with a vehicle. I am particularly interested in some of your ideas as to how you have adapted a small cyclone to make it easier to use when it must be taken down and stored in a corner or somewhere at the end of a work session.
Thanks Oldelm

-- Jim, Missouri

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#1 posted 06-12-2012 06:43 PM

I am not aware of the dust deputy but making a cyclone device which will work off your own dust collection is well described in many reports on the web you will also find a host of information here .kindest regards Alistair

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#2 posted 06-13-2012 04:37 AM


My former DC system was based off a little mobile 1-1/2HP Jet. I put 4” PVC around the shop and used flexible hose to connect the PVC to each tool. The main PVC run was connected to the mobile DC unit with a stretch of flex hose. Whenever I needed to move the Jet, I just disconnected the flex hose from the PVC and wheeled the Jet wherever it needed to go with the hose still attached.

Now I use a mobile cyclone unit with 6” mains. I still connect the cyclone to the mains with some 6” flex hose, and it can be easily disconnected when I need to move the cyclone. But I have only needed to move the cyclone once or twice.

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#3 posted 06-13-2012 05:54 AM

Jim are you going to be running this off a shop vac or do you have a dust collector? A small shop can be a tough road to hoe but a shared small shop was a deal breaker for me the set up and breakdown time became too much and finally the car lost out. fortunately I live in California it never snows and it is sunny most of the year. If this is a shop vac system then just make a little cart to move your dust collector around on you will be very happy. I am curious what you will be using the dust collector on what tools do you have in this small shop and how are you going to get the car in once you have more tools ? the fact is everyone wants a bigger shop I have a 3 car shop and wish it was a 4 car shop. and all the cars are outside still.

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#4 posted 06-13-2012 04:53 PM

Thanks everyone. A shop vac will be the base. In years past I have had all the big equipment now I am downsized. I have a dewalt 744, a 14” delta BS, and a bench top Ryobi drillpress, plus smaller tools, belt sander, routers, circ saws all with some form of dust collection. I know I need some kind of cart and was looking for ideas. The dust deputy has arrived now and after looking at it, I think I have a plan. My shop vac is an older big one, 10 gal. 6.5 peak HP, on wheels. I am going to rig the cyclone on top of it so the footprint remains the same. I’ll take some pics when I get it rigged?

-- Jim, Missouri

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