Plans for dust collector with 5 gallon bucket- anyone point me in the right direction?

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Forum topic by bh442 posted 06-27-2012 02:28 AM 2598 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-27-2012 02:28 AM

I’ve seen them for sale, but I was wondering if anyone made their own duct collector out of a bucket; one that goes between the tool and the shop vac?

-- Bill - Wattsburg, PA.

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#1 posted 06-27-2012 02:45 AM

Just buy dust deputy parts kit

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#2 posted 06-27-2012 03:28 AM

I think I seen that kit and it was something like $100.

-- Bill - Wattsburg, PA.

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#3 posted 06-27-2012 05:07 AM

There are a bunch of plans for homemade dust collectors.. from using a 5gal bucket to large garbage cans and 55 gallon drums. Try doing a search for “homemade dust collection” and you will get tons of results.


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#4 posted 06-27-2012 05:09 AM

Here are a couple sites to check out. More info on Dust collecting than i could ever understand or retain. My plans are to go with Phil Thien’s design wich seems to work really well scaled the size you want. I’ll be going with a 30 gal brute trash can. Some show their build on youtube. Lots of different ways to do it with the same design. just search Thien dust collector on youtube.

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#5 posted 06-27-2012 12:40 PM

follow the link for thien’s baffle. iyt’s great. i’ve built 2 of them and they work really well. put the $90 you save building one yourself vs. buying a DD towards getting more tools.

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#6 posted 06-27-2012 12:45 PM

I vote the Thien also. I have one and love it. Plus you make it yourself. Always a plus in my book.

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#7 posted 06-28-2012 04:16 AM

The dust deputy cyclone is 39.99. The rest of the parts you probably already have.

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