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650 days ago
Since the first day my Oneida Pro 2000 was set up, I have had problems with dust bypassing the cone and clogging the filter. It has been so bad that on some days when sanding on my dual drum sander I have to blow out the filter two or three times to maintain the air flow for proper dust collection. I just don’t have the extra time on those days to baby sit the filter so I decided to look for other options. After numerous calls to Oneida, I heard the same old song and dance time after time, “You have a leak between the cone and collection barrel”. NOT A CHANCE! I worked on it and made it as closed as it will ever be.
First I looked at the Thein separators and made two, one for the sander and one for the jointer. Each was an improvement but I was still having to blow out the filter often. As I was out on the loading dock blowing out the filter with compressed air, I received dirty looks from my neighbors as the large cloud of dust went everywhere. Not only was the area a mess, so was I.
When the Thein separators didn’t do as I had heard, I looked for a professional industrial dust collection company. Here in the furniture capital of the world, there are companies who specialize in dust collection so I decided to try one out that came highly recommended.
The baghouse contains 10 – 8” polyester bags with anti-static carbon strips for static control. Once set permanently in place and attached to the ceiling for extra stability, I will replace the flex hose with metal duct which should increase the air flow and remove unneeded friction. Once we fired it up yesterday, the air flow through the blast gates was higher than usual even with a freshly cleaned filter and I expect it to be easier to clean and provide better air flow and suction.
If anyone is interested in the baghouse further, I will be happy to supply additional photos and the name of the company owner who installed it.
-- David www.TheBoardSMITH.com