I am on the verge of buying a cyclone dust collector to help with the fine dust issue in my shop.
I like the clear view mostly because every owner seems to be very satisfied with it and the support seems to be excellent but I can get a “ready to go ” Grizzly for far less money.
This is not my question.
My question is ‘how do you clean your filter?
Long before most of you ever heard of air filter I was already working with them , especially with Farr filters with a cyclone connected to the exhaust to suck out the dirt on very heavy mining and earth moving equipment.
I was always told that air cleaner can never be cleaned, as the fine dust stay imbedded in the filter media.
I read about several cyclone manufacturer who offer different type of system to clean their filter but none seems to be 100% satisfying as they all damage the filtering media, even blowing compress air damage the filtering media.
Many offer no solution alt all.
I have a HF dust collector with a Wynn Cartridge filter.
I never was able to clean the filter to my satisfaction.
My personal preference would be to have a smal vibrator on the filter which would run for a few minutes after the collector is turned off.
So , you cyclone owners, how do you deal with this issue?
Thank you for reading.
PS: can you tell me which cyclone you use and how you like it?