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b2rtch

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567 days ago

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Did any one of you built a system with one of this E-Bay” cyclone separator?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Cyclone-Separator-for-Dust-Collector-/270423194251

If yes, what is your experience with it?

Thank you for reading.

-- Bert


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Dan Krager

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#1 posted 567 days ago

Bert, Oneida makes a plastic cyclone for shop vacs that is the cats meow. They also make a bigger one in metal similar to what’s shown. I use the plastic one in front of a big shop vac set up on a 55 gal drum. I put a plywood top on the drum big enough to hold the vac and the cyclone. The cyclone sits over a hole that the stuff drops into. They work as advertised. I fill the barrel with sawdust and find so little in the vac that I can’t even dump it out. The filter stays clean.
My main concern about home made ones is that there are some critical specs to pay attention to, and if the maker didn’t, the efficiency is lost.
I’d be surprised if you are disappointed with Oneidas offerings.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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b2rtch

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#2 posted 567 days ago

Dan,
I already have all that and I have the dust deputy but now I want to build or buy a 2.5 or 3HP system for my shop.
By the way my dust deputy comes apart almost every time I use it.
I have re-glued this thing many-many times.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 567 days ago

Looking at the picture above I wonder why I could not mount the HF DC right on the top of the E-bay cyclone and keep the filter and plastic bag just as they are.

-- Bert

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Dan Krager

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#4 posted 567 days ago

OK. You’re way ahead of me.
I don’t have trouble keeping the hoses on the deputy unless I tug really hard on them. It’s just a press fit. Maybe rough it up a bit?
I want a big cyclone too, and maybe this is the way to go. I’ve been watching for something used I can afford, which isn’t much right now.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Dan Krager

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#5 posted 567 days ago

I’m guessing you might have to raise the filter assy a little bit, but otherwise probably doable. The container under the cyclone should not leak air.
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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b2rtch

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#6 posted 567 days ago

The top part of my dust deputy comes loose, it always did it since new and I am not rough with it.

I could easily do something like this using my existing HF dc, trash can and filter.
My question is: how good is this cyclone at separating fine dust?

-- Bert

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Dan Krager

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#7 posted 567 days ago

If you read the entire description on the ebay page, some engineer figured out the % of each particle size it removes.
A setup like the pic would be pretty compact.
I’d ask Oneida what to do about the top. Something isn’t right. They might just send you another?
DanK

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Michael J

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#8 posted 567 days ago

Just in case you are looking for other ideas, I created a compact version using the Thien Baffle and fiber drum. I exhaust what minute particles of dust that make it past that out the side of my garage. I tested out the efficiency ripping and jointing some bloodwood when there was snow on the ground and I didn’t see anything outside. It works great for me.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/35561

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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b2rtch

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#9 posted 567 days ago

Michael J,
If you look at the picture of my DC above, I have Thien separator inside the trash can and even an upside down Chinese wok under the filter!!!!!!!
This really is tricked out HF DC and as I wrote above it works very well except for fine dust which are not picked at the source and which fill my filter.

-- Bert

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Michael J

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#10 posted 567 days ago

My apologies Bert. I didn’t know that you had a Thien Baffle underneath there. I thought it was just a dust deputy lid. I got much better results once I added the Thien baffle to my setup.

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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b2rtch

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#11 posted 567 days ago

Michael J, no apologies needed.
I am surprised that you do not ask about the Chinese wok.
BY he way your system looks very good

-- Bert

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Michael J

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#12 posted 567 days ago

I would have asked about the Wok, but I vent mine to the outside of my shop, so I don’t even have a filter. LOL

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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gtbuzz

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#13 posted 564 days ago

I’ve got one of those using the motor with my Jet DC1100. I ended up getting one of these because I felt like it would take up less floor space than the regular DC1100 + a Thien separator. It does, but only marginally (the footprint of a trashcan basically). I’ve only got a 1/2 garage, so every little bit helps. Like I said though, I’m pleased with how it performs. I use a C-1415 nano cartridge from Wynn.

I actually had a Thien baffle built into the ring of my DC1100 that worked decently well, but
1) this works better IMO
2) I accidentally sucked too many large things that didn’t fare well when they met the impeller. Thankfully the impeller held up

I can get a pic of mysetup if anyone’s interested.

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#14 posted 487 days ago

I bought the smaller one from the ebay seller .Intend to mount a 1hp on top of it .For now it has a 1 1/2hp blower hooked to it .blows outside so cannot say if it gets 98% or 99.5%.seems to do very well .by blowing it outside i noticeable increased suction on my collector[no dust bags]. If anyone else has more info love to hear it .thinking of getting the bigger cyclone next .

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#15 posted 486 days ago

Something like this Bert?

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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