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Forum topic by dpwalker posted 400 days ago 361 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dpwalker

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400 days ago

Is anyone using an upright vacuum with a dust deputy? My wife’s vacuum is a relatively cheap Wind Tunnel. It picks up saw dust better than any shop vac I’ve come across.
I wonder how well it would work with a cyclone system? Since I am shopping for a new shop vac I was thinking of trying one out. Any thoughts?

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NiteWalker

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#1 posted 400 days ago

Wouldn’t hurt to try.
You’d lose some mobility unless you rigged up a cart for the dd+vac.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 400 days ago

When I first restarted woodworking, I had a Ryobi table saw with an old Kirby vac for dust collecting, it was
better than nothing and kept some of the mess down. I now have one of the bigger quiet Rigid shop vacs
hooked to a dust deputy for small work and a 14 amp motor on a 10-5/8” impeller for my dust collector. It
never hurts to try something instead of wondering, unless it is something like grabbing an electric cords bare
end to find out if it is live.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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