Dust Deputy 10 gl. Deluxe w/steel canister is unbelievable!

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Forum topic by steve posted 07-13-2013 03:00 AM 1643 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2013 03:00 AM

I have been using the dust deputy w/steel canister in my basement shop for a couple months now with a (11 month old) 5.5 ShopVac and a CleanStream filter . all I have to say is, Wow!
I have 40+ ft of 2 1/2” hose w/blast gates, 3-90 degree turns, and several “Y’s”, running to 7 machines, and a floor vac gate.
I run 1 (ONE) machine at a time only. 1 gate at a time, to one opening at a time, via remote.
Ever since I started using the Dust Deputy, I noticed (after installing my own sticky weather striping under the rim of all covers to Vac AND Deputy & siliconing all joints) that the suction and amount of particles being picked up is crazy awesome!
The top of the steel can of the Dust Deputy Deluxe visibly sucks down when the remote for the Vac is hit.
I have my old Rockler Dust Right Vortex (that I retired, after cleaning the Vac filter every other day) that I use in-between my Planer and the system so I only have to empty the Vortex of the main chips, nice.
In 2-3 months, there is almost, and I mean nothing really, in my shop vac bottom, OR the Clean Stream filter…NOTHING.
If I had to measure the dust that made it to my vac, I’d say; A TEASPOON, really!
I’m one guy…So for a one man Basement/Garage/small shop…I have had great, not just great, but UNBELIEVABLE results from the Dust Deputy.

(*ANY Cyclone DC is in my opinion much more efficient than a regular DC, dust-wise/cleaning-wise)

RE: After 1 1/2 yrs my ShopVac brand Vac motor died…
I am considering buying a 2HP Dust Collector from Harbor Freight (when a coupon comes up) it goes for $200…I’ll hook it to my Deputy…OR possibly get another ShopVac.

I don’t want to have to change all the 2 1/2” lines that are running through the shop to the machines, although a 4” system would work better with a DC of 2HP. I’m going to try hooking the DC to my 2 1/2” Deputy, and see how it works.

I’m thinking the CFM of the DC at 1550 will work well w/Dust Deputy and provide ample suction, more than I had.
Buy a Deputy if you have a small shop.

I recommend the STEEL Canister…the white 5 gal. buckets suck-together with the suction…no good if you have a strong Vac or DC.
And…they sell a Super Deputy, made of steel! (which I may get if my new DC destroys my lil’ plastic tornado Deputy, ha)

-- steve/USA

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#1 posted 07-13-2013 03:17 AM

I recently got a ridged vac that is not as loud as the shop type vacs I had been using .If this system is working skip the dust collector . I run both myself .But everything goes through cyclones .I did find my planer and jointer would over load my little dust deputy ,doesn’t handle alot at one time . i run through two now for even better results with my vaccuum.

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#2 posted 07-13-2013 03:20 AM

Be careful, boys. A friend bought a (small) Dust Deputy and demonstrated it at our Woodworking Club. I thought, heck, that’s so simple I’ll must measure it and make one for myself. Which I did.

However I thought I had done something wrong. Because when I connected it via 4-inch hose to my big (2 or 2-1/2 HP) unit, it didn’t collect much at all. Sucked everything out of that swirling air cyclone inside the 5-gallon bucket.

I almost threw it away, blaming myself. But when I hooked it up to a 6-gallon Shop-Vac with 2- or 2-1/2 inch hose it worked as advertised.

So if your unit is larger in power via amps and hp, then you better get the Super Deputy designed for larger hose, which really means “slower velocity of air movement”. The main advantage of all these units is preventing the dust and fine debris from plugging those expensive paper filters in your Shop-Vac.

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#3 posted 07-13-2013 03:23 AM

NGK…well said. I will investigate the Super Deputy if I get the 2HP DC, makes sense.

-- steve/USA

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#4 posted 07-13-2013 06:09 AM

That sucks about your shop vac; I have a quiet series vac from lowe’s going on 8 years old.
Shop vacs have a 5 year warranty; contact them and they’ll send you a new motor.
Also, use a bag on the vac to prolong life.

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

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#5 posted 07-13-2013 10:39 PM

I sent ShopVac a service email, haven’t heard back yet…?

-- steve/USA

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