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Maximillian

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282 days ago

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Hi team
I want to purchase a Super dust deputy but Amazon and Woodcraft won’t ship these to New Zealand.
Can anyone advise me of any other on-line retailers.
Thanks
Max

-- Max, New Zealand


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moshel

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#1 posted 262 days ago

you can bypass the shiping problem by using http://www.nzpost.co.nz/tools/youshop. will still cost a bit as the volume is big i think but works….
i personally would recommend building a simple thien separator. they cost ~10-20$ to build, take about 1h and work really well. I only had to empty my DC dust bag after 2 years of using it (and I make LOTS of sawdust, actually mostly sawdust :-) ). and even that was just because i was lazy and the container filled.

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#2 posted 262 days ago

+10 on the thien separator. it also has a lower profile and doesn’t need supported. I have an ebay cyclone and knowing what I now know I wish I had done the thien unit instead of the cyclone.

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Maximillian

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#3 posted 261 days ago

Hi guys
Thanks for all of the great suggestions. I now have a Super Dust Deputy. Woodcraft managed to send me one. Thanks for the advice on the NZ Post service. I will use that in future.
I will install the DD on a 20Litre resealable drum.
I intend to disassemble my 2HP dust collector and mount the blower directly over the inlet of the DD cyclone to cut down on bends and therefore losses. This means turning the blower unit and motor 90 degrees so that the motor is now up and down, rather than side to side. I spoke with a mechanical engineer, who gave me a longer than needed answer about the type of bearings etc. Anyway, the upshot is that it will not be a problem.
I will then duct the DD outlet to the outside of the building, where I will mount the rest of the old dust collector (the top bag, ring, and bottom bag) in a little lean-to shed.
I will observe how things go and If I find a significant amount of dust/debris passing through the DD to the bags I will experiment with a Thien separator in the ring between the bags
I now have another question for you. If I do this, do I need the top filter bag anymore, or is that needed to ensure the rest of the dust falls into the bottom bag?
Now to investigate putting room extraction through the roof.
Cheers
Max

-- Max, New Zealand

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toolie

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#4 posted 261 days ago

Technically, it’s just the baffle that sits within the DC drum ring. A separator is what you built with the SDD. Adding the thine baffle to the drum ring will greatly promote the direction of more collected material to the collection bag than to the filter. Here’s how I added a baffle to the drum ring of my delta 50-850 using a discarded frying pan. A proper thien baffle will probably work better, but this was readily available and inexpensive.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/40189

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moshel

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#5 posted 261 days ago

i think you need the top bag to regulate the air movement. not an expert…

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