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Forum topic by MT_Stringer posted 08-20-2013 07:49 PM 1538 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-20-2013 07:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip dust collection

I have been using a Lowe’s Bucket Max for about 8 months for utilitarian duty. Light clean up and dust collection for several of my power tools that have small dust ports.

Well, blow me down! I just realized today that the 2 1/2 inch dia hose off my Shop Vac brand vacuum fits the port on the BM perfectly. Turns out, there is a reducer that fits into the housing of the BM which reduces the diameter to 1 1/4 inch.

I hooked up a hose to the BM and commenced to clean the floor and all of the tools/tables.
This is going to come in real handy as I design my dust collection for my new miter saw station.

Note: Plenty of suction. I use it on the router table fence and it works great.

Anyway, it’s raining today and that’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 08-21-2013 06:05 PM

That really sucks!

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#2 posted 08-21-2013 06:23 PM

^ So does my Ridgid wet/dry!

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#3 posted 08-21-2013 06:24 PM

I’ve used a Lowes Bucket Max for almost 2 years now. It works great connecting to the dust bag of my random orbit sander.

-- paxorion

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#4 posted 08-21-2013 06:39 PM

@Paxorion…Yeppers.. Me too

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#5 posted 08-22-2013 02:37 AM

My Bucket Max is connected to my Dust Deputy. Works great!

-- Steve in Richmond, VA

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#6 posted 08-22-2013 01:24 PM

Thanks for the heads up Mike! I had never seen a Bucket Max and the price is certainly good. I have several 5 gal buckets sitting around, and it looks like a Bucket Max setup would make a great 1 tool DC unit.

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#7 posted 01-27-2015 08:11 AM

Your garage should be clean all the time and you should store in it only the tools that you know that you will need. In order to keep this place clean and neat, many homeowners buy garage cabinet sets from You should do the same!

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#8 posted 01-27-2015 07:48 PM


Go market your offkey links on some other site.

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#9 posted 01-28-2015 03:49 AM


Go market your offkey links on some other site.

- HerbC


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#10 posted 02-27-2015 08:22 AM

If you have problems with these tools and maybe they leak oil, some advice how to avoid garage floor stains and cleaning process are very useful. No one wants to have a dirty garage, it is like having a dirty home. Not to mention that these stains can go on your shoes and destroy the carpets or floors in the house.

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