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Forum topic by MT_Stringer posted 08-20-2013 07:49 PM 1053 views 0 times favorited 6 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!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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

^ So does my Ridgid wet/dry!

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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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.

-- Improvidus, Apto quod Victum-- Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

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