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Forum topic by phlyers posted 09-09-2013 01:40 AM 913 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-09-2013 01:40 AM

So I acquired my dads 50-850 dust collector but after looking at the collection bag it’s the same material as the top bag which is fabric. Isn’t it kind of pointless to have a fabric collection bag? Am I correct in thinking that it needs to be plastic so it doesn’t allow fine dust to escape the bag while it’s collecting?

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#1 posted 09-09-2013 02:16 AM

The stock bottom collection bag is plastic. A two-pack from Amazon is about $17.00, maybe that helped drive the decision to use a reusable bag.

Anyway, a few companies sell after market bags like this .

If you are concerned with the dust, then get a 1 micron bag or a cartridge filter, and use a plastic bag for the bottom. It’s a standard size

20” x 38” L
20” x 33” L

I’m using a cartridge filter from Wynn Environmental, see for one possible option.

-- Nicky

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#2 posted 09-09-2013 11:30 AM

It’s not pointless for the reason you mentioned, years ago most of them came that way. What happened was as the bag filled it actually sealed up, not allowing any air out…that made it pointless. Regardless of what’s on the bottom, if the filter bag/cartridge on top isn’t tight enough (I micron or better) , you’ll have tons of the finest, most dangerous dust pumped back into the air. Again, years ago most of the 2 baggers came with 30 micron bags…..a lot of folks labeled these as high performance dust pumps.

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