Thein Baffel Question

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by sawdustjunkie posted 03-08-2014 08:16 PM 851 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View sawdustjunkie's profile


382 posts in 1681 days

03-08-2014 08:16 PM

Lots of LJ’s made one of these!
Just wondering how well they work with larger shavings from a plainer.
I always see them showing how great sawdust gets filtered, but never larger stuff.
Need to decide if I want to make one of those or get a Super Dust deputy

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

8 replies so far

View DaveHuber's profile


47 posts in 3081 days

#1 posted 03-08-2014 08:58 PM

I made one to pre-separate between my jointer and planer drop and cyclone. My cyclone is a PITA to empty due to its location.

Works great.

I don’t think ANY big chips get through unless I let the barrel on the Thein get full.

-- Dave, Oak Park, IL

View Paul's profile


721 posts in 1529 days

#2 posted 03-08-2014 09:01 PM

My super dust deputy collects 99% of the dust coming off my machines before it hits my HF DC. I haven’t had to clean the clear HF DC bag once since I got the super dust deputy. I suspect I never will. Big chips from my jointer and planer never hit the bag. I’m a big fan of the super dust deputy.


View SCOTSMAN's profile


5849 posts in 3549 days

#3 posted 03-08-2014 09:07 PM

Yes ! I need to do this also with my dust extractor,which I bought for my lathe.When turning it is fine for small fine dust, but turning really produces lots of quite big stringly fibres and chips which tend to clog up the works quickly , at the steel inlet from my twin bag dust collector. It has a small sort of cage buillt into the base of the steel pipe to stop it from clogging up the impeller. A two stage system would be the obvious answer .So when I get a minute, I will dedicate a bit of time to making an interim box to catch all the bigger stuff to stop it before it gets near the inlet pipe which is four inches. If I make this unit quite small,say around a 5 gallon bucket or a little bigger I could empty it easily each time I have a turning stint. Have fun. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

View DIYaholic's profile (online now)


19596 posts in 2639 days

#4 posted 03-08-2014 09:13 PM

I haven’t had any large chips, from planer or jointer, get past the Thein and enter the DC collection bag.

EDIT: I have a HF 2HP DC with a Thein Top Hat pre-separator and the Wynn 35A274NANO cartridge filter.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

View sawdustjunkie's profile


382 posts in 1681 days

#5 posted 03-08-2014 09:14 PM

I guess my actual question is will the Thein work well when using a plainer.
I just got a HF dost collector and a Wynn filter. Now I just want to catch the bigger stuff so id doesn’t fill up the bag.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

View Bill7255's profile


427 posts in 2249 days

#6 posted 03-08-2014 11:24 PM

Yes is the answer to your question. You will capture almost all the chips. The Thien does extremely well with large and medium chips. It is not nearly as effective with fine dust. The super dust deputy will capture dust and large chips. The advantage of the Thien is anyone can make it with little expense. I use it all the time on my 3hp planer/jointer.

-- Bill R

View sawdustjunkie's profile


382 posts in 1681 days

#7 posted 03-08-2014 11:41 PM

Thanks for the quick answers. I think I’ll try the Thein. If I am not happy with that, I can always get the Super dust deputy

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

View WoodES's profile


96 posts in 1655 days

#8 posted 03-09-2014 05:22 AM

I built a Thein last summer. Results in January, 48 g barrel about 3/4 full. About two cups of fine dust getting past the separator into the dust collector. There are a couple of good thread on here.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics