Dust extraction - cyclone - works?....or?

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Forum topic by Eastern posted 08-09-2014 05:19 AM 1269 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-09-2014 05:19 AM

I’ve been watching videos about the cyclone principle and was wondering if anybody else is using the Oneida dust extractor.

50 bucks seems steep for a piece of Tupperware.

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#1 posted 08-09-2014 05:30 AM

I use the super dust deputy along with a hf dc. I’ve never emptied my dc bag. They work great. I run 4 machines off mine with flexible hoses, “click my workshop to see”


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#2 posted 08-09-2014 09:38 AM

Yes they do work. I have one hooked up for my sander and the bag is still pretty much empty. You take a slight air flow hit, but since the bag doesn’t fill the airflow remains constant all the time.

-- Bill R

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#3 posted 08-09-2014 10:11 AM

I have the Dust Deputy and the Super Dust Deputy. I can say for a fact they really do work as claimed and advertised. They are used on a drill press and band saw and extremely little gets past them to end up in a dust collection bag. Believe me, they a more than Tupperware.

However, steer clear of the metal Dust Deputy. The only things holding it together are a few spot welds and a LOT of silicone sealer.

-- David

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#4 posted 08-09-2014 12:57 PM

i have a UDD connected to a festool mini and it works very well. use it mainly to connect to a ROS and for general cleanup.

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#5 posted 08-09-2014 02:48 PM

That sort of thing works and so does the sort of
thing you build yourself with a lid on a trash
can with two pipes coming out of it… called
a “drop out box”.

I used a trash can separator lid for years with
a cheap Craftsman shop vac and a 12” portable
planer. It worked pretty well. The vacuum
was a screamer but so was the planer.

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#6 posted 08-09-2014 06:22 PM

Sounds like the price of adminssion is 50 bucks and a HD bucket, a hose and cabinet.

Plus a cabinet for silencing. “Dust Extraction” has really changed since the Stone(d) Age 1980’s when I was in shop class.

We use to call it a vaccum back then – waaaay back then.

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#7 posted 08-09-2014 08:50 PM

I have a dust deputy on my festool 26 vac. Really works good and I can not detect a loss in suction.

They just came out with Super Dust XL that is set up for 6”. I think the cyclones have the thien baffle beat hands down.

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