Dust Deputy vs ClearVue Mini CV06

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Forum topic by johndeereb posted 02-27-2015 06:29 AM 4058 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-27-2015 06:29 AM

I was at our local woodcraft and checked out a dust deputy tonight. I was surprised that the intake/outtake on the top were only 1 3/4. I’m wondering if this will cut back on the suction my shopvac makes. The vac has 2 1/2 hose, so the actual connectors are 2 1/4. I don’t have the clearvue to measure, but appears to have larger openings. Anyone have any input on which one is better? thanks

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#1 posted 03-08-2015 06:23 PM

I would go with the larger opening, all other things being equal. I believed the original marketing material in using a shop vac as a dust collector and used 2” vacuum tubing. I finally learned my lesson after burning up several shop vac units. Now I have 1 HP Delta dust collector with 4” hoses, and that one has never burned out, and is still going strong after 10 years.

-- Bob - A sideline, not how I earn a living

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#2 posted 03-08-2015 06:39 PM

The opening size of either cyclone will have very little effect on the overall static loss on a shop vac based system.
Most shop vacs generate over 100 inches of vacuum (static pressure measured in inches of water column).
The cyclones added to the system will create over 10” of static loss because that’s how cyclones work.
The difference between a 1 3/4” and a 2 1/2” orifice opening is going to be maybe a 1/2” static loss. Insignificant in the big picture.
But, still use the larger hose on both sides of the cyclone.

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#3 posted 03-08-2015 11:41 PM

I have both, but have not measured the clear vue yet. I measured about 30% loss on CFM by adding the dust deputy to a festool ct-mini using a 2” hose (actually 50mm), and gradually less CFM %drop when comparing with a 1.5” (actually 36mm) and 1” (actually 27mm) hose The hose size makes a huge difference in both before/after CFM.

My hope is that the clear vue has a less drop in CFM, but who knows. I am in the middle of a shop re-org, so it will probably be a little while before I get try it out.

-- -Andrew

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#4 posted 03-09-2015 06:24 PM

I have the Clearvue Mini and 2.5” shop vac hoses fit in the inlet and outlet. The inlet is slightly large and a few wraps of electrical or duct tape are needed on the shop vac hose to make it fit snugly.

Other than the fit of the inlet port I have no complaints. It does separate very well, but so does the Dust Deputy. I don’t think you could go wrong with either one.

I had the previous version of the Clearvue Mini that did not have the cone and it did not work as well. Once i saw that Clearvue now sells it with the cone i got the cone and the separation performance was greatly improved. After using it to sand, pick up drywall dust and pick up dust from grinding concrete I can say that very little made it to the shop vac. I just cleaned off the Gore CleanStream filter and even after cleaning it the suction and flow seems to be the same. So i guess the ClearVue Mini is doing its job.

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