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Forum topic by docspencer posted 03-02-2015 09:50 PM 1014 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-02-2015 09:50 PM

I just bought a dust deputy for my DW 735 planer. Seems to work fine except for one problem – the MDF base I made for the DD won’t sit snug enough on top of the plastic trash can. I routed out a circle and put in some sticky cushion material and its held down by bungy cords but it still leaks air and chips – yes, that blower on on the 735 is pretty powerful. I’m thinking of building me a box to collect the chips out of some OSB I have laying around. What do you all think? I don’t know if having a square body will mess with the cyclone effect of the DD or not.


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#1 posted 03-02-2015 11:50 PM

No, the box should not have any effect. I am surprised it works on the Dewalt 735. So you are forcing the 4” output of the 735 into a ~2” DD?

-- Bill R

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#2 posted 03-03-2015 12:27 AM

I just bought the dust deputy for my Festool CT36 and that comes with a square box

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#3 posted 03-03-2015 12:31 AM

Boxes are fine but like any collection container for cyclones, they need to be air-tight.

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#4 posted 03-03-2015 12:56 AM

Yes, Bill. I had to buy a reducer but it seems to work very well – even without a shopvac. I was a bit concerned with the idea of reducing from 4” to 2 1/4” but it doesn’t seem to be a problem. Thanks all for the replies. I’ll set about to build the box – I know I can make that airtight.

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#5 posted 03-15-2015 10:08 AM

Quick update on DVD. Took the OSB I had laying around and made this box. Have a trash can inside I hope makes it easier to empty. Seems pretty airtight.

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#6 posted 03-15-2015 12:09 PM

Sorry about the first appempt. As you can see I should be able to plane a while before emptying thIs. Not as light as a trashcan but it’s on wheels.

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#7 posted 03-15-2015 12:19 PM

Interesting, I have never seen a cyclone (dust deputy) used without a motor driven impeller to provide the suction.

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#8 posted 03-15-2015 12:45 PM

Yeah, the blower on the DW is plenty strong enough. And no dust gets out of the top. Amazing.

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#9 posted 03-15-2015 01:04 PM

I am amazed it works. You might want to put a sock or something to keep any fines from exiting. However you don’t want to create much back pressure to prevent from working.

-- Bill R

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