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06-13-2009 02:53 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question dust collection

I’ve been quite busy with the wearable wooden rings lately. Most of the time I work on them in my house – in a spare upstairs room (no workshop yet).

The issue is… I do a lot of hand-sanding on these guys. Granted, these are small items so we’re not talking about a pile of dust, but it’s enough that I go over the work area with a shop vac each night after working on a few rings. ...and then I’m sure there are tiny particles floating around, settling here and there.

SO… I’m in the market for a small dust collection system. I envision something with a hose that I can mount near my carving/sanding area that would take in the dust particles. I’d likely put a mesh/grill over the end to keep from having to retreive rings that get sucked up.

I suppose I could just use the shop vac this way, but I would like something quiet. Since we’re not talking about a lot of heavy sawdust, I was hoping I could get something small/compact.

Any recommendations, guys?

Thanks!

Frank

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com


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#1 posted 06-13-2009 04:13 AM

I like the looks of this:
http://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-G9955-Bench-Dual-Filter/dp/B0000DD0YW/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&m=A2LM8ZC59IT9RX&s=hi&qid=1244858966&sr=1-6

Anyone have experience with this device, or similar?

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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#2 posted 06-13-2009 01:54 PM

Frank, Festool makes excellent vacuums. I have the midsize (CT22), but they also have a small one that may be what you need. The vacuums are extremely quite and do a great job. I have a BOSCH ROS that I use with mine and get virtually no dust. One caution, they are expenssive. pkennedy

-- P Kennedy Crossville, TN

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#3 posted 06-13-2009 02:11 PM

Have you considered a ‘downdraft table’.

-- Berta in NC

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#4 posted 06-13-2009 02:28 PM

I have a similar table top dust collector I use when power carving and sanding. Don’t remember the maker but the rated CFM’s are about the same and it works well as long as you keep your work within the see through wings.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#5 posted 06-13-2009 04:31 PM

Chiefk: Thanks! I checked out the CT 22 and it seems like a nice unit. I like the fact that it runs quiet. I’m thinking it may be too much machine for sanding rings, though. ...or I could get it and justify building chairs and beds indoors. ;)

Steelmum: I hadn’t considered that. Just checked out some plans at woodworkersworkshop.com (was the first search result). Looks like a neat concept. I suppose a smaller version could be made. I’ll have to figure up the costs. Thanks!

Toolz: Thank you! Is it quiet-running?

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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#6 posted 06-14-2009 06:48 PM

Pretty quiet, quieter than a shop vac or regular large dust collector

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#7 posted 06-14-2009 08:14 PM

I have a fein vacuum it has a auto on feature that turns on the vacuum when you start the sander and it has a super filter so sawdust doesn’t fly all over the the room plus a very quite motor. It’s pretty spendy but it’s top of the line.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CEQEYU/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=1099436861&ref=pd_sl_1gltnntp7h_b

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#8 posted 06-15-2009 03:55 PM

Thanks for the additional info, guys!

that Fein does look nice, a1Jim! The auto-on feature is pretty nice.

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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#9 posted 06-19-2009 08:36 PM

Well… I wound up going with the Grizzly G9955 Bench-Top Dual Dust Filter… based both on price and the limited amount of dust I would be stirring up with my little projects such as rings or small toys.

I’ve had it a couple days now and really enjoy it. Setup was a snap. Really, the only thing to do was screw in the top handle, and set up the clear plastic hood.

Planning on uploading some pictures of the new work area later, with a mini-review of the dust filter.

-- Frank, Mississippi, Original Bentwood Rings - http://www.bentwoodrings.com

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