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07-06-2009 01:25 PM

i’m wanting to finally put dust collection in for my table saw and router table
?? is do the cyclone rigs collect better or just save the filter from clogging

i have a 2600 cfm dc on my planner about 25 feet from my table saw
would i be better off hooking into it or set up seperate system with a shop vac
any ideas appreciated

-- Ron, Missouri

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#1 posted 07-06-2009 01:50 PM

even one of the garbage can cyclones will save you the hassle of emptying your dc bag all of the time. I have one I made from a 55 gallon barrel. It also saves your dc fan from having everything pass through it.

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#2 posted 07-06-2009 03:14 PM

Oneida makes a bolt-on cyclone attachment for a shop vac that works great. You get improved performance simply because you don’t experience the suction loss that occurs when your filter starts to clog.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 07-06-2009 03:20 PM

If you are using a shop vac for dust collection (as I am) Then a small shop vac cyclone is going to make a world of difference. When the shop vac gets a dirty filer you get less suction and it also works your motor much harder. I have a cyclone from clearvue it appears that they only sell a ridgid vac conversion kit now. When I bought mine they just sold you the cyclone and you had to make your own system with it.

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#4 posted 07-06-2009 05:38 PM

Hey Ron
I have 3 dust collectors two run out side one is just for my table saw and one just for my jointer and one for the rest of the shop. They are all Harbor freight and work great even though I had an Oneida before I find my three cheapies Work even better because of zone coverage. What helped with my table saw dust collection is when I built my shop I built dust collection in my floor to avoid stepping over hoses all the time.

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#5 posted 07-06-2009 10:47 PM

good help as always
i like the zone idea jim, i’d forgot about harbor freight but their prices make that doable
one of those with a home made seperator is worth a try
thanks to all

-- Ron, Missouri

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#6 posted 07-06-2009 10:50 PM

Ron, HF’s 2hp dust collector is one of those HF items that actually get very good reviews and seems to work really well, at a bargain price.

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#7 posted 07-06-2009 11:19 PM

I have two shop bought large floorstanding double bag dust extractors one for my table saw and the other I split for my planer thicknesser and other tools r a s for example. I too want to make one with a nice metal impeller I have for my good luck.Alistair

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#8 posted 07-07-2009 01:33 AM

You could build your own small Thien cyclone separator lid as shown at

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