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Forum topic by bill merritt posted 08-04-2009 12:29 AM 969 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bill merritt

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08-04-2009 12:29 AM

Need a little input from anyone who bought a dust deputy, mine came today. I hope it works like some of the shop made models I have seen here. Any info about this will be welcomed. Thanks

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker


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#1 posted 08-04-2009 12:48 AM

I bought one a couple of years ago, and couldn’t be happier with it. I just bought the cyclone, not the barrel. Instead of clamping it to a board and bucket, like the instructions say, I cut the holes in the lid of the 5 gallon bucket and mounted it directly to the lid, using nuts and bolts, with some silicon squeezed on for a gasket. Make sure you have the rubber gasket that came with the bucket lid and you’re in business. Mine is always hooked to my random orbit sander, so I can’t give you any other performance info, except it works great for catching the sanding dust.

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#2 posted 08-04-2009 01:04 AM

Also, Bill, I bought a pool cleaning hose to hook up to it. 25’ for about half the cost of the hoses sold by the woodworking supply houses. It’s 1 1/4” on one end and 1 1/2” on the other. The large end fits right on the dust deputy.

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#3 posted 08-04-2009 02:07 AM

Thanks Tim, thats what I wanted to know—think I will use your ideas when putting mine together. And the longer hose would save having to move equipment all over shop. Knew if I asked could get answer here. Thanks again.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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#4 posted 08-04-2009 02:09 AM

I’ve got one. It works fantastic… my only issue is that I mounted it to the side of my shop vac like they suggest, and it tends to lift one side of the vac off the ground. I’m going to mount another caster to the bottom if the bucket and the problem should be solved.

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

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#5 posted 08-06-2009 04:49 PM

Just got one the other day. I couldn’t be happier with it. There’s a recent review here at LJ you should check out.

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