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Shop Clean Up Tip #2: dust collection

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Blog entry by woodklutz posted 05-09-2012 01:40 PM 935 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have found an easy and very effective way to keep my rigid shopvac filter clean. I had some left over Orek filter bags so I cut them seven inches from the top and slipped them over the pleated filter, tucking in the tops of the
bag to keep dust from leaking out. Well after three weeks the filter is 90% dust free, all I do is tap the bag and the dust fall off easily.I do not remove the bag. Unlike panty hose that does not do a good job the filter bag does its job. The Orek bags are lined and the filtering is great. The diameter is perfect to slip over, with encouragement it fits snugly.
I am sure that this system has been used by many other LJ’s so consider this a refresher.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.



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#1 posted 05-09-2012 04:26 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. Are all Orek bags the same size?

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woodklutz

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#2 posted 05-09-2012 07:48 PM

Brandon, I am not sure. The bags I have are from the base model upright. They use a great filter and my shop is much much cleaner. The other good point is that one of these bags will last and last as it does not do anything but filter the air, and just tap it and the dust falls off into the tank. No loss of suction either.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#3 posted 05-10-2012 01:00 AM

I’ve been using the panyhose prefilter and am not familiar with the”Orek” bags. Where do you get them?

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#4 posted 05-10-2012 02:51 AM

Orek retail store or Amazon. Probably any high filtering bag would do. With the panty hose you still had to clean the filter, no more.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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#5 posted 05-11-2012 12:33 AM

I’ll Google Orek as I’ve never heard of them. Thanks for the reply.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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