I’ve had this system for a long time and I was never happy with that filter bag. It is messy to empty the container and the filter bag doesn’t stop the fine dust from getting in the shop. I was thinking of buying one of those expensive filters or moving the unit outside of the shop. One day it just hit me, I live in the country and the only thing next to my shop is a patch of woods which I own. I don’t even need a filter. Below is what I came up with.
I took my unit apart. The motor and blower is inside and the dust container is outside. I get the larger stuff in the barrel and the fine stuff just blows out the top of the barrel into the woods behind my shop.
-- Emmett, from Georgia