Dust collection…if needed

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  • #28206
    Mexiquite
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    Howdy,

    I just got a bandsaw to do some of the donkey work of dimensioning my wood. I’m planning on make a few rocking chairs.

    I was looking into which Cyclone Dust Separator was best and was going to make my own, but after actually going to Home Depot and Woodcraft to see what the individual parts would cost and the time it would take to make my own, I opted to look into premade ones.

    I found this very useful video.

    170 – Cyclone Separator Shootout

    Has anybody else used any other type of dust separator? Would you post some pictures?

    Cheers!

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    Caleb in San Antoinio Texas

    #28225
    Peter George
    Participant

    I’ve used the Dust Deputy for several years now. I’m quite satisfied with it.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

    #28275
    Mexiquite
    Participant

    @pjgeorge how many HP is the shop vac you use?

    #28296
    Scott
    Participant

    Mex-

    I was given a Dust Deputy separator, and I may use it for general shop use. I bought some bolts and hoses and a dolly, but need some decent buckets. The ones at HD and Lowes are 75mil, and the Oneida instructions suggest 90mil so the suction does not collapse the bucket. The only place I have found 90mil buckets is Amazon.

    The combination of vac+separator+hoses will be pretty bulky for my small shop – so I am not looking forward to that. My vac is a 6.5HP Shopvac.

    I recently purchased a dust collector, which is now connected directly to my jointer/planer. In the future I will run ductwork from the collector to the bandsaw. Just have to figure out HOW I want to modify the dust port on the old bandsaw.

    -Scott Los Angeles

    #28304
    Steve Follis
    Participant

    I have a Jet 1-1/2 hp dust collector, and I use this cyclone lid that fits on a garbage can in-line with the unit. Very little dust makes it to the collector now and it is much easier to dump the can than fool with the bag.

    http://www.woodcraft.com/product/2004310/8981/trash-can-cyclone-lid.aspx

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #28313
    Peter George
    Participant

    I’m not sure. It’s a 10 gallon Mastercraft that I bought at Canadian Tire several years ago.

    Peter in
    Biggar SK
    "New York is big, but this is Biggar"

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