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thylantyr
03-07-2006, 02:08 PM
Check out the cyclone for a shop vac.

Pretty cool.

http://www.clearvuecyclones.com/Videos.html

joetama
03-07-2006, 02:23 PM
Those things are pretty cool, we used something like that to move grain on our farm for years. But, it's much larger and has to be ran with a tractors PTO.... Same principle though, still pretty **** cool....

ramos
03-07-2006, 02:27 PM
That's pretty sweet I'm looking at upgrading to a vacuum system for the garage too :)

Chevyaudio
03-07-2006, 02:27 PM
nice, I need one

thylantyr
03-07-2006, 04:14 PM
That's pretty sweet I'm looking at upgrading to a vacuum system for the garage too :)

I made my own dust collector years ago, a big wooden box with casters with
an inlet pipe that you attach the dust collecting hose and another inlet for
the shop vac hose, with wooden seperator panel inside plus household
furnace filters. Cheap design but works well. There is very little particle in
the shop vac, all dust/particles are collected inside the box. The cylone is
just a better idea/design, very simple and effective. Saves you real estate
if you have a small garage. $165 for that cylcone piece minus bucket, shop
vac, and you probably need to make the interface hardware to the bucket?

The old school idea is the ordinary dust collector.

$179
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=45378

Seems like it got rave reviews in spite of being a 'cheap' clone as the other
brands cost $100 more. Problem is, only 30 micron filtering.

These folks make the uber filter for the bigger dust collectors. I don't know if
they offer one for the $179 system and if they did, the filter price ain't cheap.

http://www.wynnenv.com/cartridge_filters.htm

BassAce
03-08-2006, 04:16 PM
Small question, someone pointed out to me that if you mix your woodglue and sawdust together it would create a stronger bond when glue your box together as compared to using woodglue alone, is this true?

ramos
03-08-2006, 04:39 PM
I made my own dust collector years ago, a big wooden box with casters with
an inlet pipe that you attach the dust collecting hose and another inlet for
the shop vac hose, with wooden seperator panel inside plus household
furnace filters. Cheap design but works well. There is very little particle in
the shop vac, all dust/particles are collected inside the box. The cylone is
just a better idea/design, very simple and effective. Saves you real estate
if you have a small garage. $165 for that cylcone piece minus bucket, shop
vac, and you probably need to make the interface hardware to the bucket?

The old school idea is the ordinary dust collector.

$179
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=45378

Seems like it got rave reviews in spite of being a 'cheap' clone as the other
brands cost $100 more. Problem is, only 30 micron filtering.

These folks make the uber filter for the bigger dust collectors. I don't know if
they offer one for the $179 system and if they did, the filter price ain't cheap.

http://www.wynnenv.com/cartridge_filters.htm



I have that unit from harbor freight currently. It does work quite well. It's dieing of old age, and needs to be replaced. :)

ramos
03-08-2006, 04:41 PM
Small question, someone pointed out to me that if you mix your woodglue and sawdust together it would create a stronger bond when glue your box together as compared to using woodglue alone, is this true?


Nope, it will fill imperfections nicely though. Clean ( straight ) edges and wood glue FTW :)