My Shop #3: Dust Collection

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Blog entry by Kent Shepherd posted 12-06-2016 07:01 PM 1347 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have owned a Jet Dust collector for some time now, and have always hated emptying the bag. Recently, one of my customers offered to swap this cyclone from a school wood shop for a product in my store. It was perfect for my needs so I jumped on the opportunity. Having several pieces for the duct work already, I did not have to buy much to get it set up and going, The worst part was finding the time! Using 5″ flex hose I rerouted the air flow to go through the cyclone. The bag only gets what little goes through the filter on the dust collector.

I got really lucky finding this, but there are after market cyclones available from Woodcraft and other sources. The size of this one was perfect for my shop and system. Years ago I found some larger cyclones from a cotton gin that closed that were used at my door shop. In fact, the fan also came from a gin. Great way to build a system if you live where cotton is prevalent like I do. I built that system about thirty years ago and it is still going strong. We dump that system into a couple of custom made trailers we have. Most of those shavings go to horse barns for bedding in stalls.

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#1 posted 12-06-2016 08:42 PM

That is a lot of stuff to MOVE!!

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#2 posted 12-07-2016 04:10 AM

That’s what I did with my dust collector in my shop … added a cyclone … and it works great. Hardly ever have to empty the bag on the DC. You can see my setup in one of my postings.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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