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Workshop operational tips. #8: Easy(er) Way to Change Your Dust Collector Bag

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Blog entry by LittleBlackDuck posted 06-18-2019 01:14 PM 466 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Boys and Girls,

Another one of my plagiarised hints.

One of the things I will criticise about LumberJocks is that there is a wealth of information out there that just doesn’t seem to get sufficient distribution onto the “ignorant”. Now no offence meant to members as many may consider everyone knows about “it”, whatever “it” may be, and there probably have been a number of past posts that the search engine did not reveal.

Even if the subject has been telegraphed, it may be hidden in the archives that new members may not investigate due to their arachnophobia or share my phobia of ihatereadia.

Unless you have one of these type of cyclones (bought or shopmade)

attached to your dusty, you will find the chore of replacing the collector bag will resurect your desire to turn into an octopus, much like in the past history of your prom night.

You may ask why am I writing all these blogs all of a sudden. Well I have come to the realisation that some of my knowledge resides in the part of my brain that alcohol may affect… so let’s not waste the opportunity.

Allow me to introduce you to the ideal solution. Take a look at this blackboard and the answer is right in front of your eyes,

You are a dumbcoff... unless you screamed, it’s a bleeding whiteboard (DOH!).

Dumbcoff or not, the answer is still in front of your eyes… no not the picture, the magnet holding up the picture…

even if you’re colour blind you should realise it is not a blackboard as magnets would not stick to it.

This solution has been lurking in the background for over 4,000 years (some may argue that a Greek shepherd named Magnes first experienced it’s characteristic) and ever since been waiting for the dust extractor to be invented.

Now here we happen to have a dusty without a cyclone,

that was previously dressed with the assistance of duct tape,

For this demo I have taken the band off, put it aside and pulled the dusties panties down around his knees,

now slip the plastic bag back on and place the magnets to hold the bag.

I decided to use a heavier one where I overlap the bag (trial and error),

I suggest you distribute the magnets around the perimeter because if you put them all in one place, you might as well hold the bag with your free hand.

It’s then just a “simple” job of placing the band and locking it. However,
  1. Don’t “band” over the magnets or you won’t be able to do step 2. Take note of #2 in one of the paragraph below.
  2. Don’t forget to remove the magnet as after several bag replacements you’ll have built up a large residue of magnets and you’ll run the risk of running out of them.

Ready for use,

Now in all fairness, you will need to pick your magnet carefully,
  1. Too small and it will not hold the bag.
  2. Too big, it’ll attract the band on top of it, which kaboshes #1 in the previous
    paragraph.

I decided NOT to make a video of this as my animal nightie was at the dry cleaners, so I’ll direct you to this video.

Enjoy your bagging… just don’t bag me for posting this blog.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD



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Bill Berklich

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#1 posted 06-18-2019 02:35 PM

Love it – never would have thought of it. I struggle regularly now maybe less so – Thanks

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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pottz

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#2 posted 06-18-2019 02:45 PM

i knew youd come up with something i could use.my old delta dc had metal clips that you would just slide the bag under to hold it until you replaced the band,very simple and worked great,my jet doesn’t so ill take your idea.ill get your royalty fee in the mail today ducks.thanks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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clagwell

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#3 posted 06-18-2019 03:01 PM

I like the magnetic pushpins – the handle means I don’t have to wait for my fingernails to grow out before I can change the bag.

-- Dave, Tippecanoe County, IN

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PaulDoug

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#4 posted 06-18-2019 05:40 PM

The bags I get for my HF dust collector are a little too small to go around the DC. I heat the open end of the bag a little and stretch it first. Wipe the part it slips on with a damp rag to remove the dust and then use duct tape. I do think I like the magnet idea somewhat better. Thanks.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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socrbent

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#5 posted 06-18-2019 05:44 PM

I second LBD’s suggestion on using magnets while changing filter bag. Been doing that for a couple of years and it really helps.

-- socrbent Ohio

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splintergroup

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#6 posted 06-18-2019 07:21 PM

Cool!

I have a similar setup, plastic bag goes over a 2” flange. I never even considered magnets! I always had used strips of duct tape to hold up the bag while I got organized with the huge hose clamp. Step 1, tape bag in place, step 2, organize hose clamp, step 3, watch bag fall off while performing step 2 (rinse-repeat).

Thanks for the captain obvious reality slap one the back of the head LBD 8^)

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robscastle

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#7 posted 06-18-2019 10:09 PM

Facinating LBD… I am always attracted to your vast field of knowledge lines.

-- Regards Rob

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pottz

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#8 posted 06-18-2019 10:12 PM



Facinating LBD… I am always attracted to your vast field of knowledge lines.

- robscastle

your gettin awfull cozy with the duck these days RC you still tryin to get that wallet back-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 06-18-2019 11:08 PM



I like the magnetic pushpins – the handle means I don t have to wait for my fingernails to grow out before I can change the bag.

- clagwell

Now that takes this tip up another level, clag’ll. Where do you get them?... Glueing magnets to the bottom of my pawns will bugger up my chess set… loosing 4 pawns will force me to sacrifice my queen.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 06-18-2019 11:09 PM


Facinating LBD… I am always attracted to your vast field of knowledge lines.
- robscastle

Still fishing for that hickie RC?

your gettin awfull cozy with the duck these days RC…
- pottz

He’s trying to suck up after I rejected his hickie request from me!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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robscastle

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#11 posted 06-19-2019 02:03 AM

OMG over the head of everybody … again my humour is wasted.
Magnets attract
They have a massive field around them
Called magnetic lines of flux

How about those italian high heels.?

BTW you have possibly never seen or heard of this,
They make excellent fridge magnets!

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 06-19-2019 02:20 AM


OMG over the head of everybody … again my humour is wasted.
- robscastle

Sorry rc, I did miss that direct association, however, I’m still trying to gravitate away from your hickie request… Barely survived 1 night of mares.

PS. A motor bike is a tad heavy to hang off my fridge and 4x would be too expensive to use on my dusty.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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therealSteveN

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#13 posted 06-19-2019 07:22 AM

Great tutorial. I LMAO through most of it, thanks to all who added to it. LBD take a bow. I even saw a way to keep your magnets all dusty, errr maybe that was the point.

-- Think safe, be safe

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Peteybadboy

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#14 posted 06-19-2019 11:03 AM

Good idea.

-- Petey

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EarlS

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#15 posted 06-19-2019 11:42 AM

I read this and said “duh why didn’t I think about using magnets?” As others mentioned I thought I was pretty clever using DUCK tape. Now i have a better way and no DUCKS will be harmed when I change my DC bag.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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