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Saturday in the Woodworking Shop #7: Dust Collection

07-08-2015 09:06 PM by AndyPitts | 4 comments »

Today I am talking about woodshop dust collection, and about how I designed and built my cyclone separator and dust collection system using guidance from Bill Pentz (BillPentz.com), piping from Spiral Mfg, and filters from Wynn Environmental. View on YouTube

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Dust Collection #1: Getting Started

05-12-2014 01:57 AM by J Azuma | 0 comments »

I started this project a year or two ago when I read about the benefits of a two-stage system. I purchased a Woodstock lid type separator for a five gallon bucket and when I filled it up too fast I cut a hole in the bottom of the five gallon bucket and put it on top of a Rubbermaid bin. Big mistake. However I was using the shop vac all over the house, most of the time by itself so I never really tested the efficiency of the system until the other day. While it was collecting most of the bi...

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Cyclone Separator Shootout

05-05-2012 05:51 PM by thewoodwhisperer | 18 comments »

Why a Cyclone SeparatorA cyclone separator is essentially a bucket with a fancy lid. When connected to a vacuum source, the lid creates a cyclonic suction that collects large dust particles minimally, and the small dust particles at best. By adding one of these to a standard shop vac or dust extractor, you can collect much of the dust before it ever reaches your vac’s filter. So why would you want to do this? One reason is safety. Many times, a filter will get clogged with both large...

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