Cyclone Dust seperator

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Blog entry by chadgr posted 04-24-2014 07:32 PM 1497 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

After setting up the workshop dust collection with some help from a few fellow LJ’s. I have seen many people’s videos and blogs on building a cyclone separator, and now that I have had my dust collector running for a few months I realise how quickly it fills up and also how much that filter clogs. So I decided to try my hand at making a separator, after extensive research I called upon a friend to deliver one of those oil drums that they use in many businesses took the lid off and cut two 100mm holes opposite each other, by placing a 90degree elbow in each the air flows around the drum causing the large chips to fall. This system is so incredibly simple yet so effective, I was actually quite surprised on how well it worked. A few modifications to come soon are, 100mm castors (that thing is heavy when full) and a larger dust collector, mine is only 185 mcubed per hour so I am looking at a 2000m3 which should be plenty powerful.
I am hoping to post a new video soon of the dust collector in action.
Thanks for reading Chad aged 16

-- Chad Griffiths Vist my Etsy Shop

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#1 posted 04-25-2014 03:21 AM

I will be interested to see the video. This sounds cheap and easy. Two of my favorite things!

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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