New Shop Upgrades #2: Cyclone seperator

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Blog entry by childress posted 03-18-2010 06:57 AM 1734 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a friend that is an HVAC specialist and we sat down and designed this unit together which he then ordered some custom parts to be made. After $60 in materials, $85 for the dust collector and a cutting board for a trade off, that left me with $145 out of pocket. Not too bad, I don’t think. It works good, but can only do one tool at a time. Oh, and I also spent about $40 on the 4” hose and 6” duct work into the trash can.


I wired its outlet to the wsitch there to the right of the collector. That way, I can turn it on easy when at the tablesaw.




No large chips in the bag. Of course my next upgrade is to get a 5 micron or smaller bag….This one is 35.

-- Childress Woodworks

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#1 posted 03-18-2010 01:54 PM

Basically you are saying we all need to court a HVAC specialist friend. Would you recommend flowers or chocolate to attract them?

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#2 posted 03-18-2010 04:18 PM

Sweet, cheap, and compact. Good for you. I like it.

I really like having a 1 micron bag. Nothing gets airborne. I also use the one machine at a time rule, but this maybe because I am too lazy to pipe the whole shop.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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