My dust collector odyssey

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Blog series by dschlic1 updated 10-11-2020 10:10 PM 2 parts 1248 reads 4 comments total

Part 1: Inital thoughts and plans

10-06-2020 05:31 PM by dschlic1 | 3 comments »

I have been using shop vacs for dust collection for a number of years. They work for some tools and not at all for others. So I recently decided to acquire a dust collector: high volume and low pressure. First some info about my “shop”. My shop is a two car garage that has two cars parked in it. There is a small section on the left hand side where I store all of my tools. Everything is mounted on wheels and is mobile. Any time I think about getting a new device, I first have to...

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Part 2: Big Problem

10-11-2020 10:10 PM by dschlic1 | 1 comment »

After mounting the 4” fitting for the intake to the Thien baffle, I marked and located where the 5” boss of the blower should go. Before cutting the opening, I placed the top hat assembly on the blower. It won’t fit. So step back and look at the project once more. I decided to try and use the bag/collector ring as the cyclone part of the Thein baffle. Somewhat similar to this. I developed a model in Sketchup:

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