yet another shop vacuum cart

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Blog entry by metolius posted 04-17-2017 10:39 PM 1189 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

ShopNotes No. 109 has a shop vacuum station with a dust deputy that I have long marked to give a try.

Having a mini cv06 clearvue on a 30 gallon drum attached to a hugely barrelled shopvac/blower required a few changes.

I wanted a way to conveniently separate the drum from the cyclone for emptying. There are many examples of different configurations I found to do this with a magnetic lifts of the top, or a leveraged lift of the drum, etc.

While ho-humming on how to go about it, I had made a collar that fits around the cv06 to see how it would behave as a lift. It had a hole 6 inches in diameter, with a 5/8 hole every 30 deg around the edge for the bolts to nest into. I found that a half collar holds the cv06 really well with the bolts locked into the 5/8 holes. Using this, I chose to make a stack of 2 half collars. The lower one locks the cv06 into position while in use; this also prevents a tug from the hose from tipping it over. The upper collar is about 3 inches higher and holds the cv06 up when it is detached from the drum.

This photo is with the cv06 lifted off the drum.

This photo are all the bits holding the cv06 and the drum. Shop vacuum extension wands insert into the corners for storage.

The centrifugal action brings more fun for the cleanup help.

Overall its a bit beastly and larger then I anticipated. The foot print is 2’x4’, made from craigslist free scrap.

It is muchly much better to tote around than pushing/dragging/lifting components around the shop.

-- derek / oregon

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#1 posted 07-31-2017 03:11 AM

That’s one nice heavy duty cyclone cart!!!

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