Dust collection

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Project by Phil53 posted 04-27-2014 07:14 PM 2332 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife run the wheels off her vacuum cleaner but the motor was still good. So I thought I would try a little experiment. I took it apart (tearing stuff up is always fun) for the motor.
The motor and squirrel cage are all-in-one unit. I built a box for it out of scrap wood, the bottom part of the box is hollow with a 1 ½ inch hole in the bottom and it just sits on the Dust Deputy. It works great, in fact if when I vacuumed the floor with it if it sucked up a chunk of wood it would swirl around the top instead of falling down. So I have to turn it off so it will fall on down into the can. I have only used it on the band saw and the floor and it works great for that.

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#1 posted 04-27-2014 09:25 PM

Thats pretty danged creative….nice build

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 04-28-2014 12:10 AM

Thanks for the inspiration! I just dismantled an upright due to repeatedly breaking handle and could not bring myself to toss the “useable” parts (motor, roller brush, cord, etc.) Will file this idea away for further exploration.

-- Chuck near Nashville - “All you are unable to give possesses you” (Andre Gide)

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