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Thien Baffle Dust Separator

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Project by measureagain posted 01-09-2016 09:33 PM 3413 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Emptying the shop vac was always a messy job. I bought a Laguna DS16 separator to make that easier, but a lot of chips were still getting to the shop vac. I made a Thien baffle for the DS16, and now nothing but the very fines gets through. The shop vac has a HEPA filter, with a pair of pantyhose tied over it for a prefilter to keep the superfines out of the HEPA pleats. The pantyhose can be brushed off if the vac seems to be breathing harder than normal, and can be removed and washed once in a while, and I don’t end up with sawdust all over the floor like when I was dumping out the shop vac





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htl

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#1 posted 01-10-2016 02:45 AM

Nice easy fix.
Well done.

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DRSWoody

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#2 posted 01-10-2016 06:43 PM

I have a central dust control for the bigger machines-Table saw-Planer-Joiner. I use vacs on remotes for 3 smaller machines. I use disposable bags in all them. Suction is much better with bags and no filter to accumulate sawdust reducing suction. Bags come in several sizes and are reasonably priced.

-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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DRSWoody

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#3 posted 01-10-2016 06:45 PM


I have a central dust control system for the bigger machines-Table saw-Planer-Joiner. I use vacs on remotes for 3 smaller machines. I use disposable bags in all them. Suction is much better with bags and no filter to accumulate sawdust reducing suction. Bags come in several sizes and are reasonably priced.

- DRSWoody


-- R. Smith Central Iowa

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AZwoodworks

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#4 posted 07-23-2021 06:51 PM

Can you add some more pictures of the baffle? I have the same laguna dust separator and want to build a baffle for it. Thanks

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measureagain

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#5 posted 07-23-2021 07:51 PM

It gets all the larger stuff, but the shop vac still wears pantyhose on the HEPA filter to catch the superfines.

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