Dust Collector Cart

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Project by Randy Price posted 02-14-2016 10:55 PM 3915 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a cart for my dust collector and Thien dust separator. The wheels on the stock dust collector aren’t very good and I added a Wynn Environmental filter which made it heavier and even harder to move. I wanted to be able to easily move the dust separator and collector together, so this is what I came up with.

I used 24” wide 3/4” plywood for the base. I removed the dust collector from its base and bolted it directly to the cart. The cart frame is 2”x6” and I notched the corners to drop the cart base lower to the floor – kind of like a mechanic’s creeper and by notching the corners I was able to get the wheels as close to the corners as possible.

Getting the wheels out to the corners and lowering the cart height made the whole thing much more stable than the original dust collector.

It rolls real easy now – I cleared out one corner of the shop to store it in and can roll it out as needed.

Thanks for looking.



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#1 posted 02-15-2016 11:31 AM

Hey Randy, how does that can hold up to the vacuum? does it try to collapse?

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#2 posted 02-15-2016 12:02 PM

nice set up – wish I had room to move mine around – great job on the cart

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 02-15-2016 04:23 PM

Great looking setup!

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#4 posted 02-15-2016 04:52 PM

Love the way you did the wheels.
The lower the better for push them things around.

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#5 posted 02-16-2016 01:56 AM

indianajoe -

The vacuum is supported only by the center round white column which is bolted to the bottom of the cart. I was concerned the large silver filter might sag a bit since it doesn’t have any support directly under it. I just checked it and it does slightly sag. I had a plan for this when I designed it; I placed the collector on the cart so that the filter is directly above one rear corner of the cart so I can screw a “leg” into the corner to support the filter as shown in the drawing below. I’ll make the leg out of 2 pieces of plywood screwed together and make it long enough so the filter sets level.


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#6 posted 02-16-2016 07:11 AM

Nice work, very useful thing. I made one for myself so I know how useful it is in many occasions.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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