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Dust Collection Cart (with cutting diagram)

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Project by handmadewithashley posted 04-03-2019 04:05 AM 1757 views 14 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built a dust collection cart for my Ridgid shop vacuum and the Dustopper dust separator. This was a much need shop project that I’ve been putting off for months. I’m so glad I finally built one. I built the cart from a sheet of plywood and used pocket hole joints to put it all together.

I included a diagram with my cuts and documented the project details on my blog. You can read the steps about it here.

I also created a short build video that gives a high level overview of the project.


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Thanks for checking out my project! If you’re like me, and have been putting this project off I hope this inspires you to go out a build one for your shop. :)

-- Ashley, Alabama, Instagram - @handmadewithashley, https://www.youtube.com/handmadewithashley, http://www.ashleygrenon.com





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htl

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#1 posted 04-03-2019 04:17 AM

Nice job and great video!!!

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#2 posted 04-03-2019 04:49 AM



Nice job and great video!!!

- htl

thank you! :D

-- Ashley, Alabama, Instagram - @handmadewithashley, https://www.youtube.com/handmadewithashley, http://www.ashleygrenon.com

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#3 posted 04-03-2019 10:55 AM

Love the googly eyes. It got a laugh out of me.
The carts not bad too. ;-) How do you like the shop vac?

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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#4 posted 04-03-2019 11:12 AM

+1 on googly eyes!!! They made me smile. Thanks for posting this.

I hadn’t seen the dustopper before. Is it a Home Depot product? Once we get moved I need to make something like this for the Shop vac so I’m not having to empty the filter so much.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#5 posted 04-03-2019 12:24 PM



Love the googly eyes. It got a laugh out of me.
The carts not bad too. ;-) How do you like the shop vac?

- Underdog

Thanks! :) I’m really happy with it. It has worked well for my shop. I upgraded to this from a 9 year old Shop Vac so the difference was night and day :P

-- Ashley, Alabama, Instagram - @handmadewithashley, https://www.youtube.com/handmadewithashley, http://www.ashleygrenon.com

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#6 posted 04-03-2019 12:25 PM



+1 on googly eyes!!! They made me smile. Thanks for posting this.

I hadn t seen the dustopper before. Is it a Home Depot product? Once we get moved I need to make something like this for the Shop vac so I m not having to empty the filter so much.

- EarlS

It definitely makes emptying the filter and vac so much easier. Yes, I think it is a HD exclusive.

-- Ashley, Alabama, Instagram - @handmadewithashley, https://www.youtube.com/handmadewithashley, http://www.ashleygrenon.com

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#7 posted 04-03-2019 01:07 PM

Nice design. Good easy access to the top bucket. And the eyes ;)

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#8 posted 04-03-2019 03:01 PM

Very well done both on build and the video.

I wonder how the Duststopper compares to the Dust Deputy. I have a Dust Deputy and it works great but the HD one is more compact and does not make the bucket so top heavy and unwieldy.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#9 posted 04-03-2019 05:20 PM

Nice job and thanks for sharing

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#10 posted 04-03-2019 09:10 PM

The designer discusses the Dustopper here, and mentions DD and Dustopper are about the same in terms of separation:

https://discuss.inventables.com/t/home-depot-dustopper-high-efficiency-dust-separator/52909

-- Luck, the point where preparation meets opportunity.

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#11 posted 04-03-2019 10:31 PM

Good stuff Ashley, I’ve been following along on Insta and Youtube.

-- Kevin Johnson, Chicago IL, Instagram - @KevBotWorkshop

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#12 posted 04-04-2019 01:54 AM

Pressing the LIKE on this,

-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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#13 posted 04-04-2019 03:22 AM

I am a fan of the Dust Stopper and I was interested in your build. My concern is that when you hook up the vacuum hose and move about, then the upper weight of the “DS” would foreseeably add to the apparatus tilting or following over? Importantly, what type of casters?
Interesting project…
I am planning to design my own version. Here is where I am…

Ps What is the diameter of the cutout hole for the orange buckets?

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#14 posted 04-04-2019 05:04 AM

Just route the hose down neer the base and it’s no longer being puller from the top.

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#15 posted 04-08-2019 12:40 PM

Very nice; I like it. I built a cart to hold my Fein vac & Dust Deputy a while ago, but I put them side by side instead of vertically. Vertical seems better; takes up less floor space & less bending over to roll it around.

-- Steve, in Morris County, NJ

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