Super Charged Shop Vacuum

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Project by EdK posted 04-05-2013 08:13 AM 3971 views 12 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

SOOOOOOOOO much dust. Wow this is a fun hobby but it sure is dusty. I adapted the cart from ShopNotes issue 109 to fit my vacuum and homemade separator. I connected the vac and separator with 2” PVC and made a boom arm to keep the hose from dragging the floor. This made it easier to connect to my circular saw, sander and other tools. It is easy to maneuver around the shop. I am in the process of getting set up so my shop is a little mixed up right now.

-- Ed

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#1 posted 04-05-2013 10:17 AM

Slick setup, nice work.
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#2 posted 04-05-2013 12:53 PM

Looks really good. but it looks like you could shorten the pipe to the boom quite a bit and maybe eliminate one of the 90 degree bends. better suction that way.


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#3 posted 04-05-2013 02:12 PM

I really like the boom arm. Great idea to make great dust collection as convenient as possible.

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#4 posted 04-05-2013 05:32 PM

Cool project.. I had one kinda like it and just out grew it. But made this with plans out of shopnotes if i remember correctly. Well done vacuum

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 05:34 PM

I count 6 90’s. That’s a lot. Can’t the pipe leaving the can (inlet) just go straight up to the boom?

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#6 posted 04-06-2013 01:33 AM

Thanks guys for the complements. Hi Buche & ChuckC. I used PVC between the vac and cyclone instead of the vac hose to cut down on the restriction the standard flexible shop vac hose would add. The cyclone is just sitting on the top of the orange bucket and it will not support the boom. The reason I ran the PVC to the base is stability of the boom. I will think about other ways to eliminate 90’s and if I find any that work I will repost this.
Thank you for your comments.

-- Ed

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