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#1 posted 08-11-2016 03:04 PM

The separator is a must to protect the vanes from larger chips. As to the filter, I just discarded it and the bag and vented the dust directly through an outside wall. Freed up a ton of space and no bags to empty and no worries about airborne dust….from the DC anyway.
The separator can catches a good deal and the rest can be vented to a container outside.
I didn t bother with the outside container. We are VERY rural.

- Gene Howe

Same here. It allowed me to mount the blower in the corner of my garage out of the way. The trash can is easy to empty. I have a neighbor about 60ft to the side of my house where it vents, so I wanted to be sure I wasn’t caoting anything. I dumped maybe a gallon of dust on the floor to suck it up, and had my wife operate the collector while I observed outdoors. The dust is visible at a max of maybe 6 inches from the vent, then it’s just gone. I think my actual dryer puts out more junk through its vent!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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