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Posted on Cyclone Clogging at the Cone and 7" Flex Hose

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#1 posted 01-31-2017 10:26 PM

I have a small cyclone (Dust Deputy), and I’ll notice larger, more massive things like large chips, will just spin and spin.

I think what happens is the centripetal forces, created by the spinning, force it against the cone and the angle of the cone is such, it creates a force trying to lift the chip. If this is more than gravity, the chip won’t fall. Since it seems to stay put. It also appears there’s a balance point. Probably as the chip goes higher, it slows due to the larger radius. As it slows, the centripetal forces drop.

Since these forces are greater for faster spinning, and faster spinning is from faster air, I think you may need to slow the air down. It may be that the extra push from the planer blower is the difference.

You probably can’t restrict the airflow going in, without risking a clog at that point. But, perhaps you could restrict airflow on the output side of the cyclone or even the blower exhaust. Or perhaps you can figure out a way to run the blower slower.

-- Clin

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