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Dust collection fiber barrels

by JamesG2222
posted 08-08-2017 05:46 PM

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#1 posted 08-08-2017 05:56 PM

The more height the better. You need it for capacity.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 08-08-2017 08:13 PM

I’ve never cut a fiber barrel but have done a few wooden ones as well as metal ones…...I’ve never been able to cut it straight. But I don’t think that’s the only problem, you need to get the metal ring put back onto to for stiffness. Still, if the 55 gallon drums are free, it doesn’t cost anything to try.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#3 posted 08-08-2017 09:36 PM

keeping a straight edge is simple.
ive cut plastic, fiber, and metal drums by using my circ saw and using the floor as my guide.metal cutting blade for the metal drum. cuts about 1 1/2” up.
made a gage once when i was stacking 2 plastic drums for my DC- a piece of wood cut to length where i wanted the cut, taped a marker on one end and nailed a little leg on the other that rode on top of the drum. ran it around the drum to mark where i wanted the cut then used my circ saw with a plywood blade.worked like a charm both ways.
fiber drums got a little flimsy, so i just took a piece of the cutoff and glued it around the top- instant garbage can.

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#4 posted 08-09-2017 02:24 AM


This is a great site to get help

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