Dust Deputy for Router Table

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Review by dhg posted 02-07-2010 04:03 AM 5457 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Routing my test piece for raised panel doors with the Dust Deputy connected to the router cabinet and fence, I was sold on this dust collector. I’d give it more stars if I could. I had gone to Onieda’s website for more information and saw how the dust swirled around, when I saw it on mine I just started laughing thinking this thing is going to work. After routing 9 raised panels and emptying the canister once, total of about 6-7 gallons of sawdustl, it was time to look into the shop vac to see how much dust had gotten in there. There wasn’t enough to fill a teaspoon and the filter look very clean also.

Earlier in the week I routed the styles and rails for the cabinet doors and the filter on the shop vac was just caked with sawdust. I couldn’t see the pleats in the filter. That was it, I have to get one of the DD’s.

I had read some of the other reviews of the DD and was aware of the tipping problem of the unit, but I new that this was going to be dedicated to the router table so that wasn’t a concern. I had looked at getting just the cyclone, but after figuring out what I’d need to get it up and running along with time getting the stuff, spending the extra $30 was worth it. Everything hooked up with no problems. I am totally sold on the DD.

My router table is now complete (I think).


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#1 posted 02-07-2010 04:04 AM

Good idea and good review.


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#2 posted 02-07-2010 04:26 AM

Agree I use the same DD I have it hooked to my ridgid shop vac, then run to my RAS, hollow chisel mortise, miter saw I have a blast gate at each works great!

I’ve emptied the DD pail about 15 times, I haven’t had to clean out my shop vac and it still has the same suction just like it did a few months ago.

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#3 posted 02-07-2010 01:03 PM

i wish all my other tools worked as well as the dd does.

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#4 posted 02-07-2010 01:21 PM

This looks like the thing i need!
Where in the world would i be able to get it, bear in mind we are in deep dark africa!

-- Woodsman

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#5 posted 02-07-2010 04:51 PM

One of the best pieces of equipment i bought in quite awhile. It does exactly what they say it is going to do. And the job i use to hate the most cleaning my filter in my shop vac is almost eliminated.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#6 posted 02-07-2010 06:29 PM

“spending the extra $30 was worth it…” on top of what

MSRP and what did it cost you?


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#7 posted 02-07-2010 06:35 PM

Sorry Peter,I didn’t put the numbers in my write up, the cyclone alone costs about $70, the whole kit was $100. It includes the cyclone, buckets, hose and hardware to attach the cyclone to the buckets and attach one of the buckets to your vac if you so chose. I figured by the time I bought everything else to make it work would cost more and be a hassel to get everything to work.

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#8 posted 02-07-2010 08:44 PM

Agree with Rich, this works like it says it does. Will gobble up all the shavings my DW735 planer can throw at it and that’s a bunch!

-- Big G

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#9 posted 02-19-2010 08:39 AM

Just got my DD, and I don’t know why I waited so long to get one. Amazing what a difference this makes. I’ve seen no loss of suction and no debris collected in my shop vac. So far, I’m very pleased.

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