Choosing A Vac For The Dust Deputy

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Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 04-20-2013 03:09 PM 14637 reads 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In my last video I did a review of the Dust Deputy and showed how effective it is. ​This prompted several people to ask me about what size shop vacuum is necessary to work with the Dust Deputy. So in this video, I decided to explore that question and share the results with you.

​​Even if you are not planning on using a Dust Deputy, you might find the information helpful in your decision to buy a shop vacuum.

If you have not seen how effective it is, check out my previous video where I review the Dust Deputy.​

I do not usually save bloopers or even load them in the computer. Normally I delete them in the camera to save memory and reduce the files for editing. But I decided to save one for you at the end of the video:)

​I hope you enjoy the video and find it helpful.

​Your friend in the shop-

Todd A. Clippinger

Share the Love-Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#1 posted 04-20-2013 03:43 PM

Thank you for sharing, I had been steering clear of the dust deputy, but thanks to your review, I will be
installing one on my vacuum cart to replace the thein separator that lets too much dust through. I have
a medium size vac, so it should work OK. Darn, just when I was thinking you were almost perfect you
show that you also have those moments.

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#2 posted 04-20-2013 03:44 PM

Yes – raw moments of reality bloopers are:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 04-20-2013 07:34 PM

i was hoping to learn about the….......oh crap….features in this video, and you did a great job on this review…always love your videos thanks todd for such a good effort…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 04-21-2013 01:09 AM

Thanks for the video! I got a shop vac a long time ago and used it for a few years. They are handy and don’t take up as much room as a dust collector.

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#5 posted 04-21-2013 11:07 AM

thanks Todd great review , i have this one and love it , i tried putting it on a larger can a 33 gallon other than the five gallon bucket and it didnt seem to perform as well ,putting it back on the small biucket and leaving it dedicated to the sanders ,again thanks for sharing

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#6 posted 04-21-2013 12:36 PM

Some good info Todd. Appreciate you and your videos. I didn’t see any blooper/snafu…... I speak and think like that all the time.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 04-22-2013 02:49 AM

Good info, thanks.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#8 posted 01-05-2016 11:36 PM

hi all. new here.

do you think a HF 1HP DC is overkill/too much for a the regular DD and a bucket? I have a shop vac i could use but my dad gave me his old DC which is much quieter than a shop vac.

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#9 posted 01-06-2016 02:36 AM

joshick – A shop vac creates a low volume of air flow at high pressure. The dust collector pulls a high volume of air at a lower pressure.

The small Dust Deputy is actually designed to be used with a shop vac based on it’s port size and would work best with it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#10 posted 01-07-2016 07:20 PM

ah icic. thanks for the reply todd. dang a SDD costs so much more :P i guess ill have to spring for the SDD sometime soon. i was using the HR DC the other day just straight up and it is SO quiet compared to a shopvac!

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#11 posted 01-07-2016 07:23 PM

josh – Yes, typically the DC units run much quieter than the shop vacs. My 2 hp ShopFox dust collector is a screamer. I would never recommend the ShopFox models. My brother has a 2 hp Jet that runs with a lot less noise.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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