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Forum topic by ClammyBallz posted 08-30-2015 01:56 AM 1022 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2015 01:56 AM

I wanted to wait and post this project when it was finally completed, but I can’t help myself. I’m so happy with the way it works, I wanted to share it with everyone here.

I picked up this cyclone on ebay after reading a couple positive reviews on some forums about it. I wasn’t expecting much, but I was tired of dealing with the stupid bag on the dust collector which is really a pain to swap out. It doesn’t take long to fill up the bag after planing several boards.

Anyway, I finished welding up the frame for it tonight and was anxious to try it out. I slapped the ductwork together and sucked up all the dust & shavings out of the full DC bag. I was really surprised that it pulled out this much of it in the can and only left a handfull of it in the bag.

Don’t laugh at my welds, this is the only the second project I welded. I still have a few more modifications to make on it and I’ll post up some more pics when it’s complete.

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#1 posted 08-30-2015 01:58 AM

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#2 posted 09-02-2015 11:12 PM

What do you have for a blower?

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#3 posted 09-02-2015 11:18 PM

All those 90° angles must be killing your airflow.

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#4 posted 09-03-2015 06:31 PM

It’s a PSI 2hp DC. The top is 7” which goes down to 6” on the intake, the elbows really don’t effect it much. I sucked up the bag of shavings in a minute, still has a good amount of suction. Eventually the DC will be mounted above the cyclone, I wanted to get it up and running to test it out before I spent any more time on it.

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