Dust collector bag clamps... what do you use

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Forum topic by LucasWoods posted 10-20-2017 02:52 AM 957 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-20-2017 02:52 AM

Spending $30+ for some bag clamps for my grizzly 2HP system just seems ridiculous…. what do you all use? Anyone have any ideas for cheaper solutions?

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#1 posted 10-20-2017 03:44 AM

Amazon has some for $22. You could also make your own, but honestly, $22 seems like a good deal to me.

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#2 posted 10-20-2017 09:15 AM

Due to the design of the my Oneida system I can use regular old outdoor garbage bags. I just buy heavy duty ones from Home Depot, works great. :)

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#3 posted 10-20-2017 02:02 PM

He’s talking about the metal strap clamp that keeps the bag on, not the bag itself. You can use big contractor bags on pretty much any dust collector, you just need a way to keep the bag attached to the bottom of the collector. That’s what the strap is for.

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#4 posted 10-20-2017 03:28 PM


I know you have been working on setting up your system, but don’t recall what if any separator you decided on. If you do use a separator, you don’t need the separator from the original DC. It probably has a 5” port from the blower, since your input was 5”. If you opened up the inlet to 6” then this outlet reduction will limit your performance. Also, the original DC separator is redundant and reduces performance if you add something like a SDD. So with that setup, you can eliminate the bag for a clean out box as shown.

Just a different idea as I know you were trying to maximize your DC.

Hope this helps. Let us know what you do.


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