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Forum topic by eflanders posted 03-23-2018 02:21 PM 416 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2018 02:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust deputy planer jointer sawdust dust collector question

Currently I’m using a Thein baffle separator that functions great. However, one of the drawbacks to this design is that I lose about 1/4 of the barrel capacity. I use rough sawn material almost exclusively. Planing and jointing a single 6 -10” board to finish size is enough to fill my 33 gal. container. Because of this I’m wondering if I used a Dust Deputy cyclone instead, if I would gain some additional capacity?
Here are some things to consider:
1). Cost: Adding a SDD would be about $200 total added cost.
2). Size: Adding the SDD would increase the overall height by 27 plus inches to the collection bin. I’m in a basement shop with 8’ ceilings. It would be a struggle to pipe a straight run to the fine dust/overflow bag collector.
3). Planer: My planer is a 15” wide, straight knifed unit. (My jointer has straight blades too.) These units produce long shavings accordingly which fill up the container much quicker than “sawdust”. Given the cost of a SDD, would switching to a helical head cutter produce finer shavings than the straight knife? If so, I would gain all of the other advantages of a helical cutterheado which I would like!

What say you masters of the shop?

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#1 posted 03-23-2018 02:28 PM

Here are some shots of what I’m dealing with for room.

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