Where to buy 16.5" diameter dust collector bag

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Forum topic by chrunck posted 04-28-2018 03:40 PM 845 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-28-2018 03:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bridgewood dust collector

Anyone know if any current manufacturers have a bag with a 16.5” opening? A friend bought a new dust collector and gave me his old Bridgewood dust collector. I was planning to replace the upper bag, but haven’t been able to find a bag that fits online.

I’ve mostly found bags that are 14.5” or 19”, but not all manufacturers list the bag diameter, just which models it will fit. I saw this lower bag on Amazon that implies Delta vacuums use a 16.5” bag, but I haven’t been able to confirm.


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#1 posted 04-28-2018 04:00 PM

Anybody with some sewing skills can put
a few darts in a larger bag to bring down the
mouth size.

Bridgewood was a house brand sold by Wilke
machinery. They may have parts.

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#2 posted 04-28-2018 04:04 PM

Why do you want to replace it? If it has a tear, stitch it up, otherwise if all you want is a clean bag, don’t bother since it’ll be filthy in no time.

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#3 posted 04-28-2018 05:02 PM

Ha, I almost asked in the first post whether I really need to replace it or not. I was going to because my friend recommended it, but I had the same thought—it’s going to get dirty pretty fast. I’ll use it as-is for now, and maybe switch to a Wynn canister down the road.

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#4 posted 04-28-2018 07:47 PM

DO NOT WASH THE BAG! Sew it up, shake the heck out of it, put it back to work.

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#5 posted 04-30-2018 03:01 PM

Like others have said, its usable as is. It might be a higher micron, so it could be blowing dust into your shop. makes custom bags at 1 micron if you do want to replace it.
Mine goes to the 10’ ceiling. As shown on that web page, they will also expand them out wider than your collector to increase the surface area.
Use it for a while and see how you like it. Then decide if a bag or canister upgrade fits your needs.

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