Vacum and adding a Cyclone?

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Forum topic by Northern83 posted 05-14-2019 03:02 PM 218 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2019 03:02 PM

I have an Bosch GAS 35M vacuum that I attach to my plunge, miter and jigsaw.. as well as vacuuming floors after use.

However, I find that the filters are being clogged faster then I like with reduced suction as a result.

I was wondering if anybody has suggestions for a type of cyclone that would help alleviate the vacum / filters with all the dust?

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#1 posted 05-14-2019 06:04 PM

The small Dust Deputy.

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#2 posted 05-14-2019 06:20 PM

The small Dust Deputy.

- WhyMe

I second that. A Dust Deputy is great for this type of thing. I know nothing about the Bosch GAS 35M other than it is a small vacuum. But, if it works like a typical shop vac where there is a main filter and an option for a bag, add the bag as well.

With a Dust Deputy, the bag in my vac gets very little in it. But the bag catches enough dust to allow the HEPA filter I use for the main filter to stay unclogged indefinitely.

Just make sure to empty the bucket for the Dust Deputy before it gets more than about 2/3 to 3/4 full (for the typical 5 gal bucket). Then the dust starts to bypass the Dust Deputy.

-- Clin

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#3 posted 05-15-2019 01:38 AM

+1 on the dust deputy—I have one and it’s very effective at separation.

Maybe this variant will fit your vacuum >

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#4 posted 05-15-2019 02:36 AM

I use a Dustopper I picked up at the BORG, it works great. I also built an all in one stand for it, I got the idea off of a youtube vid.

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#5 posted 05-16-2019 04:53 AM

I picked up my Dust Deputy over a decade ago and wouldn’t be without it. In fact, it inspired me to buy a Super Dust Deputy and a Dust Gorilla (3hp).

Using a vac to collect dust from my Paint Shaver, the filter would clog in five minutes. I built a Rainbow vac type filter, which solved the problem and allowed the vac to run for extended periods. However, the resulting mud (leaded paint) was a bear to deal with.

I read about the Dust Deputy cyclone and, based on the reviews, took the $200.00 plunge. It paid off. I could run a half hour between filter cleanings, instead of a few minutes.

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