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Forum topic by Denner posted 03-03-2021 01:58 AM 335 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Denner

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03-03-2021 01:58 AM

Howdy All,

Swung and missed searching for this, so asking here: Has anyone sewn a reusable shop vac bag from a dust collector bag, or filter fabric? I’m thinking either some 1 micron cloth from AFF, or maybe one of the Powertec bags off Amazon. Anyone know a reason this would fail?

Thanks,
Denner


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Lazyman

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#1 posted 03-07-2021 03:51 PM

I’ve never heard of anyone doing that. Are you planning to put the bag over the filter or is this more like a reusable version of the paper bag filters that they make for shop vacs? What is the goal exactly? One of the advantages of the disposable bags is that they make the vac easy to empty while also keeping the filter cleaner. It would seem that a resuable cloth bag would be dusty mess to empty.

BTW, I highly recommend the Gore Cleanstream filters. They clean off easily and the original one I bought lasted about 5 years before needing to be replaced. They seem to do an excellent job of prevent really fine dust from exiting the vac. They will save you money over the long haul and by adding a cyclone before it, you can go quite a while between having to clean the filter.

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Denner

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#2 posted 03-08-2021 05:53 PM

This is a cloth version of the paper bags, ala the Festool Longlife. I’ve been reusing a paper one, and emptying it isn’t too bad since I do it outside into a lawn bag. The goal is to have a bag that (in no particular order): filters better, is more durable, and is easier to close/open. I have a cyclone, and it works well, but like the compact aspect of just the shop vac. The Gore sounds good, and I’ll keep an eye out. The ones for my vac at least seem a bit thin on the ground right now. Given the “late unpleasantness”, I’m sure there’re some challenges in the filter material supply chain that’ll ease up later this year.


I ve never heard of anyone doing that. Are you planning to put the bag over the filter or is this more like a reusable version of the paper bag filters that they make for shop vacs? What is the goal exactly? One of the advantages of the disposable bags is that they make the vac easy to empty while also keeping the filter cleaner. It would seem that a resuable cloth bag would be dusty mess to empty.

BTW, I highly recommend the Gore Cleanstream filters. They clean off easily and the original one I bought lasted about 5 years before needing to be replaced. They seem to do an excellent job of prevent really fine dust from exiting the vac. They will save you money over the long haul and by adding a cyclone before it, you can go quite a while between having to clean the filter.

- Lazyman


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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 03-10-2021 11:01 AM

Slap a Dust Deputy on your system… well worth the investment. Years ago I bought s Fe$tool sysvac with 5 disposable bags and a Longlife... With the DD front end fitted after the 1st, disposable, I’m still on my 2nd disposable and the Longlife is still in its plastic cover.

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