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dave_the_nerd
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Sawdust Vacuums?

Post by dave_the_nerd » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:33 pm

So, I have a little Stanley shop vac I bought at Costco for next to nothing, and it sucks pretty good for a little while, but with finer sawdust, the filter gets clogged FAST.

My understanding is that a cyclone separator like the Oneida "Dust Deputy" is a common solution for this among the forums. But the product descriptions for most of those devices only refer to them separating out larger chunks/pieces of debris. So I'm confused. (?)

Alternatively, could I use an ash vacuum? Or would I end up with the same clogging problems after a while?
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Re: Sawdust Vacuums?

Post by twforeman » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:41 pm

I have a Dust Deputy. You will note that the name is "Dust" deputy, not "Large Chunk" deputy.

It does a great job separating the dust and keeping the shop vac filter clean. Best $50 I've spent on dust collection.

Highly recommended.

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Re: Sawdust Vacuums?

Post by jswild » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:39 pm

I would agree with twforeman, my dust deputy separates the dust & debris out very well. I get almost no dust in the shop vac and filters now last forever!
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Re: Sawdust Vacuums?

Post by rtlflatt » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:48 pm

Warning label say not for ash
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Re: Sawdust Vacuums?

Post by bharbour » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:39 pm

This thread http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5253 has a pic of my DIY cyclone seperator. It worked great, but when I added the Thien baffle http://www.jpthien.com/cy.htm it worked even better. My seperator was just a 90 degree elbow on the outer side of the lid and an inlet in the center. The center inlet is connected to the shop vac, and the outer elbow to the CNC. Almost nothing gets to the shop vac.

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Re: Sawdust Vacuums?

Post by Georgei » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:47 pm

I am also using Thien's flange. Very happy with it.

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Re: Sawdust Vacuums?

Post by lildave » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:57 am

Dust deputy!

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Re: Sawdust Vacuums?

Post by veng1 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:58 pm

I found that a Dust Deputy only was useful for dust that would fall out of the air due to gravity.

For dust that is almost like smoke, I had to build a water filter that ran the air through water in a bucket before that vacuum.

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Re: Sawdust Vacuums?

Post by AudreyTHolloway » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:49 pm

jswild wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:39 pm
I would agree with twforeman, my dust deputy separates the dust & debris out very well. I get almost no dust in the shop vac and filters now last forever!
Jeff
I would also agree with twforeman. Dust deputy is doing a good job for me as well.

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Re: Sawdust Vacuums?

Post by Preacher » Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:17 pm

+1 for the dust deputy....now I'm working on getting rid of the static electricity 🙃

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