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what shop Vac you would recommend for shapeoko

Post by jkanzaki » Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:18 am

Hello All,

Just curious which shop Vac would people here recommend to use on the shapeoko?


Love to hear you
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Re: what shop Vac you would recommend for shapeoko

Post by bjbsquared » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:29 am

Anyone using the "bucket head" from Home Depot?
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Re: what shop Vac you would recommend for shapeoko

Post by calica » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:40 am

I have the Shop Vac equivalent from Lowes (I like blue). Works fine. Biggest problem is the cheap blue bucket I got from Lowes collapses if I use a 3/4" hose.

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Re: what shop Vac you would recommend for shapeoko

Post by calica » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:41 am

One other complaint, the hose is a little short.

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Re: what shop Vac you would recommend for shapeoko

Post by WillAdams » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:31 pm

I'm wondering how much vacuum is necessary --- I've been using a cheap household vacuum cleaner which is adjustable, and it seems to get everything at the lowest setting.
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Re: what shop Vac you would recommend for shapeoko

Post by Improbable Construct » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:35 pm

I bought a small vac from amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/ArmorAll-AA255-Ut ... 003M2F7NI/
It worked well but the filter clogged up quickly.
I now use my full size shop vac with a dust deputy :
http://www.amazon.com/Oneida-Molded-Dus ... ust+deputy
and a 1-1/4" hose:
http://www.amazon.com/Shop-Vac-9051200- ... 4+vac+hose

This setup works extremely well and almost nothing makes it into the filter of the shop vac.
I did have to double up the buckets because the suction was enough to collapse and crack a single bucket. :)
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Re: what shop Vac you would recommend for shapeoko

Post by jkanzaki » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:44 am

Thanks Everyone for your reply.
Improbably Construct: your set up looks very elegant, this seems to be a good solution if i am getting a shop vac. THANKS

I did some research online, Shop vac's price range from 50-300$. The sweet spot seems to be around 150$ for a full size shop vac

what do you guys think?

should I go for a 2.9hp or higher 6hp ? I think my budget is around 80-160 what would be a good choice. To be honest I am still a not sure how many HP is enough for sucking all the plastic/aluminum chips and wood particle from milling these materials.
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Re: what shop Vac you would recommend for shapeoko

Post by WillAdams » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:31 am

$80 will get you:

$22
Bucket Head Wet/Dry Vac http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bucket-Head- ... Vac-BH0100
2x $4
Leaktite 5-Gal. Bucket http://www.homedepot.com/p/Leaktite-5-G ... WHITE-PAIL
$40 Oneida DIY Molded Dust Deputy Cyclone http://www.woodcraft.com/PRODUCT/202101 ... CLONE.ASPX

Add some hose to connect everything and you should be set.

You could fashion your own cyclone w/ a lid and some PVC pipe elbows.
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Re: what shop Vac you would recommend for shapeoko

Post by calica » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:58 pm

A "Goodwill" canister vac, Dust Deputy and a bucket w/ lid would be very effective and compact.

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Re: what shop Vac you would recommend for shapeoko

Post by jkanzaki » Wed Sep 04, 2013 6:26 am

WillAdams wrote:$80 will get you:

$22
Bucket Head Wet/Dry Vac http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bucket-Head- ... Vac-BH0100
2x $4
Leaktite 5-Gal. Bucket http://www.homedepot.com/p/Leaktite-5-G ... WHITE-PAIL
$40 Oneida DIY Molded Dust Deputy Cyclone http://www.woodcraft.com/PRODUCT/202101 ... CLONE.ASPX

Add some hose to connect everything and you should be set.

You could fashion your own cyclone w/ a lid and some PVC pipe elbows.

Willadam can you show me a picture your setup, curious how you attach the cyclone onto the buckethead set up.
I would assume we need a extra 1 1/4 hose? attach to Cyclone on one end... bottom of the cycline is the Leaklite 5 Gal bucket you suggested which the cyclone attach on top. On the other end you would connect another hose between the cyclone to the Buck head wet/dry vac.

so Hose --> Cyclone [attach to leaktite at bottom] --> hose -- > buckethead vac
is this correct?
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