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twforeman
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Bought a Dust Deputy

Post by twforeman » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:14 am

Earlier I had tried to make my own home-grown cyclone separator, but it didn't really work at all.

So I finally decided to take the plunge and spend the $45 on a Dust Deputy.
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There is some assembly required with the basic kit, so I took some photos and wrote up a post on my blog.

http://timf.anansi-web.com/wp/assembling-a-dust-deputy/

I have to report that it works great. Well enough that I'd love to buy one of the $1400 units to replace my woodworking shop dust collector. But that's not likely to happen for a while... :(
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Re: Bought a Dust Deputy

Post by chomdh » Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:44 am

On the same topic, I just watched this video earlier today: http://www.iliketomakestuff.com/dust-collection/
Dust deputy is now on my list of future upgrades.
Are you using a reducer to run a smaller diameter hose to your Shapeoko? Can you post pics or describe your method for attaching to the spindle?
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Re: Bought a Dust Deputy

Post by twforeman » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:52 pm

I do have a reducer from the 2" hose to a 1" hose.

Pics and details here: http://timf.anansi-web.com/wp/shoes-for-the-shapeoko/
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Re: Bought a Dust Deputy

Post by Defy » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:08 pm

Thanks for the info, another think on my long list of things to add.

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Re: Bought a Dust Deputy

Post by twforeman » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:42 pm

I just want to add a quick update.

I've been drilling a lot of holes in MDF recently and last night I emptied the bucket on my DustDeputy. The 5 gallon bucket was packed full of MDF shavings and dust, and I mean packed.

Then I pulled the top off my shop vac. Normally when I drill a lot of MDF the filter in the shop vac gets clogged with fine dust very quickly. There was no sign of any MDF dust in the bucket or on the filter.

This Dust Deputy works as advertised. I highly recommend it.
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Re: Bought a Dust Deputy

Post by BellyUpFish » Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:55 pm

I love my Dust Deputy. I use it with all sorts of power tools and it tackles the job just fine.

I bought it mainly to just evacuate my blast cabinet and prevent premature death to my ShopVac, but since then, I've started using it on all sorts of stuff.

Someone asked about it on another forum and I made a quick video of it sucking up sizeable chunks of stuff.



I was trying to see what it took to overload it in this video..


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Re: Bought a Dust Deputy

Post by secretspy711 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:57 am

I ended up with 2 of these as Christmas gifts. I'm only using 1 right now and it works great. I could make a 2-stage collector, but it's really not necessary.
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