Make no bones about it, using power tools in a woodshop can create a ton of sawdust! The dust can be extracted with a ordinary shop-vac, but the problem is that the filter will soon become clogged up with fine particles of dust. One solution to the problem is to place a dust seperator between the vacuum and t
A simple cyclone dust collection can be created from nothing more than a bucket and some PVC fittings. There are a number of ways to go about building them, but how well do they work compared to commercially available options?
In this video we compared the Oneida Dust Deputy to the DIY cyclone dust collection unit, and the results are interesting. The DIY unit did well at first, but as the bucket filled up, performance decreased.
The test was performed the the following way:
The test was performed with an empty bucket and a full bucket. The Dust Deputy performed consistently in both tests, however the DIY cyclone only collected some of the sawdust with a bucket 75% full. A 2nd test was done with just the DIY cyclone at 25% full.