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    The separators work pretty well. I have one on top of 200l barrel. problem is they are not 100%, more like 94 %. Which means on every 100kg , 6kg of fine dust really goes into the vacuum cleaner. Which is not a great deal if you do small stuff.
    project 1 , 2, Dust Shoe ...

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    I'm certainly not generating "commercial" volumes of dust for my hobby work, but the fine dust does tend to clog the vacuum cleaner filter. Do these cheap separators work well with the fine dust as well as chips?

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    At the end of the day, no matter how much money you are going to spent in a system like that ,you are going to get it back from bag saving, time and nerve braking everytime you have to change a vacuum bag at the middle of a job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neale View Post
    I'm certainly not generating "commercial" volumes of dust for my hobby work, but the fine dust does tend to clog the vacuum cleaner filter. Do these cheap separators work well with the fine dust as well as chips?
    They work great. Last year when I started using the separator/barrel combo, I hammered my CNC cutting MDF. But I've not had to empty my vac once since using the setup. Next to no dust enters the vac. At most, you'll probably get a very fine film of dust in the vac over a long period of time.
    Bought a Chinese 6040...if only I'd known better :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rye View Post
    They work great. Last year when I started using the separator/barrel combo, I hammered my CNC cutting MDF. But I've not had to empty my vac once since using the setup. Next to no dust enters the vac. At most, you'll probably get a very fine film of dust in the vac over a long period of time.
    Did you build a cyclone or buy an off the shelf solution?

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    I bought the separator(14.80 from ebay UK) and a cheap blue barrel 8 (delivery was 7.99 though.) Also bought lots of ribbed hosing so I could split the system and use it to soak-up dust from the sander, bench saw and use as a vac for tidying the shed.

    Just took this photo from one of my security cams to give you an idea of what it looks like:
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    Last edited by Rye; 01-09-2017 at 07:36 PM.
    Bought a Chinese 6040...if only I'd known better :(

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  9. #17
    I really like how you did that! I might have to hack a quick cyclone out of 30l bucket and lid with pipe fittings because I have it all to hand but I definitely want to make something like your setup for a more long term solution.

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