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Quick n dirty dust collector mod

Discussion in 'The DIY Tool Shed' started by thecableguy, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    I recently purchased a dust collector. Big improvement over the shop vac / dust deputy combo I was using. The only problem I found is that when cutting MDF on the CNC some of the dust was leaking out the top of the dust collection bag. I wasn't too surprised because it's a plastic bag strapped to a metal cylinder with a metal strap. I needed something for the bag to seal against. I picked up a bike inner tube for $5 and stretched it around the clamping area. That made a huge difference. I routed some more MDF tonight and I had zero dust escaping, plus the airflow was noticeably better, just judging by the amount that the dust collector bags were puffing up. Super quick and easy mod.

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  2. guitarbuilder

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    That tube thing is a good idea. My Jet collector has an internal spring that is a pain to get in and out. I may try this. The Grizzly collector that I had at work had that metal strapping with the latch.... that was kind of a pain too.
     
  3. BluesBlooded

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    Great idea, I will try that
     
  4. GunsOfBrixton

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    Nice simple fix.
     
  5. R. Stratenstein

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    Who'd a thought they leak so badly, but great idea, Brian.

    Can you post a full photo of your new dust rig? Sounds pretty nice.
     
  6. thecableguy

    thecableguy Friend of Leo's

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    Here's the beast Rick! It works great! [​IMG]
     
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    Squier is a pretty good brand for a dust collector.. they don't collect dust very quick though. It takes a few weeks.
     
  8. thecableguy

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    Lol, yeah they're not quite as efficient!
     
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