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10 Top Tips for Dust Collection

 

Trach can with fence
Good fence makes a better cyclone collector

After adding a garbage-can chip separator to my dust-collection system, I decided it would be easier to take the chips to the curb if I put a trash-can liner in the can. Oops! The first time I turned on the collector, it sucked the liner into the hose, rendering the system useless.

To remedy this situation, I fashioned a sleeve out of 2x4" welded fencing that fits inside the trash-can liner. I made mine an inch or so smaller in diameter than the bottom of the can to keep from damaging the liner as I insert the sleeve. When it comes time to empty the can, I lift out the sleeve, wiggling it from side to side. Then, I just pull out the bag, tie it up, and take it to the curb.
--John Rieger, Worthington, Ky.

Cyclone Dust Collector Woodworking Plan
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