Separate large wood chips out of your system before they reach your dust collector. Two pairs of plastic elbow and coupler components serve as infeed and outfeed points when you install them on either end of a box, bin or other fixture you wish to use to catch large wood chips. This system will save wear and tear on your dust collector, and you won't have to empty it as often. The two coupler components fit standard 4" dust hose as well as the Dust Right® Handle system (22643, sold separately).
Go to the "Tech Spec" tab for a FREE downloadable plan for a Dust Separator Cabinet, plus instructions to build the Barrel Dust Separator shown above!
(2) Plastic Elbows
(2) Straight Couplers
(2) Circle Templates (for cutting holes)
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Made a high volume cyclone chip separatorPosted March 4, 2015
It works GREAT!
Here's how you do it:
1) Use the bottom half (it's smooth) of a 55 gallon plastic barrel and build a wooden platform (faux lid) to temporarily replace the square lid of the trashcan. Fit the barrel into the platform. About a 22" inch circle. Cut the whole thing out.
2) Mount the two Rockler fittings in the top of the barrel as illustrated.
3) Use a large 18" stainless steel bowl and mount it with 4 screws on two wood strips attached to the frame upside down. The bowl cost $5 at Walmart. The profile should be flush to the faux lid.
4) Add a gasket to the bottom of the wooden lid to prevent leakage.
5) Add 8- hooked rubber 12' bungee cords (two on each of the four sides) about 10" apart and provide for attachment to the faux lid. I used 1/2" two holes pipe clamps.
6) Connect the 4" hoses using the thumbscrew type hose clamps for easy removal.
7) Don't forget to caulk around the barrel and misc fittings of the trash can.
You're ready for some high volume chip collection and easy removal of the chips... all without all that fancy high dollar cyclone doodads.
Mine catches about 99% of the dust too. After emptying the big can at least a dozen times already I have maybe 2" of fine dust in the bag. It will be years before I need to empty the darn thing.
Works greatPosted January 27, 2015
Works GreatPosted December 29, 2014