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Turn your shop vacuum into a 2-stage dust extractor with the Dust Right® Separator! You don't have to spend a fortune to enjoy a cleaner, safer work environment.

Dust Right® Dust Separator

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Dust Right® Dust Separator

Turn any shop vacuum with a 2-1/4'' ID outlet into a 2-stage dust and chip separator. When used with most power tools and shop vacuums, the Dust Right® Separator captures sawdust, wood chips, and other debris before it enters your vacuum, preventing the loss of suction power caused by a clogged vacuum filter. The five-caster base makes it exceptionally stable and easy to maneuver around the shop. Plus, hoses connect inside the in/out ports, preventing unintentional disconnections. The Dust Right® Separator creates a cyclonic air flow that causes most wood dust particles and other materials that are heavier than air to separate, preventing them from being passed to the vacuum. The vortex effect that is created prevents the loss of suction caused by prematurely clogged filters

  • 10-gallon translucent bucket is easy to empty and easy to tell when it's full
  • Holds twice the capacity of competitors' products
  • Maximum performance can be expected when using the Dust Right® Separator in woodworking or general shop cleaning applications
  • Includes approximately 36'' long flex-form hose to connect to your shop vacuum
(1) Dust Right® Separator
(1) Flex-form Hose
More Information
Brand Dust Right
Manufacturer Part Number TACB-18-2N
Weight 11.2000
Technical Documents
Outlet No
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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625 Reviews
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Works great so far!
February 20, 2019
3 weeks ago
Works great
February 14, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very pleased with this system and would recommend to others who are looking for a small shop dust collector
I have enjoyed this dust collector so far. Works as described and still working on my small shop system. Would definitely recommend to others
February 14, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
i love this
what a amazing product hardly any in my shopvac saves on the filters
February 12, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very good
Works as advertised. I didn’t have to make additional purchases to hook it up and use it.
February 12, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I love it. I balked at the expense but after getting it set up and running, it works great. I’m working now on making a cart with wheels that will hold the vac and separator. I would recommend this to anyone that is now using their vac for woodworking
February 11, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great shop aid that saves overloading filter. Would rather have on rolling stand with vacuum
February 10, 2019
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Budget dust collection
This thing works great considering what it is. A secondary container. A dust separator. There are a few things to keep in mind when using this. You’ll need to empty before it gets half full otherwise the vacuum will begin picking up the dust swirling around the bucket. It needs a diffuser in front of the intake into the vacuum to block some of the debris floating around the bucket. This should correct that problem.
Something I found out today after dropping the bucket while emptying. This is brittle plastic. Don’t drop it. Mine broke but I was able to glue and tape the thing back together. I was careless so my fault.
I highly recommend this to anyone doing hobby work in their garage. It will help keep the dust down in you garage.
February 9, 2019
1 month ago
Works great, everything fit my Ridgid shop vac perfect. I like the fact that I don’t have a tall cyclone adding extra height and a large basin. This is going to save a ton in vacuum bags and filters.
February 9, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works as advertised.
Retired old guy trying to set up a new shop. I bought this as a short term solution until I can afford a whole shop dust collector. After completing a couple of projects, the Dust Right separator does the job by moving it from machine to machine.
February 8, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
It works!!
Damon M on Feb 20, 2019
cleaner shop
ASHER H on Feb 19, 2019
It works!!
Damon M on Feb 20, 2019
Good reviews and on sale
Michael A on Feb 20, 2019
cleaner shop
ASHER H on Feb 19, 2019
because I'm tired of buying shopvac bags
joe j on Feb 17, 2019
On sale and as good as oneida
Gregory A on Feb 17, 2019
saw an advertisement thru you tube and bought
Paullus J on Feb 15, 2019
After reading the reviews I decided to go ahead and my purchase .
Jimmy T on Feb 11, 2019
I saw April Wilkerson (YouTube) use this in a project video.
Loyd L on Feb 11, 2019
Appears to be what I have been looking for
George K on Feb 6, 2019
all the features we need at a great price!
DEBRA W on Feb 6, 2019
I liked the idea , perfect for my work shop .
john c on Feb 6, 2019
need for our business making furniture
karen k on Feb 3, 2019
Good reviews and April Wilkerson seems to like it, too.
Donald A on Jan 31, 2019
to save my shop vac
Kenneth G on Jan 31, 2019
good reviews
jim h on Jan 31, 2019
To save my vacuum from working harder.
Joe S on Jan 29, 2019
I have an area in my garage for my projects and this will help keep it cleaner than it has been.
Jerry P on Jan 27, 2019
to keep my shop vac from getting clogged so quickly
Mark H on Jan 27, 2019
Small shop hope it lives up to its review
Harry C on Jan 20, 2019
Customer reviews and value versus DIY options
Dave O on Jan 19, 2019
this item had several good reviews
mark m on Jan 18, 2019
right for my job
Jim D on Jan 13, 2019
small garage space
Brandon D on Jan 13, 2019
I have a dusty garage
brad s on Jan 10, 2019
I purchased this to cut down on the number of bags used in my shop vac.
Robert H on Jan 9, 2019
pays for the filters
S T on Jan 8, 2019
Light weight, easy to empty, very mobile
Mitchell H on Jan 8, 2019
Save on vacuum filters.
John M on Jan 8, 2019
Robert A on Jan 6, 2019
It was recommended by a friend. He said it works good and the nice thing is you can see how full it is at all times.
Eddie S on Jan 6, 2019
My home woodshop
Sidney C on Jan 6, 2019
Based upon reviews.
G L on Jan 5, 2019
Read good reviews, looks to be the ideal separator for my small shop
scott g on Jan 5, 2019
Keith S on Jan 4, 2019
It finally went back on sale.
Ken on Jan 4, 2019
size price
mark t on Jan 4, 2019
good reviews
Keith Campbell E on Jan 2, 2019
I have one of these already. They work great! They are an easy, affordable way to keep the shop-vacs clean. I wanted a second one dedicated to the mitre saw station.
Denise J on Jan 1, 2019
I already have one & it works great I could use another one in my shop. You guys have the best products.
Mark Q on Jan 1, 2019
I want to keep my new Shop Vac relatively clean. I create a lot of shavings and sawdust when I work!
Donald R on Dec 26, 2018
I wanted it
John V on Dec 17, 2018
good review from the wood whisperer
s w on Dec 14, 2018
To create a two-stage collection system
Greg S on Dec 13, 2018
husband's gift list
Diane H on Dec 12, 2018
Holiday gift
Judy Jaudon U on Dec 9, 2018
Good reviews. Want to prolong the lift of my shop vac filters.
Kevin A on Dec 8, 2018
Rochelle L on Nov 29, 2018
This is all my 12 year old son wants for Christmas!! - He knows his stuff and says he is tired of the filters getting dirty too fast.
Tina T on Nov 27, 2018
Expect that it will prolong the life of our nice vacuum!
Judith H on Nov 23, 2018
To save on vacuum filters.
Richard S on Nov 14, 2018
Good reviews and on sale
Michael A on Feb 20, 2019
because I'm tired of buying shopvac bags
joe j on Feb 17, 2019
I presently own a 12" planer, 6" joiner, Shop Smith, 14" band saw, 12" bench top drill press, plus several smaller hand held power tools, e.g. - sander, plate joiner, router. If I coupled the Dust Right Separator to let's say a 14/16 gallon shop vacuum, would this combination be adequate for most/all of the above mentioned machines ? Reason I ask is simply I own an older Delta m/n-50-179 dust collector, 580cfm which I,m not sure if it's still in production, and also it can be a real beast to have to empty( both barrel & bag) on occasion. Would greatly appreciate an answer, since casting off the Delta(runs fine-But) I could sure free up some space in my small garage shop. P.S. My 15year old shop vac needs to retire too. Thank You. Roger.
Roger P on May 26, 2015
Can you use the seperator with a harbor freight dust collector?
cfry11 on Sep 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This separator is recommended for vacuums only. It is too small to use with dust collectors which use 4" hose size.
Is there a common bag that will fit inside?
Russell P on Jan 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I really don’t think you need one. It is really easy to empty.
Can you use this as a first stage in a standard dust collection system? I believe there is a 4 inch hose.
Richard B on Apr 16, 2015
sawblade on May 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is approx. 27" tall with an 18" diameter
I have a shop vac with a smaller diameter hose, can this item be used with that?
Kevin T on Sep 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can, try Lowes or Home Depot which ever one sells the shop vac accessories.
There has to be an easier way of removing the top to empty the dust collector. I struggle with it each time I have to empty it. Does anyone have a solution for this?
Richard on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The wheels on the bottom don't allow for it to remain stationary to twist. I have to use my legs to straddle it from the side. Perhaps a longer 2x4 under the wheels to keep it from twisting while removing the top.
I recently purchased the Dust Right Separator, but the two hose connections ( Part F) to the plastic top do not fit securely - what am I doing wrong?
Scott M on May 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My vacuum hoses fit tight in the top ports. Some vac hoses seem a bit undersize. I use some duct tape on the smaller inserts, and they fit snug.
Can A GARBAGE BAG be used instead of transferring waste?
sa l on Jan 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes this is what i do. craftsman liners work great.
Could this work with a buffing machine?
Lucas W on Mar 17, 2018
I'm a small shop guy, thinking I can use this, but I want to make sure I have the correct or best recommended shop vacuum that will make this system work best. What Shop Vac Spec's should I aim for?
gary m on Nov 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used a shop vac, vacuum, it was a 12gallon 5 model, 2 and a quarter standard tube. The vac is simple and has served me well for over 12 yrs with out a problem. I used the Dust Right Separator for only a short while, with the suggested purchased attachments. It worked fine although with a planer it filled up fast. I am looking at purchasing a larger chip system.
How big around is this?
My shop on Feb 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: About the size of an average wet/dry vac. I love mine!!
What is the dia. & height of the can without the casters?
ALPILOL on May 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 23" to the top of the hose connections without casgtors and 21" dia.
DOes this work in conjunction with the wall mounted Dust Right Collector?
Ray K on Apr 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: it will work with any vacume system to filter out large debri before it hits the filter. my 10 hp shop vac and the 5hp shop vac filters last for a week or more of heavy use... without it.. the filter lasts a couple minutes
Does it work with ridge and craftsman shop vacs ?
robert s on Apr 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I use my separator with the Craftsman Shop/Wet Vac with no issues. Not sure about ridge?
Do you have a dust right separator that connect to 4” hoses?
Richard K on Mar 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine is connected to my shop vac but with an adapter you could make it a 4” hose!
Can anyone tell if this "Dust Separator" collecting well fine dust such as dust from sanders? I know most of them work very well with dust such as wood chips or shaving or any other heavy dust so they stay in the bottom of the bucket and not going up to the hoover...
Sergiy V on Feb 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It works very well on all types of dust and chips. I do have to clean the vacuum filter each time I fill the separator tank. I would say at least 85 percent of all dust ends up in the separator. I highly recommend this product.
I understand that vacuum that has a 4" hose will likely suck the dust out of the separator, thereby limiting its usefulness. However, will such a vacuum also suck larger debris such as wood chips from a planer or router, small chunks of wood, or shreds of metal from the separator? Also, could the suction be reduced by use of gates in the hose that can be open and close and allowing air into the hose sufficient to reduce the suction to a degree that the vacuum would not suck the dust out of the separator? Household vacuums often have such a gate in the hose to reduce the suction for cleaning drapes and such things.
pjnnow on Sep 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Good questions, if you haven’t purchased this yet you should. This unit does the job better than the others. Unless you are building up about 50lbs of sawdust a day then this isn’t for you. This is great for the weekenders. I’ve used this and there is a limit when it is not effective and that’s when it’s filled past the limit line or about 15-20lbs of sawdust. Gates can be used but if you have an Industrial type of wood shop it would be best for you to purchase the large centrifuge with the large plastic bag on the bottom.
I bought a Vortex from Rockler. It has a 2-1/2 " port and my shop vac has a 2-1/4" port. Do you have an adapter so I can use the Vortex with the shop vac?
Warren G on Nov 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No no but you should be able to shop around and find something that will adopt if not just keep wrapping a piece of tape around the two and a quarter inch hose until you get to the desired thickness
Could I use this with my dewalt 735 with no vacuum and put some type filter on the outlet of the bucket?
Miles C on Jan 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not provide any suction on it’s own. The ShopVac is what provides the suction.
Does this work for vacuuming wet, too?
Itay N on Oct 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This separator isn’t suited for wet IMO. It separates the larger wood particles from the smaller particles before they reach your shop vac, helping to reduce the volume that goes in your shop vac. I believe any moisture would bind all the particles together.
It says the connection size is 2 1/4" and that it works with most major brand sizes - but for the most part I'm only seeing 2 1/2" hose connections on the beefier vacuums. Will this fit directly, or will I need adapters? For example, Ridgid 50348RID 6.0HP vacuum. Thanks!
PghDrake on May 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have sears and rigid vacs. works on both.
What size vacuum is needed in order for the dust right separator to work properly ??
Gary S on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have a wall mount craftsman shop vac works fine go to local hardware store and buy the adapters to make them fit
Can you add water to the bottom of the separator to capture drywall dust?
Matthew R on Apr 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why you couldn't, the bottom is not perforated in any manner. Interesting idea, I prefer filter bags in my shop vac but might be a better pre filter
At what CFM does the Rockler Dust Right Dust Separator preform best?
Grady B on May 20, 2017
I just purchased the dust separator today.

I just purchased a dust separator today. For 1 hour I tried separating the top from the bottom. I tried everyway I could think of and it has moved about 1" and looks like it has been through a war. Can someone please tell me if there is a secret to taking these apart? It looks like whoever put them together pushed the inside piece so deep it will not come out. I think the top has a crack in it now. maybe Gorilla tape will hold it together. if the store was still open I would take it back now.
Doug H on May 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure I completely understand your problem. I do hope you got this worked out. My tank was in two pieces. The top was in the base. You have to separate them to then put them together. Once they are together I don't think that they are to come apart. At first I thought one slid in place to the other... not so.
I have a rockler wall vac #44179. Please advise the adaptors/hose(s) required to pair them correctly?
Louis I on Mar 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Ithe all depends on your vac size
I would need this to fir under workbench that has 32" clearance...... what is the overall height with hoses connected ?
Ken A on Nov 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Can't be under 32 inches unles you use a 90 degree elbow on the inlet side (not included). These things are awesome! I have 2 of them and they double the life on you vacuum filter!
I've got one of these and it works great with my 12 Gal Shop Vac; keeps a lot of debris from getting to the Shop Vac bag. However, I recently picked up a friends wall mount dust system with 4 inch fittings. This Dust Right Separator is now idle, and not collecting dust in the manner it was designed for.

My question: Has anyone tried to adapt this separator to work with 4 inch hoses? It could possibly be done with the Rockler fittings that call for 4 1/2 inch holes, but it would be a close call about whether the separator lid has enough flat surface for holes that large. Or, possibly the lid could be opened up and fastened to a circular piece of plywood -- that way the plywood lid could still screwed onto the Dust Right Separator can.
GEORGE K on May 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This will not work with the 4" system. You will end up pulling the dust out of the dust separator.
I have a Craftsman shop vacuum that uses a 4" hose. What is the adapter part (need the number) that I need to make the vacuum and this dust separator work together?
Bradford T on Feb 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't know.
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