I Kicked the Bucket (and Man it Sucks!)
I got tired of sanding dust clogging my vac filter so quickly. When hooked to a sander, the filter would be totally caked and suction would suffer before the bottom of the canister was even covered. So, I bought an Onieda Dust Deputy (just the plastic cyclone) for $49. Hooked it up to a 5 gallon bucket to try it out. I was impressed with the cyclone, but the bucket just had to go. It filled up too quickly and was always tipping over. So, I built my own bucket, and a cart to carry both the vac and cyclone. While I'm at it, might as well try to quieten down the vac a bit too. I don't have a decibel meter, but the vac note changed from a piercing shriek to a much more acceptable low howl. The loudest sound is now the sucking sound at the end of the hose. I haven't figured out how to insert photos into the body of the message, so open the attached PDF document to find pictures and narrative.
Thanks for looking . . .
“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.” - Mark Twain