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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone recommend which fabric to use for making my own dust collector bag? Maybe canvas? Any other suggestion appreciated.

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Hi Janice

You may just want to buy a replacement Vac.bag they are cheap.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/g5557

http://www.grizzly.com/products/g5556

http://www.grizzly.com/products/G4996
http://www.grizzly.com/products/G3706


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Can anyone recommend which fabric to use for making my own dust collector bag? Maybe canvas? Any other suggestion appreciated.

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Along the same lines as the previous posts, Rockler has some on closeout. If the size is right, so is the price:

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...01&filter=dust

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Janice, there are many schools of thought as to what material is best for dust collection. The Amish use a special felt type material, there are engineered fabrics designed for filtration. Perhaps this is one of those situations where it is better to not try and re-invent the wheel? I would purchase one of the pre-made bags. This way you know for sure what level of filtration you have. Since the smallest particles are the most likely to get into your lungs these are what you are targeting.

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for all your ideas/thoughts. I've decided to go with felt for this application (its just a small circle/belt sander with a 2 1/2" opening for dust to escape). I've researched, and found that this is the favored cloth to make it with.

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Hi Janice

Sounds like you have it done, but if it's just for a small sander, pickup a auto type air filter,, some come with a 2 1/2" to 3" rubber hose on them that just fits the sander outlet and you can blow them out when it gets full..
I have also used a Red Devil Hand Vac Bags that work well also.

Most just push right on or you can use a hose clamp..or a wide rubber band to keep them in place


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