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This was lightly touched on elsewhere but is deserving of more details.

First, I give this unit five out of five stars, or ten out of ten, if you prefer. I bought my metal version of the Dust Deputy five or six years ago and it, immediately, became an indispensable part of my tool collection.

Just before I bought it, I was working a cedar siding refinishing job. I was trying to collect as much dust, when removing the old finish, as reasonably possible.

Initially, I used my pretty powerful, large capacity shop vac. However, it would start losing suction after only a few minuets of collecting the dust from running my surface removal tool. In less than fifteen minutes, it was time to clean the filter.

I knew I need a prefilter of some sort, so I built one from a 30 gal plastic barrel. The vacuum drew from the top and the working end dumped into the bottom, which had about twelve inches of water and a 3-M scrub pad, to act as a baffle. It worked, but even the water got messy quick. And boy would that thing foam!

Looking around to address the problem in the future, I learned about cyclones. I found the Dust Deputy and took a $200.00 chance. It worked. So well, in fact, I was able to abandon the large vac and go to a small, high powered one. Since the tub no longer had to hold what was being vacuumed, a more portable unit was fine. Too, because only a small amount of dust got to the actual filter, suction remained high for around an hour or so, so a less powerful vacuum worked better than the large one did without the cyclone.

When vacuuming drywall dust, this little cyclone is an absolute must. Actually, it's a must most of the time. Since I bought it, my vac rarely runs without it. I liked it so much, I bought Oneida's 3hp Dust Gorilla, but that's another review.

P.S. I am now considering their Super Dust Deputy for my 1-1/2hp Jet system.
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During the course of our 3+ hp router comparison testing we will be evaluating the Dust Deputy Deluxe, Clear Vue Cyclones CV06 and Rocklers Dust-Right seperators. They all work but a review of these models may help forum members with their purchasing decision.
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My Rocklers Dust-Right Separator has been sitting in the shop waiting for me to run a craigslist add to give it away. That is only because it was replaced by the Super Dust Deputy.

The Separator makes more sense than the small Dust Deputy, or its equivalent, when running actual dust collectors. The Deputies are for small, vacuum hoses and would restrict flow too much on a collector.

The Separator does what it's supposed to do, but does little to nothing for fine dust.

It, also, knocks the draw down significantly, however, because it takes four inch hoses, would be a better bet for collectors.

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During the course of our 3+ hp router comparison testing we will be evaluating the Dust Deputy Deluxe, Clear Vue Cyclones CV06 and Rocklers Dust-Right seperators. They all work but a review of these models may help forum members with their purchasing decision.

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+1 for Dust Deputy, I have it hooked to a good ShopVac With Hepa Filter on shop vac and no dust escapes. Avery good product that actually does what it says it will do. Also it is Made in America something rare these days

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