Dust Deputy Cyclone
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.
The reason I have what you want is, I never lent it out before.
Scraps are a myth.
Last edited by Dejure; 04-04-2013 at 02:23 PM.