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I sometimes use my shop vac instead of my dust collector to collect sawdust from various operations. I find that it does not take long at all for the shopvac's filter to get totally plugged up and the collection efficiency to drop to near zero. When that happens I use my dust collector to empty the bucket and to clean the filter. It is a pain to do so, and consumes a lot of precious shop time, not to mention gives me more exposure to dust than I want. Is there a good way to prevent the buildup of dust on the filter, or at least delay it so it doesn't have to be cleaned out so often? Thanks,
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HI rstermer

A old pair of nylons work great to keep the filter clean,just rap it over the inlet port on the vac. plus add the item below will save down time..

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I sometimes use my shop vac instead of my dust collector to collect sawdust from various operations. I find that it does not take long at all for the shopvac's filter to get totally plugged up and the collection efficiency to drop to near zero. When that happens I use my dust collector to empty the bucket and to clean the filter. It is a pain to do so, and consumes a lot of precious shop time, not to mention gives me more exposure to dust than I want. Is there a good way to prevent the buildup of dust on the filter, or at least delay it so it doesn't have to be cleaned out so often? Thanks,
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Check out the thien cyclone seperator lid, I built one and it does indeed keep the filter clean on my shop vac, only problem with it and it is a minor one is plan on putting a brick or something in the bottom so it will not tip over all the time.

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Thanks for the ideas!
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The small white filter bags designed for the purpose work best. They are held in place with a rubber band. For more information on them look in the Bargain Bin by clicking here: http://www.routerforums.com/7316-post1.html

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I just cut out an old T shirt, wraped it around the filter tuck it in at top and bottom clamp in place. It gets matted OK but take a fraction of the time then cleaning the filter itself which is what I was doing.

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Jerry, T shirt material is way to porous to be of much benefit. Once you try the little white filter bags you will be sold on them.

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