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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-15-2013, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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I was using my dust collector as a vacuum last night. While heading for the remote to turn it off, My suction hose dropped from the drill press table onto the shelf below. It made a little racket. Then I heard sounds coming from my dust collector that didn't sound good at all. I wondered what had gotten sucked through the system that didn't belong. I shut it down right away and went to look. Nothing unusual in my separator that I could see. Didn't see anything in the dust collector either. I turned on the system again. Heard some more unfamiliar sounds and then saw a strange sight. There appeared to be several HANDS flying around inside the clear plastic bag of my dust collector. Reminded me of the cow swirling around in the tornado, from the movie, "The Wizard of OZ". I made a quick check and was happy to see that my hands were still attached.

Checking a bit further I see what happened is the suction hose had fell on my box of latex gloves, and had sucked them up. I was a little disappointed that they made it through my Thein separator, but very happy that my hands were not in them. No damage done! Just thought I'd share the experience...

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That would be something to get a video of!

I spent an hour with my hands in my separator looking for the arbor nut once.... It's amazing how much dust a 30 gal drum holds.

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"There goes another cow".

"It's the same cow"........Twister....1996.

It would be spooky to see little hands flying around the plastic bag.

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Glad your hands were not in the gloves

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I got to "hand" it to you....good one!!

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Hi Mike it sounds like you have got the makings of a scary wood workers movie there just write the script. regards carl

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At least the usual negative word for something not so good, "sucks",can be used in a positive way in this case.

(I sure wish my JET 650 didn't suck - negative word this time - as it is not impressive the way I have it currently set up)

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