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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
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Hello all,
I'm working with MDF for a small home project. This is my first attempt with MDF!

I'm connecting home vacuum to the router. MDF makes so much dust that my vac is clogged in no time. I'm thinking of using cyclone. I can't find any here and only option is to ship from elsewhere.

Has anyone tried connecting a home vac to dyson cyclone? With such a bunch of cyclones I was thinking it would filter lot of small dust. What is the min sucking power needed for dyson to filter MDF? Please let me know other ideas.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-04-2014, 10:38 AM
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All of the people who have discussed this issue on the forum were either using a shop vac or a full size dust collection system. However, many have built and are using the Thien baffle which they made themselves or an Oneida style separator. I don't see why either one wouldn't work with a good house vacuum.
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I agree with Charles, the dust deputy sell in US for about $80.00 I see no reason why it would not work.
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On my dc with the saw, The length of the tubing to the cyclone seems to be enough that I don't get too much past it to the DC bags.

For my router tables, I use my commercial (originally a truck mount) wet/dry vac. Even though it's on a cyclone, it draws too much to separate fines that small. i had to use a large drywall bag before the motor to separate those last fines with that.

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I built a cyclone separator designed by j. Phil thien. Hooked it up to a inexpensive dust collector it works great. You can go on line and find plans for simple to complex versions.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-07-2014, 03:28 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all. I'll try Thein's method.
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