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Dust Extraction

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Andrew Steward24/01/2022 15:43:28
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Does anyone have any experience with dust extraction? I am considering purchasing this, i have a limited budget due to the number of tools I am having to buy so I don't want anything fancy but its pointless purchasing something that simply doesn't work.

Any recommendations greatly received.

JasonB24/01/2022 15:46:56
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To me that is more a chip extractor better suited to say a planer/thicknesser, spindle moulder or saw bench rather than fine dust extraction that you may get from a belt or ROS sander.

An idea of what type of dust you are wanting to extract would help and the sort of work you are doing as not worth having a big machine if a small one can cope with what you are producing.

Something like a Record DX ..... would filter finer down to 0.5micron and handle hobby use planer as well as hand held sanders

Edited By JasonB on 24/01/2022 15:48:37

Grindstone Cowboy24/01/2022 16:08:38
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I had one very similar, and Jason has hit the nail on the head - great for chips and sawdust, but not 100% on eliminating fine dust like MDF (although much better than nothing at all). I passed it on to a friend as it took up too much space, and wasn't getting much use.


Sam Longley 124/01/2022 17:07:57
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I had 3 & Any bits of metal may penetrate the polythene bags & let the air out. Wood chips that are sharp sometimes used to do this on thin bags.I forget the gauge, but you may need a heavier one than the standard that one you may get.

You may want 50mm hoses to your tooling if expecting to move it about during use as the standard 4 inch is too awkward & by the time you reduce the hose size you get little more suction than a Henry cleaner.

Not worth it, unless permanently attached to a static wood machine such as a planer, thicknesser, saw etc

Andrew Steward24/01/2022 17:25:24
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Thank you everyone!

I will be doing the odd bit of everything, bench sander, pillar drill, lathe, sawing.

I would like something I can move the hose to.

The material that concerns me is carbon fibre.

Andrew Steward24/01/2022 17:27:37
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Is this the type of thing suggested?

Roderick Jenkins24/01/2022 18:14:03
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I've got one like this **LINK**

Mine is not actually a Clarke, they are sold under several tradenames. It has a 4" hose and connects directly to my bandsaw, drum sander and oscillating spindle sander. It works well enough and I've had it for 8 or 9 years. Very noisy though, ear defenders are essential. Lots of adaptors are available for different size hoses and machine fittings.



JasonB24/01/2022 18:21:51
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Yes the DX 1000 will be Ok, I have a larger model that has worked well for 20 years on both my combi machine as well as the bandsaw and handtools like router and sanders. I mostly work with MDF and it handles that well. Only if i'm thicknessing a large amount of hardwood does it need emptying regularly.

They have a paper filter and then a filter bag that goes over that. The paper one should last for several years, bag replace every 5 or 6 fills more if just planings.

noel shelley24/01/2022 18:34:05
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Wood Ect Fine ! Lathe or drill no use at all. Dry grinding may be! Noel

Derek Lane24/01/2022 18:56:49
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As already said that is a chip collector and not suitable for dust. The other type like the Clarkes one link to will remove some of the dust.

If however you are trying to remove free floating dust then THIS type of extractor is ideal but even then a respirator needs to be worn until the extractor remove the free floating dust

HOWARDT24/01/2022 19:06:10
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Peter Millard has done some videos on YouTube you may find interesting on various chip and dust machines. I did.

Andrew Steward24/01/2022 22:30:58
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Thank you everyone!

Mike Joseph09/02/2022 10:24:07
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Had you noticed in the Hints and Tips section above your thread is the topic 'Another scam' -

Chris Crew is selling a Drytex dust extractor! Dunno if it is what you need but might be worth the contact.

Engine Doctor ( Phil )18/02/2022 14:17:16
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A decent indutrial vac can be used as a vacuum sorce drawing through a cycloninc filter to make a very effective dustextractor . Very simple to make and stops all the dust and muck filling and clogging the vacuum cleaner . I have one fitted to my bead blasting cabinet . It allows for a contant negative pressure so that no dust or blast medium escapes. Catches virtually all of the dust and is very cheap to make . Some good "How to" vids Youtube .

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