Small Shop Dust Collector
Simple upgrades turn your shop vacuum into an efficient dust-collection system.
A shop vacuum is great for collecting dust and chips in a small shop. But there are a couple of problems with it. The filter quickly clogs with dust, which reduces suction. And the limited capacity of many vacuums means you need to empty them frequently. This system solves both issues. A commercial cyclone unit diverts most of the debris into a large hopper. This empties into a standard yard waste bag for easy disposal. With a compact footprint and low-cost materials, this is a great upgrade for any shop.
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What You Get:
- 10 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 27 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies. Materials list. Cuttng diagrams
- Shop-tested guarantee from the editors of Woodsmith and ShopNotes magazines
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.