In the discussion today of whether one could home-brew a dust collection
system from a shopvac, it jogged a memory - I've got the remains of a leaf
blower/vac out in the garage, unless SWMBO has tossed it. It's reasonably
powerful, of course. Also pretty freakin' loud. Anyone thoughts on maybe
converting this for use as a dust collector?
I'd figure a new housing for the motor might be in order, plus some sort of
sound insulation, but...would it be worthwhile?
No thanks ! Workshop vacuums are cheap - the fact that Fein make an
overpriced one doesn't make the cheap ones disappear.
Although Fein's Multimaster is a lovely little tool.
I've got two DCs. One is a "proper" 4" chip collector (bag on top of
bag) that I only use with the thicknesser. My cyclone for dust is
powered by an Earlex workshop vacuum from Machine Mart - probably the
cheapest "dustbin" vacuum you can get in the UK. Mainly because it's a
small diameter, high pressure, high velocity blower compared to the
chip sucker, this cheapie works a cyclone far better.
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