From the get go i added a 05 micron pleated filter and a neutral vane to improve the performance. The thien cyclone separator lid w the thien cyclone separator baffle after seeing one sexy cyclone after another at the various woodworking forums and with the understanding that cyclone lids arent true cyclones and dont offer a full cyclone experience i decided to try them nonetheless.
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At a local home center i purchased one 8×24 metal duct a 5 ft 2 pvc pipe a 2 pvc elbow and two 2 couplers for about 18.
Phil thien dust collector. This blog is written to show how i built it. There are few topics that get as many arguments on woodworking forums and as strong but conflicting answers as the issue of dust collection. Inspired by jeffs jcoulam homemade cyclone dust collector i decided to make one just like his.
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Also see my my previous dust collector build. First i dumped the upper bag and added a wynn 35a filter. For the price i paid ive been very pleased with my harbor freight dust collector.
More dust collection related articles. More thoughts on dust collection an email exchange with phil thien inventor of the thien baffle. Second i really wanted to put a pre separator on the unit t.
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