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Offline Yukonal

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Using a Dust Deputy with a MINI or MIDI Vacuum
« on: January 12, 2010, 03:49 PM »
I was wondering if anyone has set up a Dust Deputy to work with a MINI or MIDI vacuum.
In another post I saw a Dust Deputy set up with one of the other larger CT vacuums.

Cheers,

Alex

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Using a Dust Deputy with a MINI or MIDI Vacuum
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2010, 05:58 PM »
Alex,

 [welcome]  To the forum.  I haven't bought a Dust Deputy yet, and others who have one will probably stop by and give you their thoughts, but I would have concerns about the reduced airflow of the Mini or MIdi and getting the cyclone to work correctly.

Peter

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Re: Using a Dust Deputy with a MINI or MIDI Vacuum
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2010, 10:51 PM »
Alex,

 [welcome]  To the forum.  I haven't bought a Dust Deputy yet, and others who have one will probably stop by and give you their thoughts, but I would have concerns about the reduced airflow of the Mini or MIdi and getting the cyclone to work correctly.

Peter


No problem with the cyclone working well. It is just as good on the CT's lowest setting as the highest.
FWIW it is the design of the cyclone not the airflow speed that makes them work. In general a lower airflow would tend to make a cyclone more efficient not less. The only problem would be dust pickup at the tool and in the hose.

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Offline MichaelTurri

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Re: Using a Dust Deputy with a MINI or MIDI Vacuum
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2011, 03:52 PM »
The thing I don't like about Oneida's Festool Specific Solution is the size. So big. No need, really. I'm thinking of retrofitting a systainer as done in this thread, but smaller. To determine the right size of systainer to repurpose, I did some rough calculations to compare systainer volumes with the CT bags. Here's what I found:

SYS1 (11.7L or 3.1Gal)     :    CT MINI (10L or 2.6 Gal)   
SYS2 (17.6L or 4.6 Gal)    :    CT MIDI (15L or 4.0 Gal)
SYS3 (23.5L or 6.4 Gal)    :    CT 26 (26L or 6.9 Gal)
SYS4 (38.1L or 10.1 Gal)  :    CT 36 (36L or 9.5 Gal)
SYS5 (46.9L or 12.4 Gal)  :    CT 48 (48L or 12.7 Gal)

Basically, a SYS2 comes close to the 5 Gal pail version of the Dust Deputy! That's really slim. While you obviously won't be able to take advantage of the Systainer's entire volume once you build an interior receptacle, the overall volumes are surprisingly close! So a SYS3 with an interior receptacle would probably replicate or expand upon a cumerson 5 Gal pale. This affords people the choice of developing a more low profile chip container, albeit with less capacity.

I checked with Oneida, who confirmed that one can use a smaller size receptacle. The example I used was a shoe box. Now the other interesting thing to note here is that the smaller the size receptacle, the thinner the wall thickness would need to be before crushing would occur. I'm going to start looking around for premade solutions, although I bet a 0.25" finnish plywood would be more than enough to withstand the crushing forces.   I'll also work on ways to use an interior bag to simplify cleanup.

I'll keep updating as I progress down the road with this project. In the meantime, feel free to contact me with any ideas.

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