DIY Dust collector – Simple to make & Under $20
DIY Dust collector – Simple to make & Under $20
( Skip ahead to 3:55 for the build) We show you how to make a very simple but highly effective dust collection system for your shop. These systems save the filter and motor on your shopvac. No need to buy expensive cyclonic dust collection systems, this works as good or better.
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2 – 5 gallon buckets
24″ of 3/8″ clear rubber tubing
24″ of 2″ pvc pipe
2 or 3 small clamps
1 – pvc neck down from 2″ to 1 1/2″
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If some people think this was too long, click on fast forward and stop whining, lol.
I’ve found buckets at Ace Hardware that have rubber seals on them. I usually use them for storing oil that I take to the recycling place. Would be perfect for this. I have a long tube for my Ridgid vac that I never use, was just gonna cut that up and seal it in there.
Bought all the stuff to build it but has been too cold to put together.
you know. i clicked on your thumbnail to view your video and yet no video if said thumbnail…
You may have mentioned this in the video but is the center pipe going down below the cyclone or side inlet pipe? Pretty clever I’m going to make one myself thanks so much for the great video
almost 4mins of wasted vid time. You need some tips from some good youtubers
Anyone who opens with “The Crane Wife” has me as a follower.
great little system and I also love Ryobi tools and have many of the newer ones but please pronounce it correctly. It’s REE-OBI not RYE-OBI. So don’t tell me to FO as it’s really not that much of a big deal. Great video
How do you keep the bucket from collapsing? Im using a rigid 6hp shop vac which is what I’m assuming is the issue
I am pretty sure those PVC parts are reducers ? Although I wS never a professional Plumber, a Professinal Woodwrker fo over 25 years yes andI I did do my wn plumbing on my live aboard boat
What size vacuum is that? I bought a 6.5 hp and it’s way too much suction for a 5 gallon bucket. It literally warps the bucket when I turn it on, but yours looks similar.
As you said, twice I think, for your little shop. Now in this little shop you have two big vacuums when just the one would do the job. The other just takes up space just to save you from cleaning a filter. Does not make sense to me, but, oh well!
Sorry but that just looks too janki for me. Especially the clamps. Even though it is a good concept and it took some ingenuity to make, I don’t think it would last very long and would probably end up as more junk to clutter up the shop and then one day, find itself in the local land fill.
Thanks man, you saved me a couple of hundred bucks…great creative thinking.
Very clever good video angles. Just a great video. Thank you
Did u need a pressure valve
Get to the point.
Dyson copy nice job
Why not buy a lid and simplify this? You can only fill one bucket anyway.
If you go to E Bay and type in Dust Deputy you can buy this system for $109. What you did here is just brilliant and I’m going to save over $80 so I can go out and buy another Ryobi tool
@3:55 RIP Headphone users
You should add a Parts List to your description.
WAY too much nonsense babble. Just get to the point for God’s sake ….
Heard ‘Crane Wife’ by the Decemberists at the beginning of this video. Nice.
You lost me when you said ryobi was a good brand.
A tweak that helped me avoid the spring clamps slipping off and making a mess when I bumped or moved the unit: screwing four scraps around the opening of one of the buckets to hold them laterally in place. I also found that using bungee cords hooked to holes drilled in the scraps and over the upper bucket was a little more forgiving of movement.
and what happens when it fills past the first bucket and you go to open it?
excellent demonstration of intelligence. thanks
Enjoyed the video keep up the great work
ADVICE : less talking and more concentrated info , video …even speed up some parts .. nobody have time nor patience this days . they want to get in to project right away .
but thank you , i do need dust collector and need to complete it today , your presentation make it possible .
Again : BIG THANKS !
I like. Great Job.
Over a minute of meaningless waffle, I’m gone.
Your buckets will eventually collapse. You need to reinforce the inside with plywood with 1 inch holes drilled in them for air to pass through.
again another extremely long video for small bit of information
Thanks for the video. I appreciate the work that goes into these. I have been watching tons of instructional videos tonight and I am just astonished by some of the negative comments. I will never understand why some commenters are so critical. You are getting free information! Take what you like and throw out the rest, but stop putting people down who work hard on these videos. You asked for their option (when you clicked on their video) and they gave it. There are stop and fast forward buttons if you don’t like what you see. Offering encouragement and even kindly suggesting tweaks is acceptable, but some commenters are just down right nasty with criticism. Again, thanks for the great ideas and keep them coming!
4 mins before you started the build is a long time ,I nearly clicked away because of it.I’m glad I didn’t as this was a good project.
If you can buy transfarent bucket would be alot better.
Did you happen to try the intake way in other way ? i mean the hole for dust intake and the hoe for vacuum intake ..
I wonder which one is better.
Thanks for sharing.. This is something i might be able to do.. Full View and like..
Thanks for the video.
I think that the cyclone portion would work even better, if the cyclone pipe didn’t stick into the bucket so much, because it partially blocks the cyclonic effect. Just an idea.
Less personal information. Stick to the build
I still use that same ryobi drill i bought in 2004
FYI, if you wanted to create more of a cyclone effect, you should have faced the angled opening of the PVC towards the outer wall of the inside of the bucket. The way you have it, you’re pushing unwanted airflow towards the center inside the bucket before it starts it’s path around the outer walls, rather than directing it around the out wall of the inside of the bucket where you want it. Just saying, the goal is to keep air away from the center of the bucket, so you should have twisted the PVC 180 degrees, and it would be more efficient at creating the desired cyclone. However, with that said, you still have a really great inexpensive design, and it appears to work pretty well.
You must be American. Everything on that table in your first shot would be 80-100 easily here in canada. 5 gallon lowes pales -15.99 each. Tubing is probably 4-5 I see 4 clamps that are metal. Cheapest I find 6.99 for cheap brands 3.99 plastic ones. PVC fitting and small pipe 10-15 wood probably free if you find a scrap yard. Nuts and bolts 10 dollars. Yea I was close roughly 85 dollars with out taxes and tariffs. After that shit (thanks america) comes to roughly 112. -.- just great being canadian. Think I’m lying? Do the searches yourself on .ca websites then add 13% provincial hst and 25% on any metal product for terrifs and fderal gst 10% that what the Canadian consumer pays! We pay an extra 47% for all goods in our store. Fucking usa
Where did you get the smaller hose that you used to pick up the debris? Was that from another shop vac?
Lesson learned from when I made basically the same thing. You want the inlet pipe meet the upper bucket at a tangent. This increases air flow and allows for a smooth transition for dust to enter the cyclone. I would suggest using two lids glued together as a coupler for the two buckets and you can then cut a thien baffle into it the lids to increase the efficiency.
Thanks! I have a very small shop..