How to Make ● Simple Cyclone Dust Collector
How to Make ● Simple Cyclone Dust Collector
This is one of the easiest dust collectors to make and one that keeps the sawdust out of your shop vacuum cleaner. Super cheap to make and saves you money. Parts are easy to find. Prevents your filter from clogging prematurely in your shop vac. Separates the dust and debris with simple cyclone action. No fancy baffles. Plain, simple and practical. I made another version for WATER using just one pail ! …..https://youtu.be/qr4shF-oOzg Makes a great fluid extractor!
NOTE: Some have said static could be an issue. When I tested this, it was on concrete and static was not an issue for me. If you are building yours on a wood stand, you may want to add a ground wire.
PARTS and TOOLS to make:
NOTE……CANADA uses black ABS pipe and the US uses white PVC pipe . Both will work.
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● three – Short lengths of 1.5″ ABS or PVC pipe x 1 3/8″ long
● three – 1.5″ Straight ABS or PVC connectors
● two – Home Depot Buckets
● two – 2″ Rubber Caps
● one – 1.5″ 90 degree elbow ABS or PVC
● one – 1.5″ 45 degree elbow ABS or PVC
● one – small screw
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Video Link: https://youtu.be/MaRvc2ElhjA
Thank you Chris for the awesome video. Where can I get the long central hose with the extended pipe to suck in everything? Please let me know. Will this setup work for 2.5" wide hose? Thank you.
Thank’s for this Video, that’s so amazing. This is a very good idea, i make it also in the next day’s. The dust in my workshop it’s not great. Best wishes for the next work from Bavaria for you and the family all the best. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟⚒🔨🛠🔧🔩🗜🗜🔩🔧🛠⚒🔨
Very nice, this was awesome
Thank you 😊
It’s a wonderful cyclone ♪
Great video, thanks for sharing. I’ll get right on it .
Love it!!!! I’ve been baffled (haha) by all the dust collection methods but this makes sense and is perfect for my small shop!! Thank you!!
Thanks! All your trial and error is a huge benefit! Gonna make one of these, and get that hose!
Any ideas on how to ground the system?
Took me an hour used a dremel cost me $54! Works like a champ! Your the man!! 🍻
Nice, I will be making one of these
Great video and great idea. That aside.. am I the only one who notices that the buckets from this video and the buckets I just purchased from Home Depot today (2 years after the video was uploaded) are not the same? And, therefore do not fit together..
Hi! I actually went ahead and made this and after so many weeks.. Tadaaa it’s ready!
Dead proud of myself, did a fb post and everything.
Can you recommend any troubleshooting for the world facing section? (eg the suction from the vac to the input is fine) It worked fine at first, but now it doesn’t hoover up the dust anymore. 🤷♂️
Well done with minimal parts and cost……works awesome too….thanks😎
I made one based on this design, work well! Thanks!
Wow love it, I would love one
I’m just getting back to Sandy furniture 😃🥰❤
I made this exactly like you showed and when I use my orbital sander all the fine dust still goes straight to my shop vac So I moved the dust inlet port a few inches farther down and it made no difference I was wondering if you had any suggestions as to how I can fix this problem heavier items like regular sawdust still go to the bottom of the bucket.
You’re great, subscribed!
You, sir, got a thumb up just for the nose picking intro. Laughed out loud on that one.
Well done! Thanks
I don’t have a woodshop, but I do have a shop vac for around the house. I don’t get it? Why separate the sawdust instead of just letting the shop vac do the collecting. Why circumvent the shop vc canister?
That was the best YouTube opening I’ve seen in a while! I was thinking to myself did he really just do that!!? well yes he did!…..lol
They sell bags for those shop vac’s. That’s your dust collector.
I don’t have a shop yet so maybe this will make sense later. But if you got a shop vac, why not just empty that when it’s full and not worry about a different bucket to collect the dust. What am i missing?
The cutting blade, on the oscillating saw, is dangerous. Nobody should try that.
Chris, I have a feeling I will be watching many of your videos. As someone who has ground small concrete floors to profile to receive epoxy, this is ingenious! Nice work!
Much as I like watching this sort of content and doing this sort of project I always think there is something wrong if you can buy parts and make anything that is as good as commercial mass produced offerings and which makes economical sense. Either what you makes is inferior, more expensive, you don’t put any value for your time or the market economy is messed up. Or you, like me, just like making things and time we put in is time of enjoyment 😉
And now they sell your design. You coulda had millions had we lived in an honest world.
Great video – Thank you. Works well.
Hi Chris, very impressive setup and great explanations for every step. I am curious as to if you have a shopping list for the larger 2 1/2" shop vac tube. I have a 16 gallon vac that’ll pick up a bowling ball so I don’t want to make my cyclone too small. I am also going to build the wet vacuum collector, but again would need a shopping list. I’ve already copied the lists for both of the ones you’ve made.
Thanks in advance,
I’ve made one and it’s awesome. Thank you!
Don’t miss the UPDATE video!! ….. I’ve added 2 more great tips! ….. https://youtu.be/BeU4nqSJtBY
I threw out the harbor freight dust collector…junk.
I will raise you one on the bucket joint – much easier to ram one lid on the bucket. Now cutout the inside of that lid out. now hot melt another lid upside down on top that one, along the rim. Now cut that one out. Tah-Dah; tight, clean removeable bucket doubler. Your welcome.
I’ve been needing something like this! I’m physically disabled (wheelchair and limited mobility) so I have a small shop inside my house (bedroom converted into a small shop) to do some Dremel work with.. I use a shop vac and a home made table to collect the dust, but the filter on the shop vac clogs up very fast. I have to use a smaller shop vac just to clean off the filter! LOL! This is perfect for my needs AND budget. Thank you so much. Two years later and this video is still making a difference. Subbed! – edited due to the fact that I used to be a writer and have OCD 😛
In the one where you add buckets to stop topping could you use water and have input pipe at bottom below water to catch fine particles if going through water cyclone like? Or would this not help? Need have ne hole at base watertight but then water? Hose there far from top where vacuum pulls from.
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Impressive! Earns a subscribe.
Hi. Thank you for this tutorial. I built mine last night and it works great. One problem, when I turn on the shop vac, there’s a incredibly loud high pitch noise that starts. It’s very loud. Wondering if there’s a solution to that? Thank you
Nice build with great ideas and tech tips. Thank you for sharing!
I’ve been looking for one of these for a while and this may be the design I go with. It’s simple and cheap and I like that
Awesome, just did this. Thanks for the walkthrough 🙏💕
Made one two days ago and it seems to be working very well. Gonna make a stand to get it to stay upright better.
This works great! Thank you!
Using 2 old 90 mil 5 gallon buckets and 1-1/2" ABS I had, plus parts from Habitat For Humanity ReStore & Home Despot — my cost was $9.58 + about a gallon of gas for trip to the stores. I left bucket handles on. I use them and a rope & clip to hang the cyclone on my 6 hp 16 gallon Rigid shop vac for a mobile solution that won’t topple. My inlet hose is about 1-1/4" diameter 8 ft. shop vac hose. Hose from cyclone to shop vac is shop vac’s standard hose about 2-1/4", with a standard step-down fitting right at cyclone. I installed 10-1/4" diameter disk of 3/16" underlayment plywood from scrap up inside top of cyclone. ReStore had only 90º elbows, no 45’s, so I cut a 90 in half for the 45. No whistling.
Top bucket rim didn’t fit into lower bucket. I used a heat gun to warm up an inch of upper bucket rim, from the inside so it didn’t soften outside ribs, and nudged rim inward a bit wearing leather glove. I didn’t think I’d made any difference, but when I tried it, it fit great.
If later needed to stop thwucktion collapse, perhaps when it’s warm in summer, I’ll double up lower bucket.
Your suction lawnmower oil change setup is also on my "bucket" list.
Thank you again.
It seems like the bucket height is critical to working correctly. Do you think the 21" tall "Eagle 1654" bucket is tall enough vs the 28" of this double stack? I’d like to fit it under my bench.