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Offline Bertotti

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Dust collection?
« on: February 04, 2021, 06:59 AM »
I have a ct26 and use a Jet 1hp dust collector in my makeshift work area for the table saw and Miter saw. My question involved collecting the dust from exotic woods. I am looking for a way to collect the dust from exotic woods I cut separately from the normal spruce and pine cutting. Short of changing a bag every time do you all have any suggestions? I can then use the particular cut wood dust in epoxy as filler for inlays and very very small areas. Thanks for any thoughts. I am certain to get a lot of suggestions for the ct separator I think and it just might be the best way to go. Most of the small stuff will be cut on the band saw or by hand. By hand is easy to collect but the larger machines are more difficult and the finer dust seems to generally make its way into the bag. I may just get stuck using some dust from hand sanding chunks because trying to find an inline solution to catching the dust may be an unreasonable idea.
I want to populate SD with trees because I miss the forests of the river bottoms.

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Offline JD2720

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Re: Dust collection?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2021, 07:50 AM »
An add on cyclone of some type would be the best option. A Dust Deputy kit with 5 gallon buckets would be a low cost option for the CT26. I believe that Dust Deputy also makes add on cyclones for larger dust collectors.

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: Dust collection?
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2021, 08:20 AM »
The other day I just saw something about this. The guy used a different dust bag for each species rather than use a vacuum.

Offline woodferret

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Re: Dust collection?
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2021, 09:12 AM »
I understand the desire not to have to change bags on a DC :)  There's a StumpyNubs video out there "How a bucket and a donut changed my dust collector" that might make it more palatable to change out 'bags' for various species.  Maybe even a tad less messy than popping the lid off a dust deputy.

edit: pulled the url since auto-format gobbled it.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2021, 09:47 AM by woodferret »

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Dust collection?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2021, 09:22 AM »
Here's the video:
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Offline woodferret

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Re: Dust collection?
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2021, 09:44 AM »
Thanks for fixing that.

Offline Bertotti

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Re: Dust collection?
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2021, 02:47 PM »
Thanks guys! Great link. Much appreciated.
I want to populate SD with trees because I miss the forests of the river bottoms.

Offline mino

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Re: Dust collection?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2021, 11:06 AM »
I have a ct26 and use a Jet 1hp dust collector in my makeshift work area for the table saw and Miter saw. My question involved collecting the dust from exotic woods. I am looking for a way to collect the dust from exotic woods I cut separately from the normal spruce and pine cutting. Short of changing a bag every time do you all have any suggestions? I can then use the particular cut wood dust in epoxy as filler for inlays and very very small areas. Thanks for any thoughts. I am certain to get a lot of suggestions for the ct separator I think and it just might be the best way to go. Most of the small stuff will be cut on the band saw or by hand. By hand is easy to collect but the larger machines are more difficult and the finer dust seems to generally make its way into the bag. I may just get stuck using some dust from hand sanding chunks because trying to find an inline solution to catching the dust may be an unreasonable idea.
Check out the CT-VA 20. It is very easy to empty and Festool sells spare bucket set for it.
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