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Homemade Dyson cyclone dust extractor

After blowing up the motor on my previous dust extractor and burning out the motor on my Dyson, something had to be done.

In my workshop l already have a chip extractor. Not the most powerful but still does the job. On this chip extractor l made a cyclone using a bin. It works ok but for sanding and general workshop cleaning, it doesn’t help at all.

Being the type of person who is always trying to take things apart; the Dyson we have at home, (fortunately for me) the clips on the bin broke. I searched on the internet if anyone had used the cyclone technology as a cyclone dust extractor in their workshops, as l guessed, no one had tried. There are many of you out there that have made homemade cyclones and done a good job. BUT all take some time to make and making the cone shape is quite difficult . Cyclone on the market are very expensive and most of us woodworker just don’t have that spare cash to buy one.

I thought l would give it a go and try to use the cyclone from the Dyson. View the video clip to see how l got on, suggestions and criticism are welcome. I do have another cyclone project in mind and will work on that very soon.

As for now, this works like a treat. I use it for general workshop cleaning, mitre station and for the sanding.

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