Cyclone Dust Collector and adding a baffle
Hi All, new here but been lurking. I have a cyclone that I built (it is the one from Wood Issue 100). I have had it built for about 14 yrs and it worked great. It has not been in use for at least 11yrs (I built a new shop and just now getting to the full setup of the shop). I have a question on use of a baffle. I was going to add a cone baffle to the cyclone outlet pipe. Is this a good idea? Has anyone done this? Is it time to re-design the cyclone? Thank you in advance.
Milk Jug Dust Collection | Popular Woodworking Magazine
Milk Jug Dust Collection Routing makes a real mess. But, here’s a solution that won’t cost you a dime.Take a 1-gallon milk or windshield-washer container and cut a hole in one side for a bit. Slice off the bottom with a utility knife. Cut back the three other sides so they line up with the centerline of your router shaft. Push a 1-in. vacuum hose onto the neck of the jug, fire up the vacuum and rout to your …
Avoid common duct-design flaws
DO use the largest ductwork that fits your collector. Just because a tool comes with a 4" dust port doesn't mean you should use 4" main ducts or drops. Instead, look at the intake port sizes for the collectors you're considering. Most cyclones have intake ports of 6" to 8", and some two-bag collectors have 5"- or 6"-diameter intakes, so consider at least a 5" main duct. Tapered reducers, like the one below, change duct diameters with minimal static-pressure loss.