Can you use a shop vac as a dust collector?

Can you use a shop vac as a dust collector?

A basic shop vacuum can power a budget dust collection system with parts you can buy off the shelf from your local home center.

Can I use PVC pipe for dust collection?

PVC and metal pipes are used for dust collection. It’s a matter of personal preference. PVC pipes are commonly used for dust collection because it’s light, easy to glue up or tape together, and inexpensive. Metal pipes offer high strength, superior rigidity, and minimize static discharge in dust collection pipe.

Can a shop vac be used for dust collection?

You can capture most nuisance dust with a standard shop vacuum and a few accessories. We’ll show you how to assemble simple, inexpensive dust collectors that’ll suck up most of that sawdust before it gets all over everything.

Can shop vac be used as dust collector?

Can I use a Henry as a dust extractor?

Product Information. The Numatic Henry Vacuum Cleaner is the industrial version of the Henry. It can also be used as a power tool dust extraction unit. It has all of the standard Henry features plus a longer 12.5m cable with rewind system.

How much HP does a dust collector need?

While a 1.5 HP dust collector can handle a small duct system, you will likely outgrow it quickly if you add tools to your shop. My suggestion is to start with at least a 2 HP system to draw dust through your duct work if your shop occupies a single garage stall.

What size pipe should I use for dust collection?

But if the generating saw dust amount is high, better to stick with a 6” PVC pipe for an effective dust collection process with maximum airflow. Make sure not to go below 4” pipe sizes, because they will significantly cut off the airflow and reduce the suction power of the dust collection system.

What is the best dust collection system?

Extra dust hose

  • Floor sweep chute
  • Pre-piping on tools with hard-to-reach dust ports (table saw)
  • Ducting supplies and reducers (router table)
  • Extra dust collection bags
  • Hand tool adapter hoses
  • And,the most innovative item,a switch that will automatically turn your dust collector on&off when a connected tool is installed
  • How to set up an affordable dust collection system?

    Use PVC sewer and drain pipe instead of the heavier,more expensive schedule 40 PVC.

  • Fasten joints with screws rather than glue so you can open the system easily to dislodge jams.
  • Run a 5″-6″-diameter line to your heaviest chip-producers—planer,jointer,etc.—and locate the collector as close to them as possible.
  • How to make a dust collection system?

    Cyclone dust collector

  • or
  • Bucket and Lid
  • Tape
  • Bolts and Nuts
  • Silicone sealant
  • 2 1/2″ to 1 1/2″ reducer
  • 2 1/2″ coupler
  • Vacuum
  • Extra vacuum hose
  • How to design and size your dust collection system?

    The branch line with the greatest SP or resistance (see Figure 42-1 ). Calculate the SP of all branches to determine which has the greatest SP.

  • The SP of the main run (see Figure 42-2).
  • The SP for the collection unit’s filter,if any,and for the pre-separator,if any (see Figure 42-3 ).