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    I keep modifying the vacuums I use for dust collection on various sanders. These include some sizable disc sanders, 5 ins. random obit, and some finishing sanders. Recently I pickup up something called a "bucket head" at home depot, which snaps onto a 5-gallon pail. By itself it works pretty well, then I added a speed control to slow it to match the random orbit sanders. It has been excellent. Then the big disc sanders, which have a hood over the disc. I picked up another HD item--a separate dust separator that catches the dust before it gets to a vacuum. This has a pretty high capacity, and catches virtually all the dust from a 7-inch disc sander. Both have worked out very well, at far less cost than the major brand vacs such as Fein and Festool. Dunno what others are doing. Might add that the big dust separator also works with a planer and table saw.

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    I ain't all that cerebral Dan, I need a pic.
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    Yeah I got no clue what you are talking about.


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    I thought he meant a cyclone attachment (which work very well) but it seems this is the beast - $24!:
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bucket-H...0100/202017218

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    I wanna see the disc sander hood rig.

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    I’ve recently added this Onieda Dust Deputy (about $50) to my Fein vac and I like it a lot. If nothing else, it saves having to constantly replace expensive vac bags. It does make the vac a little less portable, but I don’t mind as I have another Fein vac in the dock box at the boat.

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    Another thing i like are these mesh sanding discs. They really collect all the dust.

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    My son just bought a big ol house in Tacoma, 5 plex.110 years old.Potential for real beauty.
    I 've been helping him disc sand the fir floors.
    9 inch ,16 grit disc@ 5000 rpm...lotta dust.
    Gotta get a better dust collection technique .

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    16 grit? You need gravel collection, not dust collection.

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    Sometimes you need to abrade in big chunks to avoid heat.My sons floors have a thick layer of old linoleum glue. 24 grit gums up.
    I used to use 004 and 12 when I spun anti fouling off bottoms.

    ^ linoleum goo

    ^ after 16 grit

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    16,24,on the 9 inch hardback, then 60 ,80 on an 8 inch soft pad, then poly varnish
    Last edited by wizbang 13; 08-06-2018 at 09:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    That's quite similar to the disc pickup. I bought one, and also made one from a round baking pan. Oddly, the baking pan works better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    That is the separator. Rigid also makes a small vacuum that fits on a bucket--to which I added a motor controller to adjust the speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoff_s View Post
    I thought he meant a cyclone attachment (which work very well) but it seems this is the beast - $24!:
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bucket-H...0100/202017218
    That's the vacuum--to which I added a motor controller to allow speed adjustment. It's been perfect for the smaller sanders.

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    very interesting......how is the noise level?

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    I’ve got a different brand of bucket vac but can’t find the good goretex filters for it. It’s a screamer. I’d like one of those bucket sized cyclones for my Nifisk Alto hepa vac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CundysHarbor View Post
    very interesting......how is the noise level?
    It's not too bad as is, but I dial it to a slower speed via the motor control I added and it is considerably quieter. (Might note that the controller was about the same price as the vacuum.) The reason for the motor control is that when I've used larger vacuums on small sanders--mainly 5 ins. random orbit--it bogs down the vacuum motor. Most small sanders have an internal pickup, and the vacuum just needs enough power to move the dust through the hose. The big disc sanders are just the opposite--it takes a larger volume of air to offset the tendency for the disc to throw the dust. The secondary dust "cyclone" moves a large volume of air, which works for the planer and table saw as well.
    Last edited by Dan McCosh; 08-07-2018 at 11:06 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    I’ve got a different brand of bucket vac but can’t find the good goretex filters for it. It’s a screamer. I’d like one of those bucket sized cyclones for my Nifisk Alto hepa vac.
    The Oneida Dust Deputy seems to work well, it is just the top part that you bolt onto your own 5 gal bucket. A couple of caveats, it needs to be a lid that seals tightly, and I ended up using two nested buckets because the suction can collapse a single bucket. I notice in the Oneida's marketing picture (post #8 above) they also seem to be using two buckets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    My son just bought a big ol house in Tacoma, 5 plex.110 years old.Potential for real beauty.
    I 've been helping him disc sand the fir floors.
    9 inch ,16 grit disc@ 5000 rpm...lotta dust.
    Gotta get a better dust collection technique .

    Why didn't you rent a floor sander? What you did was brutal but I guess it beats the gym.

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    The time spent going back n forth to the rental , the floor is half spun.

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