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Mini Dust Collection Separator

Item #143868
$24.19
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3.0

(17 reviews)

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Product Information:

Improve your shop vacuum's efficiency by converting it into a 2-stage unit with this lid and a common 5-gallon bucket! The Mini Dust Collection Separator lets you collect the larger, heavier shavings and dust before they reach your shop vacuum’s expensive filter. Foam gasket inside the lid forms a superior seal with many 5-gallon bucket or pails. Elbow fitting under inlet port induces cyclonic air flow for increased efficiency. Inlet and outlet accept a 2-1/2" hose.


  • Cyclone style lid fits on a most 5-gallon buckets

  • Inlet and outlet ports accept a 2-1/2" hose

  • Features a foam gasket for a superior seal

  • Elbow fitting on inlet side to induce cyclonic air flow

  • Rugged ABS plastic for durability


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    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    3.2

    (based on 17 reviews)

    69%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (9)
    • Easy to empty (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Efficient (6)
    • Powerful/good suction (4)

    Cons

    • Poor design (5)
    • Inefficient (3)

    Best Uses

    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Frequent user (11), Occasional user (6)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (15)

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    3.0

    It is always something

    By  Tom

    from Fairbanks, Alaska

    About Me Frequent User

    Pros

    • Works Well But

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    Comments about Mini Dust Collection Separator :

    I have bought several of this type of Dust Collector over the years,they all work good, but you would think that they would make it the correct size for the normal shop vac hose or supply an adaptor to fit most hoses.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Great, once you get the hoses attached

    By  Regulator

    from Tallahassee, FL

    About Me Frequent User

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Mini Dust Collection Separator :

    My primary use for my shop vac is to clean up around my wood lathe. The separator worked exactly like it is supposed to. That is, after I got the hoses connected to it. I took the advise of another reviewer and got a couple of 2" no hub connectors from the plumbing department and they worked perfectly.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    I would not buy this product again

    By  Rami

    from Simi Valley, CA

    About Me Occasional User

    Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    Comments about Mini Dust Collection Separator :

    Purchased the unit few months ago. I have had a very difficult time finding hoses that match the unit. I have a shop vac and the hose can not fit this product, even though the site notes it will fit 2.5" hoses. The Store is proposing I should jerry rig something to make it work or buy $8 fittings so the hoses would work!!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    1.0

    Total Waste of Time and Money

    By  Richard

    from Paducah, KY

    About Me Frequent User

    Pros

    Cons

    • Inefficient
    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    Comments about Mini Dust Collection Separator :

    Normal shop vac hoses don't fit, had to buy two hubless adapters, $10.00 to make it fit the hoses. Then I started using it with my Ridgid 6 hp shop vac. It did not catch anything, all dust and debris continued on into the shop vac and started to clog the vac's filter. I bought to use with my chop saw and my table saw and general shop cleaning. It does not meet my expectations in any way. I built a rack to attach it to my shop vac for easier maneuverability, wast of time and materials. Bad Product.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    serves my purpose

    By  SpeedyC

    from Houma, Louisiana

    About Me Frequent User

    Pros

    • Easy To Empty
    • Efficient
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Mini Dust Collection Separator :

    The product worked as I expected by removing large items from the vacuum stream. I had to find adapters to attach the hoses which added expense and time.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Needed to change the design a little

    By  Paul

    from ABQ, NM

    About Me Occasional User

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Inefficient

    Best Uses

    Comments about Mini Dust Collection Separator :

    I purchased this product so i can put it inline between my wood working tools and my 12 gallon shop vac. After my first use, I open the 5 gallon bucket only to find it has been completely sucked cleaned by the shop vac. I tweaked it a little by dropping a 2.5" dust collection hose to the bottom of the bucket and filling water above the pipe line. It has essentially became a water trap and besides cleaning a messy 5 gallon bucket, the shop vac has very minimal dust.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Works fine

    By  Tradeturnhobby

    from WVC, UT

    About Me Occasional User

    Pros

    • Easy To Empty
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Powerful/Good Suction

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    Comments about Mini Dust Collection Separator :

    It works fine - you just need to get the right size hoses to fit it. The standard hoses on my Shop Vac didn't fit it. But after I got the right hoses it worked fine.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    works like expected

    By  IRWIN

    from clovis, ca

    About Me Occasional User

    Pros

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Mini Dust Collection Separator :

    use for the miter saw and the table saw

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    works perfectly

    By  papa smurf

    from Tilton ill

    About Me Frequent User

    Pros

    • Easy To Empty
    • Easy to Use
    • Efficient
    • Lightweight
    • Long Power Cord

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Mini Dust Collection Separator :

    I make rustic picture frames, this makes it so much easier, small and compact for I am limited on space

     
    3.0

    Works good, but ...

    By  Boatbuilder

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Frequent User

    Pros

    • Easy To Empty
    • Easy to Use
    • Efficient
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Mini Dust Collection Separator :

    I have a Fein vacuum which I bought for its low noise. It is 2-1/4" diameter, so Duct Tape is a must for connections. The clear flexible hose I ordered is difficult to install, but eventually goes on and holds tight. The main problem is that the 9ft clear hose accordions to 3ft under suction from small nozzles and resists stretching. Use another type if that is a problem.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal

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