Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Near Olney, MD
Ferrari Life Posts: 1,354
DIY Blaster dust collector
I have a bench top bead blast cabinet with no dust collector. A lot of guys just use a shop vac or vent outdoors if they don't want to spring for a dust collector. The agitator assy on my upright vacuum cleaner died today and parts are no longer available. I'm thinking of cutting off the handle of the vac and removing the base part of the vac with the agitator and wheels and just hooking the carcass to the blast cabinet for a dust collector? I was going to take the vac to the dump anyway and I still have a bunch of bags left over.
Any reason not to do this besides the fact that it's a little Rube Goldberg?
I'm sure it will fill up faster than the dust collection systems they sell but for home use a couple times a month???
I know this is a stretch but since I was the one pushing Andrew for the tech talk I figured I should post something!
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