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The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)
The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)
The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)
The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)
The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)
The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)
The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)

The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)

The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)
The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)
The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)
The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)
The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)
The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)
The Dust Deputy DIY Standalone Anti-Static Cyclone Separator (The Dust Deputy DIY)
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Features

  • INCREASED SUCTION POWER - Now 20% more efficient with Neutral Vane Technology, Oneida Air Systems' patented Dust Deputy cyclone uses centrifugal force to capture and remove 99% of dust and debris from the air-stream before it reaches your vacuum filter, eliminating clogged filters and suction loss!
  • LONGER LIFESPAN - Prevents fine dust and large debris from reaching your wet/dry vacuum's filter, reducing the need for cleanings and prolonging the lifespan of your filter. The Dust Deputy DIY will save you money on expensive replacement filters and dust bags, and time, allowing you to focus on the task at hand.
  • WET OR DRY – This simple and efficient design can be adapted for use with any make, size, or model wet/dry vacuum and features tapered 2. 0" ports for secure fittings using a variety of dust collection hose sizes. Works with most materials: wood dust, drywall dust, concrete dust, clay/silica dust, blasting soda, cooled ash & soot, water, metal shavings, baking flour, grass & leaves, pet/animal hair, pharmaceutical waste, and much more!
  • MADE IN AMERICA – Our Dust Deputy DIY (Do-It-Yourself) cyclone lets you build the dust control system that works best for you. DIY product contains the cyclone separator, gasket, and mounting hardware. You supply the waste container, the hose, etc. With the Dust Deputy DIY cyclone, you're limited only by your imagination!
  • US Pat. 6833016, RE40048, 7282074

Description

Tired of using your wet/dry vacuum and getting poor results? Oneida Air System's Dust Deputy will transform your wet/dry vacuum and the way you work by trapping dust in a barrel and NOT in your vacuum's filter. Injection molded from a translucent anti-static resin, the patented design of Oneida Air's Dust Deputy cyclone uses centrifugal force to capture and remove 99% of dust and debris from the air stream before it reaches your vacuum's filter, eliminating clogged filters and suction loss while extending the life of your wet/dry vac! The Oneida Dust Deputy DIY (Do-It-Yourself) cyclone lets you build the dust control system that works best for you. You supply the waste container, the hose, etc. Then add the award-winning Dust Deputy cyclone separator. With the DIY cyclone you're limited only by your imagination! The Dust Deputy will save you money on expensive replacement filters and dust bags, and time, allowing you to focus on the task at hand! This simple and efficient design can be adapted for use with any make, size, or model wet/dry vacuum and features tapered 2. 0" ports for secure fittings using a variety of hose sizes.


Manufacturer Oneida Air Systems


Part Number AXD001004


Item Weight 1.77 pounds


Product Dimensions 15.5 x 9.3 x 7.4 inches


Item model number AXD001004


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Size Pack of 1


Color _


Style The Dust Deputy DIY


Material Plastic, Resin


Item Package Quantity 1


Certification Certified frustration-free, (unset)


Included Components Cyclone, gasket, and mounting hardware


Batteries Included? No


Batteries Required? No


ASIN B002JP315K


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 2,229 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #13,355 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #2 in Shop Dust Collectors #18 in Commercial Wet-Dry Vacuum Accessories


Date First Available July 30, 2009


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Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


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Returns

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Features

  • INCREASED SUCTION POWER - Now 20% more efficient with Neutral Vane Technology, Oneida Air Systems' patented Dust Deputy cyclone uses centrifugal force to capture and remove 99% of dust and debris from the air-stream before it reaches your vacuum filter, eliminating clogged filters and suction loss!
  • LONGER LIFESPAN - Prevents fine dust and large debris from reaching your wet/dry vacuum's filter, reducing the need for cleanings and prolonging the lifespan of your filter. The Dust Deputy DIY will save you money on expensive replacement filters and dust bags, and time, allowing you to focus on the task at hand.
  • WET OR DRY – This simple and efficient design can be adapted for use with any make, size, or model wet/dry vacuum and features tapered 2. 0" ports for secure fittings using a variety of dust collection hose sizes. Works with most materials: wood dust, drywall dust, concrete dust, clay/silica dust, blasting soda, cooled ash & soot, water, metal shavings, baking flour, grass & leaves, pet/animal hair, pharmaceutical waste, and much more!
  • MADE IN AMERICA – Our Dust Deputy DIY (Do-It-Yourself) cyclone lets you build the dust control system that works best for you. DIY product contains the cyclone separator, gasket, and mounting hardware. You supply the waste container, the hose, etc. With the Dust Deputy DIY cyclone, you're limited only by your imagination!
  • US Pat. 6833016, RE40048, 7282074

Description

Tired of using your wet/dry vacuum and getting poor results? Oneida Air System's Dust Deputy will transform your wet/dry vacuum and the way you work by trapping dust in a barrel and NOT in your vacuum's filter. Injection molded from a translucent anti-static resin, the patented design of Oneida Air's Dust Deputy cyclone uses centrifugal force to capture and remove 99% of dust and debris from the air stream before it reaches your vacuum's filter, eliminating clogged filters and suction loss while extending the life of your wet/dry vac! The Oneida Dust Deputy DIY (Do-It-Yourself) cyclone lets you build the dust control system that works best for you. You supply the waste container, the hose, etc. Then add the award-winning Dust Deputy cyclone separator. With the DIY cyclone you're limited only by your imagination! The Dust Deputy will save you money on expensive replacement filters and dust bags, and time, allowing you to focus on the task at hand! This simple and efficient design can be adapted for use with any make, size, or model wet/dry vacuum and features tapered 2. 0" ports for secure fittings using a variety of hose sizes.


Manufacturer Oneida Air Systems


Part Number AXD001004


Item Weight 1.77 pounds


Product Dimensions 15.5 x 9.3 x 7.4 inches


Item model number AXD001004


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Size Pack of 1


Color _


Style The Dust Deputy DIY


Material Plastic, Resin


Item Package Quantity 1


Certification Certified frustration-free, (unset)


Included Components Cyclone, gasket, and mounting hardware


Batteries Included? No


Batteries Required? No


ASIN B002JP315K


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 2,229 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #13,355 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #2 in Shop Dust Collectors #18 in Commercial Wet-Dry Vacuum Accessories


Date First Available July 30, 2009


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • INCREASED SUCTION POWER - Now 20% more efficient with Neutral Vane Technology, Oneida Air Systems' patented Dust Deputy cyclone uses centrifugal force to capture and remove 99% of dust and debris from the air-stream before it reaches your vacuum filter, eliminating clogged filters and suction loss!
  • LONGER LIFESPAN - Prevents fine dust and large debris from reaching your wet/dry vacuum's filter, reducing the need for cleanings and prolonging the lifespan of your filter. The Dust Deputy DIY will save you money on expensive replacement filters and dust bags, and time, allowing you to focus on the task at hand.
  • WET OR DRY – This simple and efficient design can be adapted for use with any make, size, or model wet/dry vacuum and features tapered 2. 0" ports for secure fittings using a variety of dust collection hose sizes. Works with most materials: wood dust, drywall dust, concrete dust, clay/silica dust, blasting soda, cooled ash & soot, water, metal shavings, baking flour, grass & leaves, pet/animal hair, pharmaceutical waste, and much more!
  • MADE IN AMERICA – Our Dust Deputy DIY (Do-It-Yourself) cyclone lets you build the dust control system that works best for you. DIY product contains the cyclone separator, gasket, and mounting hardware. You supply the waste container, the hose, etc. With the Dust Deputy DIY cyclone, you're limited only by your imagination!
  • US Pat. 6833016, RE40048, 7282074

Description

Tired of using your wet/dry vacuum and getting poor results? Oneida Air System's Dust Deputy will transform your wet/dry vacuum and the way you work by trapping dust in a barrel and NOT in your vacuum's filter. Injection molded from a translucent anti-static resin, the patented design of Oneida Air's Dust Deputy cyclone uses centrifugal force to capture and remove 99% of dust and debris from the air stream before it reaches your vacuum's filter, eliminating clogged filters and suction loss while extending the life of your wet/dry vac! The Oneida Dust Deputy DIY (Do-It-Yourself) cyclone lets you build the dust control system that works best for you. You supply the waste container, the hose, etc. Then add the award-winning Dust Deputy cyclone separator. With the DIY cyclone you're limited only by your imagination! The Dust Deputy will save you money on expensive replacement filters and dust bags, and time, allowing you to focus on the task at hand! This simple and efficient design can be adapted for use with any make, size, or model wet/dry vacuum and features tapered 2. 0" ports for secure fittings using a variety of hose sizes.


Manufacturer Oneida Air Systems


Part Number AXD001004


Item Weight 1.77 pounds


Product Dimensions 15.5 x 9.3 x 7.4 inches


Item model number AXD001004


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Size Pack of 1


Color _


Style The Dust Deputy DIY


Material Plastic, Resin


Item Package Quantity 1


Certification Certified frustration-free, (unset)


Included Components Cyclone, gasket, and mounting hardware


Batteries Included? No


Batteries Required? No


ASIN B002JP315K


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 2,229 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #13,355 in Tools & Home Improvement (See Top 100 in Tools & Home Improvement) #2 in Shop Dust Collectors #18 in Commercial Wet-Dry Vacuum Accessories


Date First Available July 30, 2009


abunda_amazon_reviews I took a long time to finally make this purchase, mainly because I thought the price was a little high for a piece of plastic. My (endless) research indicated the DD rated highly, higher than even more expensive alternatives. I finally pulled the trigger on the "economical" DIY model and I could not be happier with the result. After suffering through cleaning my clogged shopvac 2-3 times during every project, I was amazed at how well the DD worked. I ran the new unit for several weeks on a project, during which I attached it to my miter saw, router and sander. Also cleaned up the floor under the table saw. I had about 6" of dust and shavings in my DD bucket. When I opened the shopvac, there was virtually nothing inside. Maybe the slightest hint of micro dust. It works. It's great. How I built it: It needs a lidded container. I procured 2 5-gallon pickle buckets which have a tight fitting lid with a rubber seal. For a base, I cut a piece of plywood to a size big enough to hold a pickle bucked and my shop vac side by side. I mounted one pickle bucket (no lid) and my shopvac (wheels removed) to the base. I bought a cheap furniture dolly from Harbor Freight, took the wheels off and put them on my base. I mounted the DD to the lid of the 2nd bucket. I made a gasket out of gasket material, but you could just get a tube of liquid gasket at Wal-Muerto. Seal the lid down onto the DD bucket and slide it into the bucket on the base unit. That way, it easily lifts out when you need to dump it (wear a mask!). Hook up your hoses, plug in the shop vac and Bob's your uncle. A great companion tool is a switching plug (SP). You plug the SP into power, and then you plug your main tool and the shopvac into the SP. When you turn on (and off) your main tool, the SP automatically turns on (and off) the shop vac.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2014;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Sorry I waited;;GrillZilla;;;This is an outstanding product. Wish I built my vacuum cart before this. I found a cart on Lumberjacks.com and modified my build to include a shelf and bin for accessories. This design works great and is easy to dispose of the dirt and debris.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Works GREAT !!!;;KC Stone;;;When I bought this product, I was a bit skeptical but I needed to do something to control the dust in my home workshop. I also purchased the Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid to go with it. I went to a Big Box store and picked up a $50.00 shop vac and several stock couplings of assorted sizes. By the time I got this together and started to clean up the shop after several big projects I was AMAZED by how well this product works. I opened the bucket to fine about 4 inches of saw dust and then looked at the brand new vac. There was literally NOTHING in it....CLEAN like new! I saw several negative reviews on this product that said it was flimsy and broke quickly upon use so I made special additions to my cart to properly support the Dust Deputy at any area of stress caused by the hosed being pulled in normal operation. Her's a few pics of my set-up. Hope this review helps.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;This Product is AMAZING.... You're missing out on a real treasure.;;James A. Cottrill;;;I couldn't have been happier with the way my Dust Deputy helped separate wood and metal dust and debris! H o w e v e r, my personal experience indicates this model is designed way too fragile to be installed other than a stationary wall-mount, where all of its connecting components are firmly secured. Others commented on its fragility, so I exercised care in installation but not enough. Like several photos, I mounted mine in a portable manner for use with my roll-around shop vacuum. My heavy metal collection-container unfortunately toppled over, delivering side-strain from the relatively heavy PVC piping components top-connected via rubber ID-transition couplings. (Rubber pipe couplings should have helped absorb the shock, right?) Although the flange-plate was tightly secured with screws through fender-washers reinforcing every hole, that side-force sheared the Dust Deputy's flange-plate joint in half, ripping the vortex chamber's side-walls along the external vertical reinforcement vanes rising up from the flange-plate. Many of the same reviewers note the Dust Deputy's material is very slick and difficult to glue back together. They are correct, but I am still trying. In summary, for the price, my Dust Deputy was surprisingly light, fragile, and brittle.;;Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2017;;2.0 out of 5 stars;;I loved it until it splintered into worthless pieces;;davidd;;;Seriously....if you think, "meh...I don't mind cleaning up the sawdust"... suck it up, spend the money, and BUY this thing already! After my first use with a miter-saw, I was pleased with my purchase, it worked as promised, but I wasn't overjoyed or anything. After using my sander with this product, I was very happy with my purchase because there was NOT a fine coating of dust on everything in the garage because it all went in the bucket. After using my planer for about 30 minutes with this, I was THRILLED with this! The cost of two good filters for my Ridgid Wet/Dry vac will pay for this. There is virtually NO sawdust that can make it into your shop-vac when using this so the filters last much, MUCH longer. The attached picture is a 10-Gallon Bucket with a screw on lid, completely FULL after only thirty minutes of planing and the wet/dry vac beside it was completely EMPTY.;;Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;YES it IS plastic, but it is SO WORTH every single penny!;;DickMcK;;;This is one fantastic product. I was skeptical in paying the high entry price, but the results speak for themselves. I picked up as much as I could and then checked the vac and saw nothing in it. I was floored, so I checked the bucket under the DD and it was all there. Just amazing. This DIY kit is only the molded plastic. I wasn't going to spend an extra $50 to get everything else when I could get my own for under $10. The bucket, bolts, washers, rubber gasket (plumbing aisle in a big box store) were easy enough to come by. People are complaining about the adapters needed to work with your vac is also easy to come by; just get the rubber adapters in the plumbing aisle in a big box store and you're all set. You can see my setup below. I do agree that the bucket lid is flimsy, so I also created a 3/4" plywood support ring underneath, used silicone, and reattached. It is super strong now and rigid. I look forward to using this on a regular basis, especially sanding without any pressure loss. I can't believe I waited this long to get it.;;Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2015;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Works great, Shop Vac bucket stays empty, no pressure loss. Be aware you'll need your own hardware, but easy to come by.;;Squall Lionheart

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By GrillZilla - Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2014
Sorry I waited
I took a long time to finally make this purchase, mainly because I thought the price was a little high for a piece of plastic. My (endless) research indicated the DD rated highly, higher than even more expensive alternatives. I finally pulled the trigger on the "economical" DIY model and I could not be happier with the result. After suffering through cleaning my clogged shopvac 2-3 times during every project, I was amazed at how well the DD worked. I ran the new unit for several weeks on a project, during which I attached it to my miter saw, router and sander. Also cleaned up the floor under the table saw. I had about 6" of dust and shavings in my DD bucket. When I opened the shopvac, there was virtually nothing inside. Maybe the slightest hint of micro dust. It works. It's great. How I built it: It needs a lidded container. I procured 2 5-gallon pickle buckets which have a tight fitting lid with a rubber seal. For a base, I cut a piece of plywood to a size big enough to hold a pickle bucked and my shop vac side by side. I mounted one pickle bucket (no lid) and my shopvac (wheels removed) to the base. I bought a cheap furniture dolly from Harbor Freight, took the wheels off and put them on my base. I mounted the DD to the lid of the 2nd bucket. I made a gasket out of gasket material, but you could just get a tube of liquid gasket at Wal-Muerto. Seal the lid down onto the DD bucket and slide it into the bucket on the base unit. That way, it easily lifts out when you need to dump it (wear a mask!). Hook up your hoses, plug in the shop vac and Bob's your uncle. A great companion tool is a switching plug (SP). You plug the SP into power, and then you plug your main tool and the shopvac into the SP. When you turn on (and off) your main tool, the SP automatically turns on (and off) the shop vac.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By KC Stone - Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2016
Works GREAT !!!
This is an outstanding product. Wish I built my vacuum cart before this. I found a cart on Lumberjacks.com and modified my build to include a shelf and bin for accessories. This design works great and is easy to dispose of the dirt and debris.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By James A. Cottrill - Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2017
This Product is AMAZING.... You're missing out on a real treasure.
When I bought this product, I was a bit skeptical but I needed to do something to control the dust in my home workshop. I also purchased the Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid to go with it. I went to a Big Box store and picked up a $50.00 shop vac and several stock couplings of assorted sizes. By the time I got this together and started to clean up the shop after several big projects I was AMAZED by how well this product works. I opened the bucket to fine about 4 inches of saw dust and then looked at the brand new vac. There was literally NOTHING in it....CLEAN like new! I saw several negative reviews on this product that said it was flimsy and broke quickly upon use so I made special additions to my cart to properly support the Dust Deputy at any area of stress caused by the hosed being pulled in normal operation. Her's a few pics of my set-up. Hope this review helps.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By davidd - Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2017
I loved it until it splintered into worthless pieces
I couldn't have been happier with the way my Dust Deputy helped separate wood and metal dust and debris! H o w e v e r, my personal experience indicates this model is designed way too fragile to be installed other than a stationary wall-mount, where all of its connecting components are firmly secured. Others commented on its fragility, so I exercised care in installation but not enough. Like several photos, I mounted mine in a portable manner for use with my roll-around shop vacuum. My heavy metal collection-container unfortunately toppled over, delivering side-strain from the relatively heavy PVC piping components top-connected via rubber ID-transition couplings. (Rubber pipe couplings should have helped absorb the shock, right?) Although the flange-plate was tightly secured with screws through fender-washers reinforcing every hole, that side-force sheared the Dust Deputy's flange-plate joint in half, ripping the vortex chamber's side-walls along the external vertical reinforcement vanes rising up from the flange-plate. Many of the same reviewers note the Dust Deputy's material is very slick and difficult to glue back together. They are correct, but I am still trying. In summary, for the price, my Dust Deputy was surprisingly light, fragile, and brittle.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By DickMcK - Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2017
YES it IS plastic, but it is SO WORTH every single penny!
Seriously....if you think, "meh...I don't mind cleaning up the sawdust"... suck it up, spend the money, and BUY this thing already! After my first use with a miter-saw, I was pleased with my purchase, it worked as promised, but I wasn't overjoyed or anything. After using my sander with this product, I was very happy with my purchase because there was NOT a fine coating of dust on everything in the garage because it all went in the bucket. After using my planer for about 30 minutes with this, I was THRILLED with this! The cost of two good filters for my Ridgid Wet/Dry vac will pay for this. There is virtually NO sawdust that can make it into your shop-vac when using this so the filters last much, MUCH longer. The attached picture is a 10-Gallon Bucket with a screw on lid, completely FULL after only thirty minutes of planing and the wet/dry vac beside it was completely EMPTY.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Squall Lionheart - Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2015
Works great, Shop Vac bucket stays empty, no pressure loss. Be aware you'll need your own hardware, but easy to come by.
This is one fantastic product. I was skeptical in paying the high entry price, but the results speak for themselves. I picked up as much as I could and then checked the vac and saw nothing in it. I was floored, so I checked the bucket under the DD and it was all there. Just amazing. This DIY kit is only the molded plastic. I wasn't going to spend an extra $50 to get everything else when I could get my own for under $10. The bucket, bolts, washers, rubber gasket (plumbing aisle in a big box store) were easy enough to come by. People are complaining about the adapters needed to work with your vac is also easy to come by; just get the rubber adapters in the plumbing aisle in a big box store and you're all set. You can see my setup below. I do agree that the bucket lid is flimsy, so I also created a 3/4" plywood support ring underneath, used silicone, and reattached. It is super strong now and rigid. I look forward to using this on a regular basis, especially sanding without any pressure loss. I can't believe I waited this long to get it.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By GrillZilla - Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2014
Sorry I waited
I took a long time to finally make this purchase, mainly because I thought the price was a little high for a piece of plastic. My (endless) research indicated the DD rated highly, higher than even more expensive alternatives. I finally pulled the trigger on the "economical" DIY model and I could not be happier with the result. After suffering through cleaning my clogged shopvac 2-3 times during every project, I was amazed at how well the DD worked. I ran the new unit for several weeks on a project, during which I attached it to my miter saw, router and sander. Also cleaned up the floor under the table saw. I had about 6" of dust and shavings in my DD bucket. When I opened the shopvac, there was virtually nothing inside. Maybe the slightest hint of micro dust. It works. It's great. How I built it: It needs a lidded container. I procured 2 5-gallon pickle buckets which have a tight fitting lid with a rubber seal. For a base, I cut a piece of plywood to a size big enough to hold a pickle bucked and my shop vac side by side. I mounted one pickle bucket (no lid) and my shopvac (wheels removed) to the base. I bought a cheap furniture dolly from Harbor Freight, took the wheels off and put them on my base. I mounted the DD to the lid of the 2nd bucket. I made a gasket out of gasket material, but you could just get a tube of liquid gasket at Wal-Muerto. Seal the lid down onto the DD bucket and slide it into the bucket on the base unit. That way, it easily lifts out when you need to dump it (wear a mask!). Hook up your hoses, plug in the shop vac and Bob's your uncle. A great companion tool is a switching plug (SP). You plug the SP into power, and then you plug your main tool and the shopvac into the SP. When you turn on (and off) your main tool, the SP automatically turns on (and off) the shop vac.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By KC Stone - Reviewed in the United States on September 5, 2016
Works GREAT !!!
This is an outstanding product. Wish I built my vacuum cart before this. I found a cart on Lumberjacks.com and modified my build to include a shelf and bin for accessories. This design works great and is easy to dispose of the dirt and debris.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By James A. Cottrill - Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2017
This Product is AMAZING.... You're missing out on a real treasure.
When I bought this product, I was a bit skeptical but I needed to do something to control the dust in my home workshop. I also purchased the Eagle 1610MB Blue High Density Polyethylene Lab Pack Drum with Metal Lever-lock Lid to go with it. I went to a Big Box store and picked up a $50.00 shop vac and several stock couplings of assorted sizes. By the time I got this together and started to clean up the shop after several big projects I was AMAZED by how well this product works. I opened the bucket to fine about 4 inches of saw dust and then looked at the brand new vac. There was literally NOTHING in it....CLEAN like new! I saw several negative reviews on this product that said it was flimsy and broke quickly upon use so I made special additions to my cart to properly support the Dust Deputy at any area of stress caused by the hosed being pulled in normal operation. Her's a few pics of my set-up. Hope this review helps.

2.0 out of 5 stars
By davidd - Reviewed in the United States on November 29, 2017
I loved it until it splintered into worthless pieces
I couldn't have been happier with the way my Dust Deputy helped separate wood and metal dust and debris! H o w e v e r, my personal experience indicates this model is designed way too fragile to be installed other than a stationary wall-mount, where all of its connecting components are firmly secured. Others commented on its fragility, so I exercised care in installation but not enough. Like several photos, I mounted mine in a portable manner for use with my roll-around shop vacuum. My heavy metal collection-container unfortunately toppled over, delivering side-strain from the relatively heavy PVC piping components top-connected via rubber ID-transition couplings. (Rubber pipe couplings should have helped absorb the shock, right?) Although the flange-plate was tightly secured with screws through fender-washers reinforcing every hole, that side-force sheared the Dust Deputy's flange-plate joint in half, ripping the vortex chamber's side-walls along the external vertical reinforcement vanes rising up from the flange-plate. Many of the same reviewers note the Dust Deputy's material is very slick and difficult to glue back together. They are correct, but I am still trying. In summary, for the price, my Dust Deputy was surprisingly light, fragile, and brittle.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By DickMcK - Reviewed in the United States on May 19, 2017
YES it IS plastic, but it is SO WORTH every single penny!
Seriously....if you think, "meh...I don't mind cleaning up the sawdust"... suck it up, spend the money, and BUY this thing already! After my first use with a miter-saw, I was pleased with my purchase, it worked as promised, but I wasn't overjoyed or anything. After using my sander with this product, I was very happy with my purchase because there was NOT a fine coating of dust on everything in the garage because it all went in the bucket. After using my planer for about 30 minutes with this, I was THRILLED with this! The cost of two good filters for my Ridgid Wet/Dry vac will pay for this. There is virtually NO sawdust that can make it into your shop-vac when using this so the filters last much, MUCH longer. The attached picture is a 10-Gallon Bucket with a screw on lid, completely FULL after only thirty minutes of planing and the wet/dry vac beside it was completely EMPTY.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Squall Lionheart - Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2015
Works great, Shop Vac bucket stays empty, no pressure loss. Be aware you'll need your own hardware, but easy to come by.
This is one fantastic product. I was skeptical in paying the high entry price, but the results speak for themselves. I picked up as much as I could and then checked the vac and saw nothing in it. I was floored, so I checked the bucket under the DD and it was all there. Just amazing. This DIY kit is only the molded plastic. I wasn't going to spend an extra $50 to get everything else when I could get my own for under $10. The bucket, bolts, washers, rubber gasket (plumbing aisle in a big box store) were easy enough to come by. People are complaining about the adapters needed to work with your vac is also easy to come by; just get the rubber adapters in the plumbing aisle in a big box store and you're all set. You can see my setup below. I do agree that the bucket lid is flimsy, so I also created a 3/4" plywood support ring underneath, used silicone, and reattached. It is super strong now and rigid. I look forward to using this on a regular basis, especially sanding without any pressure loss. I can't believe I waited this long to get it.