Every time I empty my shop vac I have to deal with cleaning out a clogged filter. I've always wanted to try a dust cyclone, but avoided the expense. I decided to try a low-cost cyclone from BangGood.com, which they gave to me for this video. I had some trouble getting my hoses to connect to it, but through some custom 3-D printed connectors, I was able to make it work. To hold the cyclone setup, I built a minimal "trailer" to attach to the shop vac to hold the cyclone. Overall I'm happy with the system and the final result works great.
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