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Cyclone attachment #1324455 Mon Sep 02 2019 11:42 AM
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52_Ton Offline OP
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I have been using my shop vacuum to pull the dust out of my media blasting cabinet. This always created the issue of the pre filter in the vacuum being clogged by dust. I ordered a cyclone attachment to add to the vacuum, on Amazon. Works great to separate the dust before it enters the vacuum. I have no tie to this company, just wanted to share a good product. A little pricey for what it is but well worth the time savings of having to blow out the filter.

1952 GMC 9430 one ton pickup, a work in progress

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Re: Cyclone attachment [Re: 52_Ton] #1324470 Mon Sep 02 2019 01:35 PM
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Phak1 Offline
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I bought a top for a 5 gallon bucket from HD for forty bucks. Works great for separating the glass blasting media but the fine dust does seem to get thru after awhile. I bought it mainly for saving the blast media so I could reuse it. Before, the vacuum filter was plugged solid after an hour. Now I can go several days before I need to clean the filter. I do have two filters, so I hose one out and have another to use while the other is drying.


1952 Chevrolet 3100 w/‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: Cyclone attachment [Re: 52_Ton] #1324501 Mon Sep 02 2019 06:11 PM
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tclederman Offline
Excellent post Phak1.

That is way less expensive that buying a system from a blast-cabinet company.

1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 48 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 14 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Cyclone attachment [Re: 52_Ton] #1324633 Tue Sep 03 2019 07:15 AM
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Detroit Iron Offline
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A couple of great posts!
My solution has always been to tie a t-shirt over the filter in my shop vac. Then it's as easy as shaking the thing out when it gets clogged.
Easy enough to throw the t-shirt in the wash after shaking it out, if it's getting really dirty. smile
In the end, I save a ton of money on shop vac filters. smile


'64 Chev C20 LWB stepside ( Ol'Blue )

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