The Dust Deputy turns your tired old wet ‘n’ dry vacuum machine into an efficient, effective two-stage extraction system, minimising suction loss, reducing filter changes and improving workshop air quality. Its cyclone technology works on a wide range of materials. Whether you are a woodworker, a DIYer, a bone or stone carver, or a teenager whose parents are coming home after a weekend away and you need to tidy up in a hurry, the Dust Deputy will speed up your cleanup.
The DIY Version is the most affordable way to add cyclone technology to your vacuum setup. Connect the cyclone to your own container using the supplied gasket and mounting hardware, attach your ducting, and you’re all set.
The principle behind cyclone separation is straightforward. The air containing particles enters the cyclone chamber from the side which causes it to spin rapidly around inside the chamber. The dust particles are thrown against the inside wall of the chamber, where they drop out of the airflow and fall into the collection chamber beneath. A low pressure zone develops in the centre of the cyclone through which the clean air is able to exit. Cyclone separation typically removes 99% of particles, leaving the smallest 1% to be captured by filtration.
Any wet ‘n’ dry vacuum that is rated at 50cfm or greater (for example, shopvacs) can be used with the Dust Deputy. Adaptors may be required to fit the vacuum’s ducting onto the 2” fitting on the cyclone.
Reduce filter changes
There are no filters inside the Dust Deputy – the dust is removed solely through cyclonic action. Only 1% of the material makes it through the cyclone to be caught in your vacuum’s filter, massively reducing the number of times you need to clean it out.
Reduce Suction Loss
A filter caked with dust will increase resistance to the airflow and can significantly reduce suction. The Dust Deputy removes the dust before it even gets to the vacuum. When your filter is not getting blocked up, the vacuum will continue to run at full air velocity for much longer.
The Dust Deputy DIY kit can be mounted to a wide range of strong collection containers, so emptying the dust is as easy as removing the container’s lid and dumping its contents.