Discussion in 'Other Tools' started by r-ice, Apr 3, 2013.
So do any of you use a dust collector port on your grinders and if so what do you use?
I'd like to, as it hooks right up to my shop vac. Unfortunately the length of my grinder vs the depth of my bench and available space means the port is pretty much up against the wall.
I have been trying out my new poor man dust filter the last two days and I have to say it works great. What I have is a 20x20 box fan with two 20x20 furnace filters on it. I used a decent quality electrostatic filer on the intake side, and a cheap fibre mesh filter on the output side of the fan. I hung it from the roof about 3 feet from where my grinder is set up, to catch the airborn dust that my spark chute doesn't catch, since I don't have a suction setup for hot work yet. I run it on high and the volume of dust it pics up is amazing. Even with the filter the input side will hold a sheet of paper to it easily. I run it for about 30 minutes to an hour after I am done working, then vacuum off whatever dust is easily cleaned off with a shop vac. Right now the filters are just taped on but I am going to make it so the filters can be slid in and out easily. Total cost was 8 bucks for filters, and a few cents of jb weld. The fan was free because it was missing the reverse thread nut to hold the blades on the shaft. A good gob of the jb weld fixed this up. I didn't want to post a new thread for this so I just added to this one. For anyone who does not have an air filter of any type, this is a cheap easy option. It works good enough I will be building one or two more when I can score more cheap box fans.
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