DIY Cyclone Dust Collector

A few months back I made a DIY cyclone dust collector. It is made from a series of plastic cups that are stacked onto each other with their bottoms cut out. The cups get progressively larger in diameter as they are stacked up. I attached a small piece of PVC into the top cup at an angle. I also made a round piece of MDF with a hole in the center that goes into the top cup. My vacuum hose is inserted into the hole in the MDF and it makes for a decent cyclone. The tough part is attaching the cyclone to a bucket lid. I used a lot of epoxy for mine. The cyclone worked surprisingly well.

Since making my cyclone I have acquired a factory made version and you can read my review here.

Feel free to comment on the cyclone below.

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One Response to “DIY Cyclone Dust Collector”

  1. Julian Miller says:

    I like your idea. I thought about using a cone like the Hwy construction gangs use to warn traffic to avoid certain areas.

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