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Rockler Dust Right® Dust Separator, $69.99 after $30 off (23 - 30 November)

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Turn any shop vacuum with a 2-1/4'' ID outlet into a 2-stage dust and chip separator. When used with most power tools and shop vacuums, the Dust Right® Separator captures sawdust, wood chips, and other debris before it enters your vacuum, preventing the loss of suction power caused by a clogged vacuum filter. The five-caster base makes it exceptionally stable and easy to maneuver around the shop. Plus, hoses connect inside the in/out ports, preventing unintentional disconnections. The Dust Right® Separator creates a cyclonic air flow that causes most wood dust particles and other materials that are heavier than air to separate, preventing them from being passed to the vacuum. The vortex effect that is created prevents the loss of suction caused by prematurely clogged filters. For use with shop vacs that are 4HP or more.

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  • 10-gallon translucent bucket is easy to empty and easy to tell when it's full
  • Holds twice the capacity of competitors' products
  • Maximum performance can be expected when using the Dust Right® Separator in woodworking or general shop cleaning applications
  • Includes approximately 36'' long flex-form hose to connect to your shop vacuum
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1113 reviews on the Rockler website. 86% have 5 or 4 stars. The price is probably slightly higher than other DIY solutions, but still reasonable for admirers of the Rockler brand.
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How to get the discount? Showing 99 on the site.

nevermind. starts on the 23rd.
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1113 reviews on the Rockler website. 86% have 5 or 4 stars. The price is probably slightly higher than other DIY solutions, but still reasonable for admirers of the Rockler brand.
When I priced out the diy option that I liked it was about $40-$50 so paying an extra $20 would be worth it to me because that's more shop time rather than prep time.
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So, I had a Dust Deputy, but I bought one of these Rockler separators because I found it on eBay for $30. I have to say... it's much better all around. The *main* reason is that many of my tools use a 2.5" or 2.25" dust port. The Dust Deputy inlet and outlet are both about 1.5" in diameter, so this acts like a forced 2.5" => 1.5" reducer. I think of this like a highway merging situation, going 5 lanes down to 3... and then a mile later you opening back up to 5 lanes... sure, *in theory* with perfect merging, the flow could be unaffected by the merging... but in practice, the flow bottlenecks and is never as strong on the output side.

In contrast, the Rockler setup uses full-sized 2.5" openings, and allows me to have a continuous 2.5" diameter path all the way to these tools. The suction is significantly improved with my vacuum setup, which is a mid-level prosumer dust extracting shop-vac. With less vacuum power (or if all of your tools are 1.5" openings or less) -- the two models might perform equally, but I noticed a significant difference with the Rockler's ability to keep the full 2.5" diameter all the way to the tool.

Other pros of the Rockler are that despite being double the capacity of the Dust Deputy, it has a lower vertical profile -- plus both hoses do not add any height to the unit because they enter/exit *horizontally* . I find it easier to empty (and you can use trash bags in it). I also find it topples over less easily, because it isn't as top heavy.

Overall, I'd highly recommend this at this sale price.
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So, I had a Dust Deputy, but I bought one of these Rockler separators because I found it on eBay for $30. I have to say... it's much better all around. The *main* reason is that many of my tools use a 2.5" or 2.25" dust port. The Dust Deputy inlet and outlet are both about 1.5" in diameter, so this acts like a forced 2.5" => 1.5" reducer. I think of this like a highway merging situation, going 5 lanes down to 3... and then a mile later you opening back up to 5 lanes... sure, *in theory* with perfect merging, the flow could be unaffected by the merging... but in practice, the flow bottlenecks and is never as strong on the output side.

In contrast, the Rockler setup uses full-sized 2.5" openings, and allows me to have a continuous 2.5" diameter path all the way to these tools. The suction is significantly improved with my vacuum setup, which is a mid-level prosumer dust extracting shop-vac. With less vacuum power (or if all of your tools are 1.5" openings or less) -- the two models might perform equally, but I noticed a significant difference with the Rockler's ability to keep the full 2.5" diameter all the way to the tool.

Other pros of the Rockler are that despite being double the capacity of the Dust Deputy, it has a lower vertical profile -- plus both hoses do not add any height to the unit because they enter/exit *horizontally* . I find it easier to empty (and you can use trash bags in it). I also find it topples over less easily, because it isn't as top heavy.

Overall, I'd highly recommend this at this sale price.
What model / brand of vacuum do you use in your setup?
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In general I'd agree with wenzbot, but I'll just plagerize myself from the last time this hit SD - you may want to see that thread as well

https://slickdeals.net/f/14040959-rockler-dust-right-dust-separator-59-99-regularly-99-99?p=136997918#post136997918

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I have both the Rockler Dust Right, and the Onedia Dust Deputy.

In my experience, the Dust Deputy outperforms the Dust Right for fine particles, but the Dust Right has sooo much more capacity and doesn't need to be emptied as often. Also the Dust Deputy likes to tip over if your hoses aren't supported.

The Rockler product is fine for wood chips and sanding debris pretty well, but doesn't effectively handle drywall dust, and no way ash!

Now - I did build a Thien baffle for my Dust Right which improve the performance quite a bit for smaller particles.

There are a couple good video reviews -
Dust Right vs Dust Deputy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ct5R6_bj80
Dust Deputy vs DuStopper: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10d3FmhosnQ

This is not really much of a comparison but what happens if you try to vacuum something fine like flour (likely similar to ash and drywall dust) -
Dustopper vs Dust Deputy vs Dust Right part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJPfnXc53Uw
Dustopper vs Dust Deputy vs Dust Right part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-zZ-d-l40g
That particular claim was that Dust Right was the best for flour but that doesn't quite match up with my experiences. https://youtu.be/a-zZ-d-l40g?t=805

Regardless, if you use a shop vac a lot and don't have one of these, any of them will help quite a bit, minimizing contamination of the filter and emptying the vacuum itself or replacing a filter bag..

BTW, the Dustopper is arguably ripped-off intellectual property: http://www.jpthien.com/smf/index....pic=1311.0
I use the Onedia DD for portability and finer dust, and have the Rockler Dust Right hooked up to my larger tools like TS, BS, router table given the capacity. They're both way better than nothing, but there are some difference between them.

I have 3 shop vacs, the largest which mostly lives with the Rockler and stationary tools, and other two which move around with the Onedia as needed.

Last time around somebody asked how I build the Thien baffle - it looks pretty much like http://www.jpthien.com/cy.htm - except I didn't move the outlet to the outside. But it still works reasonably well.
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In general I'd agree with wenzbot, but I'll just plagerize myself from the last time this hit SD - you may want to see that thread as well

https://slickdeals.net/f/14040959-rockler-dust-right-dust-separator-59-99-regularly-99-99?p=13699791...



I use the Onedia DD for portability and finer dust, and have the Rockler Dust Right hooked up to my larger tools like TS, BS, router table given the capacity. They're both way better than nothing, but there are some difference between them.

I have 3 shop vacs, the largest which mostly lives with the Rockler and stationary tools, and other two which move around with the Onedia as needed.

Last time around somebody asked how I build the Thien baffle - it looks pretty much like http://www.jpthien.com/cy.htm - except I didn't move the outlet to the outside. But it still works reasonably well.
Thanks for posting this... I've been on the fence about keeping my Dust Deputy or cleaning it and selling it -- I think you just sold me on keeping it for nasty stuff like drywall.
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What model / brand of vacuum do you use in your setup?
I have a Makita VC4710, only because it's the best steal I've ever found on Craigslist (Paid $150, retailed for $550 at the time).
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This kinda looks like a pain in the ass to use. Plus it takes up space. I think I'd rather just use the leaf blower to blow out sawdust from my garage or just change out my shop vac filter more frequently.
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This kinda looks like a pain in the ass to use. Plus it takes up space. I think I'd rather just use the leaf blower to blow out sawdust from my garage or just change out my shop vac filter more frequently.
Lol ok dude. Have fun breathing in all that particulate that passes through your COVID mask. This thing is so worth it just for the easy cleanup indoors
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When I priced out the diy option that I liked it was about $40-$50 so paying an extra $20 would be worth it to me because that's more shop time rather than prep time.
Great comment. As a newbie to woodworking a few months ago, I got excited about building every shelf, stand and jig myself. I've since realized that I want to spend my time in the shop building things that will live outside the shop.
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Great comment. As a newbie to woodworking a few months ago, I got excited about building every shelf, stand and jig myself. I've since realized that I want to spend my time in the shop building things that will live outside the shop.
Yep, you don't realize how much time you spend making stuff work when you could have just paid a little extra up front and been doing something more fun or creative with your time.
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