Since I’ve been procrastinating about dust collection for years, and I saw that cyclone lid for garbage cans in the Lee Valley cataloge, I thought about whether that would really work and decided it probably would. Man, that’s the most expensive $30 garbage can lid . . . .
Any way, went out and bought the best, heaviest Rubber Maid garbage can ($35) came home, hooked it up to my new Shopvac and proceeded to clean out my table saw which was full. Periodically, I stopped to see how the ole garbage can trick was working. Lo and behold, all the saw dust WAS in the can and not the vacuum filter. Neat, great news.
When finished with the table saw, I dropped the hose which went nozzle down to the concrete. Before my eyes the plastic garbage can collapse into the FLOOR. Before I could shut off the vacuum, the 34″ tall can had collapsed down to about 18″ and almost completely folded up. Gee, that’s odd, the catalogue shows the cyclone lid on a plastic can.
Looks like I have a few modifications to make . . .. .