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Re: Shop: Just Vacuum the Filter
In Response To: Shop: Cleaning vac filters ()

I just pull off the top, remove the filter, bang it a few times on the bucket to get the majority of dust off.
Dump the bucket, then suck the dust off the outside of the filter (using the vacuum without filter).
The fine dust just blows out the exhaust, so you have to do this outside.

Perfectly clean, quick, no extra box to deal with.

I'd like to try the cyclone trick, but I don't have room in my small shop (that might be an excuse).

I've tried to think about adapting this idea to the Rigid vacuum. I'm not clever enough yet.
http://www.jpthien.com/cy.htm
I want to put the Thein guts into the Rigid bucket, while separating the (new) lower chamber from the filter.