Feb 07 , 2019

Filter for Your Shop Vac Filter

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Extend the life of your shop vac filter with this trick

Now that I have started wood turning, my shop vacuum gets a lot of work. I stopped using filter bags since they quickly fill with the large volume of chips and other wood debris, and instead I use a pleated filter. However, the filter can get plugged, reducing efficiency of the vacuum. I solved this problem by placing a large sheet of window screen fabric between the tank and the top part, which includes the filter. Now, dust and chips enter below the screen and won’t clog the filter. — Bill Wells

Find the best ways to use your shop vacuum as a dust collector by checking out these tips.

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