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Since I recently set up my new shop, I’ve wanted to add dust collection. I tried running the wet/dry vac directly to the tools, but the filter got clogged VERY quickly. Once I decided to try adding a cyclone to the mix, I figured I should go ahead and build out a complete system so that I wouldn’t have t owaste time moving one hose from tool to tool when I needed to use it.

I’m SO glad I did. Watch the video below to see exactly how I did it.


I used plastic blast gates in the video, but I’ve heard from several people that they won’t last over time due to poor construction/clogging/etc.  I’ve linked to some aluminum gates that would probably be a better choice. I plan on upgrading mine at some point.



I added an Arduino so that I could open and close all of the blast gates from one place! Check it out!