Product Review: Dust Deputy DIY For HF Blast Cabinet

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I recently scored a HF blast cabinet for $100 used. My intent is to use it for soda blasting only. If you seen my DIY soda blasting video, and have tried it for yourself, you know how much time it saves when cleaning carburetors and other aluminum engine parts.

Some quick blasting showed that it clogged my shop vac filter in no time. So then I decided to build a $10 bucket water filter. It worked OK, however was not happy of all the time it took to setup and clean up after soda blasting. There had to be a better way, I thought.

So after some research, I stumbled upon the Dust Deputy, which claims it removes 99% of the dust before entering the shop vac! It works by centrifugally separating the air/media, and it all eventually drops down to the bottom of the bucket.

And let me tell you, it works as advertised! As you can see in the video, I suck up 6oz. of soda media (which was pretty much spent after all the blasting days prior to video) and it all ended up in the bucket, not my shop vac filter. No more water to deal with. No more cleaning filters every 20 min. No more post blasting clean up. Just blast away.

If you are worried about the additional height, you can build a small shelf like I did and cut the bottom of a bucket off to support it all.

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Make sure to check out my video on how to create PVC fittings to connect everything together. Also, you will need another shop vac hose that you can shorten as shown in the picture above.

If you are looking to purchase a Dust Deputy, it can be found on Amazon.

 

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