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Super Dust Deputy 5" Cyclone

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For use with single stage dust collectors and 4" / 6" piping, this DIY cyclone eliminates filter clogging, suction loss, and messy dust bags by removing over 99% of fine dust and debris from the airstream, containing it safely in a customer supplied container.

Upgrade Your Tired, Old Dust Collector and Say Goodbye to Clogged Filters!

Single-stage dust collectors are great for small, hobbyist shops but they come with a cost & fine dust quickly clogs the filter, reducing suction and leaving your tools as messy as ever! Worse still, there's nothing to protect your dust collector from being damaged should you accidentally suck up large wood chunks, bolts, etc.

How do you stop losing valuable time and money on maintenance and replacement parts? Install our cyclone!

Oneida Air Systems' patented Super Dust Deputy® cyclone separates over 99% of dust and debris from the incoming airstream, virtually eliminating filter clogging, suction loss, and significantly prolonging the lifespan of your filter.

  • Prevents both fine dust and large debris from reaching your dust collector
  • Prolongs the lifespan of the filter while reducing the need for cleanings
  • Ultra-high efficiency with integrated air ramp and 5" neutral-vane inlet
  • Lightweight and compact design for fast and simple installations
  • Compatible with almost any dust collector (e.g. Delta, Grizzly, Harbor Freight, Jet, etc.)
  • Molded from an industrial, abrasion resistant HDPE resin
  • Static dissipative construction safely conveys static charge build-up to the electrical ground, preventing harmful discharges
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Check out these great installation and Super Dust Deputy build videos shared by our customers over the years!

Todd Clippinger of the American Craftsman Workshop gives his initial impressions on his new Super Dust Deputy upgrade.
Top woodworking blogger, Tyler G, shows how he built his DIY two-stage dust collector.
Ty Moser of the MonoLoco Workshop takes his Super Dust Collector to the next level with our patented Dust Sentry.

The Poplar Shop overviews his first time using the Super Dust Deputy, including helpful tips when ordering accessories from Amazon.
Popular DIY blog, YouCanMakeThisToo, compares airflow performance between a Thien baffle and our patented Super Dust Deputy cyclone.
Watch this great timelapse of Mike Kapotsy installing his new Super Dust Deputy cyclone retrofit.

DIY Dillon gives a thorough walkthrough of his wall-mounted DIY dust collector using our SDD cyclone.
Jason Rausch shares some hot tips for making stubborn connections work.
Jake Thompson redesigns his original DIY dust collector for a slicker, space saving design.
Horsepower Rating0.5HP - 3HP
Airflow RatingMinimum 350 CFM
Waste CapacityCustomizeable
Inlet Size5" O.D.
4-5/8" I.D.
Outlet Size6-1/4" O.D.
6" I.D.
Discharge Size8-3/16" O.D.
6" I.D.
Primary Build MaterialsSD Polyethylene
Static Resistance RatingStatic Dissipative
Height to Center of Inlet21.13"
Product Weight5.40
ContentsCyclone, Gasket, Lid Hardware
Country of ManufactureUnited States
Warranty Information1 Year Limited Warranty
Applicable PatentsPatent #7,282,074 B1, #7,282,074 C1, and #D703,401
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Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need a cyclone separator?

Standard single-stage or bag-style dust collectors lose suction very quickly as the filter becomes clogged with fine dust. The cyclone uses centrifugal force to separate dust and debris from the incoming airstream, containing it safely away from the collector.This frees up the dust collector to move as much air as physically possible without hindrance. That means less downtime for filter cleaning, continuously high suction, and significantly prolonged filter life.

Which Super Dust Deputy cyclone do I need?

If your shop has fixed piping that matches the diameter of your dust collector's intake, choose a cyclone that matches that as well. So 6" ducting connected to a dust collector with a 6" inlet should use our 6" XL cyclone. The same applies for 4" ducting runs and our new 4" Deluxe cyclone. If your shop has piping that is smaller than your dust collector's inlet, such as 4" piping with a 6" inlet, then our 5" cyclone can be used to transition between them. You will need reducers to complete your setup. If you have industrial applications, such as collecting hot ash/soot or highly abrasive materials such as blasting powders, you should choose our Steel Super Dust Deputy.

What else do I need besides the cyclone?

In addition to the cyclone and your dust collector, you will need a reinforced, airtight container to mount it to, as well as flex hose or piping to connect it to your tools and dust collector. Any connections should be sealed using silicone caulk or HVAC foil tape.Shop for Assembly Tools

I have a Delta 1hp unit that turns clockwise that I want to mount directly onto the Dust Deputy to maximize efficiency. Do I need a left hand inlet on my Dust Deputy?

No, as long as the fan is efficiently pulling air, the flow of air will take the path of least resistance and still perform.

Can you explain this California Proposition Black Carbon warning? Cancer?

By California law, Oneida Air Systems is required to provide advance notice to customers of potentially hazardous materials included in our products. This requirement is enforced regardless of how much of that material is present in the actual product.

The black, static dissipative resin used to create this cyclone separator contains carbon black, which is a chemical considered as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" (Group 2B) when the chemical is an airborne, particulate form. This form would not be typical of normal use of the cyclone, but the law requires this statement be provided regardless.

What is the expected lifetime of the Super Dust Deputy cyclone?

In our experience, we've never had a customer "wear out" their super dust deputy cyclone from normal use. The only exceptions are when sucks up materials not rated for the cyclone's construction i.e. don't suck up hot, smoldering materials or high abrasives (rough glass, soda blasts, etc.) with the molded cyclone as those can damage or wear out the material.

With its intended application (e.g. wood dust and debris) you could expect this cyclone to last for years to come, if not longer.

Can I use this 5" cyclone with 6" piping?

Yes, but this could add unnecessary air resistance to your layout and hinder your overall dust collection performance. For 6" ducting runs and industrial applications we recommend our XL cyclone instead.

How do I connect the 5" molded Super Dust Deputy to my tools?

The intake of our Super Dust Deputy cyclone measures 5" on the outer diameter as many customers typically connect 5" flex hose directly to the cyclone and then reduce at the tool if necessary. Our Hose Quick Connect Kits are also very useful in this regard.If you already have 4" pipe or hose that you want to connect this cyclone to, then you will need our special 5-to-4 reducer (item #DRL001205) that slips over this cyclone's 5" inlet. Standard steel ductwork will not fit even if crimped.Other non-standard solutions may include chilling the inlet, to contract the molded resin, or using flexible drain pipe couplings readily available at local hardware stores. For more assistance please don't hesitate to contact us directly.

Can I use this 5" cyclone with 4" piping?

Maybe, but a smaller cyclone would likely perform better. For 4" ducting runs we highly recommend our new Super Dust Deputy 4" Deluxe instead.

What dust collectors is the 5" Super Dust Deputy compatible with?

The 5" SDD cyclone can be used to retrofit nearly make or model dust collector with a 4"-6" diameter intake. This inlet size is typical of 1/2HP to 3HP single stage dust collectors by manufacturers such as Delta, Harbor Freight, Grizzly, Jet, Laguna, Powermatic, Rikon, Rockler, Shop Fox, etc.We recommend an operating airflow of at least 350 CFM for the 5" cyclone to effectively separate 99% of debris from the airstream.

Can I vent my system outside?

If you have conditioned air in your shop, (Heat or cool) then exhausting outside can be costly. If your building is small and well-sealed, you can interfere with flue exhausts as well. Close neighbors might object. If the Dust Collection system is run intermittently it is generally not a problem. Most buildings have enough leaks and crevices where the aforementioned volume of air does not cause problems. If you have a problem opening or closing an outside door when the DC is running, crack a window slightly. The rule of thumb is for every 500 CFM have at least 1 sq/ft of return air coming back into the shop. A lot of our customers blow exhaust air outside successfully.

Will the 5" or 6" Super Dust Deputy work better with a 3 HP dust collector?

That answer will depend on the size of the inlet on your 3HP dust collector. With any fan blower, airflow performance is limited by the cross-sectional area of your piping, so you will always want to minimize any reductions if possible. If your 3HP dust collector has a 6" inlet, then you'll want to use the 6" Super Dust Deputy XL cyclone. If the collector has a 5" inlet, then you should use the 5" Super Dust Deputy cyclone.

What dust bins should I use with this cyclone?

The shape and size of your container are completely up to you, so use whatever works best for your shop! A smaller container will need to be emptied more often, so most customers use at least a 17 gallon container with our Super Dust Deputy cyclones. Browse Dust Containers Any container you use must be: Airtight: Any air leaks can significantly reduce your suction and separation performance. We recommend foam gaskets or silicone caulk to provide an airtight seal. Reinforced: Light duty containers, such as typical plastic or aluminum trash bins, are not designed to withstand any suction pressure, and can collapse if used with a dust collector and cyclone.

How do I install the cyclone onto my container?

Our Super Dust Deputy cyclone includes basic hardware and a foam gasket for mounting to your container's lid. We also offer a complete 17 gal. drum kit that can be readily used with any Super Dust Deputy cyclone. If you are supplying your own container, we provide this free downloadable Lid Hole Template for our customers. If you are connecting your cyclone to the dust bin via flex hose, you may also need a 6" Angle Ring Flange.

Does the Super Dust Deputy perform differently if it is mounted directly to a container vs. having a vertical hose/pipe between the bottom discharge port and the top of the container?

You will not see a difference in separation or airflow performance with either method. Users can choose either "mounting" method to position the cyclone in a way that works best for their shop.

The main factor you'll want to consider is how you'll be emptying the dust bin once it's full. Connecting the bin with hose allows the drum lid to be removed easier compared to lifting off the cyclone and lid together as a single component. The downside to the hose connection method is that you'll require additional components to purchase and will have more variables to consider when ensuring that the system is sealed airtight.

Can I use this with a shop vacuum?

No. Super Dust Deputy cyclones are designed for use in systems with high airflow volume (above 350 CFM) and low static pressure (below 10" WC). Shop vacuums are the exact opposite of this i.e. they are low airflow (below 250 CFM) but with high air pressure (above 60" WC). For standard vacuums we recommend our regular Dust Deputy kits.

Do I still need to use my filter?

Yes. All of our cyclone separators are designed to be used in conjunction with an air filter as they are only meant to remove the majority of dust and debris - not all of it. Eliminating the filter entirely would allow small, harmful dust back into your shop's air.The exception to this rule is if you have the means to vent your waste air outside of the shop. If you pursue that method be sure to consider the loss of conditioned/heated air, local safety codes, and whether your neighbors will be affected by dust laden air.

What filter works best with this cyclone?

We recommend that customers use our MERV 16± HEPA Filter Upgrade Kit as it provides the healthiest return air for your shop, as well as being easily serviceable thanks to its wide spaced pleating and non-stick membrane coating.

Can I use this cyclone with smoldering or abrasive debris?

No. This cyclone is designed for use with light debris such as wood dust. For heavy-duty applications with highly abrasive or smoldering materials, we recommend our steel, Heavy-Duty Dust Deputy kits instead.

Can I use this Super Dust Deputy cyclone with food products?

While some customers have found use for our cyclones in food related applications (e.g. farming, coffee roasting, etc.) it is not rated as a food safe material by the FDA. This cyclone should only be used for food waste products and not anything that will re-purposed for later consumption.

What can I use to mobilize my dust collection setup?

If you're looking for any easy way to move your cyclone around the shop, without having to lift and carry it every time, we recommend pairing the cyclone with our Universal Drum Dolly and our Angle Brace Kit (to add extra stability).

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