For use with single stage dust collectors and 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 Single-Stage 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 dust at your tools! 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 improve your dust collector's performance while dramatically reducing the need to clean or replace its filter? 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. (US Pat. #7282074, #D703401).
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 6" 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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WARNING: This product may expose you to chemicals, including Carbon Black (airborne, unbound particles of respirable size), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or reproductive harm.
If your shop has fixed piping that matches the diameter of your dust collector's intake, choose a cyclone that matches that diameter as well. The collector's horsepower and CFM do not affect the performance of the different models. For more details, click "Read More".
What is the California Proposition Black Carbon warning?
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.
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.
What else do I need to get started?
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. The Deluxe kit includes the essential components, but you will still need flex hose and/or piping. Any connections should be sealed using silicone caulk or HVAC foil tape.Shop for Assembly Tools
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.
Can I vent my system outside?
If you have conditioned air in your shop (heated or cooled), 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.
How do I connect the Super Dust Deputy to my tools?
Connection options differ between Super Dust Deputy models. Click "Read More" for further details.
How do I troubleshoot an air leak with my Super Dust Deputy cyclone?
Even a small leak can significantly affect the overall separation performance of the cyclone. If you can't audibly pinpoint where the leak might be coming from, one of the simplest ways to check for air leaks is with a smoke test. Click "Read More" for further instructions and tips.
This term refers to the range of conductivity that a material has. Static dissipative materials range from 106-1012 Ohms. More information about static resistance can be found here.
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).
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.
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.
Do you have a Super Dust Deputy that can fit underneath a workbench?
No. Our Super Dust Deputy cyclone's are sized for optimum dust separation and airflow, which requires a large shape that will not fit under most workbenches.
How can this adapt to 6 inch S&D pvc pipe ??
We do not have any adapters to sewer and drain PVC pipe. We do not recommend using it due to the static charge it creates.