Vacuums

Find answers to common questions regarding our industrial HEPA vacuum systems e.g. Dust Cobra┬«, LP-250™, LP-500™, and Oneida Vortex® DCS, etc.
What's wrong with using a standard dust bag floor sanding system?

Bag systems fill quickly, clog quickly, and are extremely dusty. The more you sand the worse your air flow. After about 10 minutes of sanding, there is usually a drop in suction due to restricted air flow, which means leaving behind more material on the floor and in the air. Additionally, more dust on the floor means more work for your sander, meaning your abrasives wear away quicker.

Can I use the Vortex cyclone if my sander doesn't have a dust pipe?

Yes. Oneida Air Systems offer a variety of retrofit handles that can convert older floor sanders to be compatible with our Vortex cyclone separator and dust collection hoses.

How do I install the dome top cleanstream filter?

Remove old filter and clean sealing surface on lid. Carefully slide opening of filter over cage. Push bottom of filter firmly down until it seats on the filter post. Place enclosed rubber washer on the threaded post. Secure filter in place with existing filter nut. Do not over tighten. Do not use filter plate supplied with vac.Important Safety Information Important: For liquid pick-up, do not fill above inlet or spillage will occur. Warning: DO NOT vacuum oily or hazardous materials such as asbestos, lead, pesticides or other health endangering materials. DO NOT vacuum burning objects, embers or warm fireplace debris. Warning: Remove plug from outlet before removing the tank cover.

How do I install the hole top cleanstream filter?

Remove old filter and clean sealing surface on lid. Carefully slide opening of filter over cage. Push bottom of filter firmly down until it seats on filter post. Secure filter in place with existing filter nut. Do not over tighten. Damage or cracking of end cap due to over tightening is not covered by the product warranty. Do not use filter plate supplied with vac. Important Safety Information Important: For liquid pick-up, do not fill above inlet or spillage will occur. Warning: DO NOT vacuum oily or hazardous materials such as asbestos, lead, pesticides or other health endangering materials. DO NOT vacuum burning objects, embers or warm fireplace debris. Warning: Remove plug from outlet before removing the tank cover.

If they have the same horsepower, what's the difference between the 110V and 220V models?

In general, the 220V model will have lower running amperage than the 110V, which can be an advantage for operators using multiple tools on the same breaker. There is no difference in airflow performance between different voltage variations of the system. You should purchase the unit that best matches the power requirements of your shop.

What dust can be collected with your collector?

Oneida Air Systems' dust collectors are designed and tested for wood and wood dust. They can and have been be used effectively for various other dusts and chips such as drywall dust, paper dust, agricultural dust, metal chips and other forms of debris. The customer is however, cautioned that some common materials when cut, ground or processed by machinery may become very dangerous: highly toxic, flammable, or deflagrable and explosive and they should therefore ensure that you use your particular use of a dust collection system in accordance to national, state, local, NFPA, OSHA and all other applicable codes.