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Vortex DCS 9" x 12" HEPA Cartridge Filter

Installs onto the original, steel-bodied Oneida Vortex DCS cyclone, filtering dirty air generated at the sander to provide a clean, healthy, and high visibility work environment. Features wide-spaced pleating with non-stick coating for quick and easy cleaning. Includes hole top design for use with the internal filter beater paddle featured in older Vortex sander cyclones.

Affordable & Serviceable Filtration for Older Oneida Vortex® Systems

This compact and low-profile cartridge filter is for use with our older Steel Vortex DCS Sander Cyclones (#VSKCSZ000A). It offers excellent HEPA air filtration without sacrificing airflow performance thanks to its ample surface area and specially formulated fiber structure.

Unlike competitive units, Oneida Air filters work at peak efficiency right out of the box, require zero pre-loading (seasoning), and can be easily cleaned/serviced. If clogged, this filter simply blow compressed air into the filter's pleating from the outside of the filter. The filter's pleats are coated with a non-stick PTFE membrane that allows for quick dust release.

Filter Media TypeG.E. H12 HEPA
Filtration Efficiency99.97% @ 0.3 microns
MERV RatingMERV 16 ±
Filter End TypeHole Top
Total Filtration Area15.3 sq ft
ReinforcementExterior Metal Wire Screen
Primary Build MaterialsGalvanized Steel, Polyester
Inner Diameter6.63"
Outer Diameter9"
Country of ManufactureUnited States
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I clean this filter?

Clean this filter using compressed air blown from the outside of the filter. The nozzle should be angled roughly 20° and pointed into the filter's pleating. Keep the air nozzle at least 6" away from the filter to prevent damage to the filter media. We do not recommend using water to clean this filter.This cartridge filter has a pleating arrangement that is widely spaced for significantly faster and easier cleanings compared to competitive models. Additionally, the filter media is coated with a non-stick PTFE membrane that allows for quick dust release when cleaning.

How often should I clean the filter?

This can vary widely depending on how often your dust collector is used, and what kind of dusts it's exposed to. You should typically clean it only once you've noticed a considerable drop in suction performance. In our experience this can be around 1x per year, but with heavy amounts of sanding it could be as often as 1x per month. A pressure meter such as our Filter Efficiency Gauge can also be used to monitor pressure buildup.

When should I replace this filter?

With regular maintenance, our cartridge filters can easily last up to 5 years. Your filter should only be replaced if thorough cleanings do not help to restore your suction performance.

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