How to make a dust collector with a wet/dry vac

How to make a dust collector with a wet/dry vac
In my new shop, I needed dust collection, but didn’t have room for a huge collector. Instead, I used a wet/dry vac and a cyclone, along with some blast gates.

A list of parts that I used can be found at

DIY Dust Collection System (using a wet-dry vac)


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How to make a dust collector with a wet/dry vac

10 thoughts on “How to make a dust collector with a wet/dry vac”

  1. black wire is hot….on the plug the smaller slit (for safety) is the hot…….so black wire goes to side of plug with the smaller slit…..

  2. Awesome project, I love your channel… I live in Louisville, CO with my wife and I just started with some projects in my garage. I have a central vacuum in my house and I will like to make it a vacuum garage cyclone colector for my tools. I need help!

  3. You should always strip your cable more, as if at any point your live terminal comes off the terminal, it will hit your ground cable, and trip the breaker. In conjunction, you should also use a metal box instead of a plastic one, so if the wire comes off, it would hit the metal box, and trip a breaker or a gfci. Also, on the remote receptical, use a cover, so if you ever have something else plugged in, and you need to unplug it, you don’t bridge the 2 sides of the outlet and hurt your self. All the electrical inspectors were rolling in their graves when you stripped an inch and a half of the wire.

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