Monday, January 10, 2011

Shop Vac Silencer?

After I posted the video the other night showing my scroll saw dust collection system I receive several email about the noise of the shop vac. That has always been my biggest issue with trying to use dust collection with a scroll saw. You run a scroll saw for extended periods of time and it gets very uncomfortable listening to the noise.

I have searched for a quieter shop vac but have not found one that's good enough. One of the members in the Community Forum pointed out these three videos showing the construction of a shop vac silencer box.

To me this looks like a possibility but I have some reservations about heat build up. For normal clean up I think there would not be a problem but for extended cutting I wonder how hot the unit would get.

I would like to hear from some industry people what they think about using this type of system for long sessions. If you have built a similar system and are currently using if for scroll saw dust collection email me with your opinions.

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