I did quite a lot of research into dust collection cyclones that would fit in a small workshop.  This research involved some discoveries about the wonders of static electricity – of which more later – but in the meantime, here is what I decided to get:

As you can see from the picture, it was designed to fit on top of a festool vacuum cleaner, although it will work with any vac.

The instructions are clear and it goes together very simply.

You may just be able to detect in the blurry picture above a couple of metallic straps, and some adhesive backed metallic tape – these are both connected with the anti-static features of the dust deputy which I will explain in the next post.

The adhesive-backed rubber tape and the circular rubber gasket are to create an air tight seal between the lid and the collector and cyclone respectively.

installed and in situ

.. and in a rare action shot here is it working:

and here is where the dust ends up – there is nothing at all in the vac: