Dust Collection – Final Touches

You may recall that I have set up my dust collection in such a way as there is no path for static electricity to make its way safely to ground. If you have been following my obsessional warblings about static electricity you will also know that and this spells certain doom.  Here is my solution: the … Read more Dust Collection – Final Touches

Static Electricity and the Oneida Ultimate Dust Deputy

Some Festool vacuum owners had issues with the original Ultimate Dust Deputy (UDD), apparently because it caused a static build up that discharged through the vac damaging its motherboard in the process.  Do you need to be concerned about the same thing happening to your vac? You can read Oneida’s official description of the issue … Read more Static Electricity and the Oneida Ultimate Dust Deputy

Will Static Electricity Fry My Tools?

As mentioned in an earlier post, I did a fair amount of research before settling on my preferred option for dust extraction (an Oneida Dust Deputy) and it seems that at some point a few years ago there was controversy around its use with Festool Vacuums. As per the picture below, although the Dust Deputy will … Read more Will Static Electricity Fry My Tools?

Oneida Ultimate Dust Deputy II – Dust Collection In Action

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 … Read more Oneida Ultimate Dust Deputy II – Dust Collection In Action