What does a cyclone filter save me in terms of money?
How well do cyclone filters work?
In three words: they work great. We have put cyclone filter model 3 to the test by filtering out dust from milled sheets of MDF. MDF dust is very fine and resembles the particle structure of baking powder. In our test 96% of that fine MDF powder was filtered and did not end up in our vacuum machine. That means that the vacuum bag needs to be changed 25 times less often than without a cyclone filter.
Suppose you have a Bosch AdvanceVac 20 vacuum cleaner and the vacuum bags cost between €2,50 and €4,50 each (depending on the store + shipping costs). When you normally use up one bag a week, with a cyclone filter this is reduced to only one bag every 25 weeks or once every six months (approximately). This means that on a yearly basis you don’t have to buy 52 vacuum bags but only two.
When a vacuum bag costs €2,50 each, then you don’t spend €130 on vacuum bags on an annual basis, but only €5. That will save you €125 year after year. When a vacuum bag costs €4,50 each, it is even a bigger saving of €225 annually.
In addition, it ensures that full suction power is maintained. Also, the vacuum engine does not wear out as fast, because far less dust gets into the vacuum cleaner itself. Your vacuum cleaner will therefore last longer.
In what circumstances can I use a cylone filter?
A cyclone filter can be used for all types of work where dust is released. Cyclone filters can be used with sanders, mitre saws, table saws, routers, wall grinders, floor grinders, CNC routers, sand blasting cabinets, and drilling machines to name just a few. Click on the ‘Application’ tab or click here for more information.
Which filter do I need?
All filters have different filter capacities. For example, cyclone filter model 2 can handle 240m3 air per hour whereas cyclone filter model 3 can handle up to 280m3 air per hour. In the comparison tab there is an overview of the different cyclone filters with their capacities.
Which cyclone filter you need depends on the technical specifications of your vacuum cleaner. If you look up the specifications you will probably find some information regarding the maximum airflow the vacuum cleaner can handle.
For example, the Bosch AdvanceVac20 can handle 70 liters of air per second. That is 252,000 liters per hour (70 liters x 3.600 seconds) and amounts to 252m3 air per hour (252.000 / 1.000). Cyclone filter model 3 is therefore the best choice for the Bosch AdvanceVac 20 vacuum cleaner.
Which dust bin do I need?
The type of dust bin that is most suitable for your needs depends on three things: (a) the type of dust being filtered, (b) the amount of dust being filtered, and (c) the type of cyclone filter that will be used.
a) Type of dust
For example, if large wood chips are sucked up, the 20 liter dust bin will quickly become full, because large wood chips do not compress well. In those cases, the 60 liter metal dust bin would be the best solution.
b) The amount of dust
Some work releases more dust than others. Milling, for example, sheets of MDF provides a lot of dust. The 20 liter dust bin would in that case be a bit too small.
c) Type of cyclone filter
Cyclone filters model 2 and model 3 can be mounted onto the 20 liter dust bin aswell as onto the 60 liter metal dust bin. The metal cyclone filter can also be mounted onto the 20 liter dust bin and the 60 liter metal dust bin. Almost always is the metal filter mounted onto a metal dust bin, because otherwise the grounding capabilities of the metal cyclone filter would be negatively effected by not being able to ground the plastic 20 liter dust bin. The XL cyclone filter is too big to be mounted onto the 20 liter dust bin. The 60 liter metal dust bin would be the way to go.
Why is there a ring inside the 20 liter dust bin?
The inner ring is for reinforcement of the dust bin. The ring falls exactly in the middle of the dust bin, because the dust bin tapers slightly downwards. The ring precents the dust bin from collapsing under even the most extreme vacuum pressures. Most plastic dust bins, and even some thin-walled metal dust bins collapse when put under vacuum pressure.
Do you also have very large cyclone filters with inlets of 100mm or even more?
Not yet at the moment, but we will probably sell them by the end of this year (2019).
What is the difference between all your vacuum hose?
Our vacuum hoses differ in four respects: (1) maximum air flow, (2) flexibility, (3) robustness and (4) durability.
1) Maximum air flow
Hoses with a larger diameter can handle a bigger airflow than hoses with a smaller diameter. There are two starting points for determining the required diameter: the longer the suction hose must be, the larger the diameter of the hose must be. By extending the hose, the air resistance also increases. With very long hoses, this can lead to a reduction of suction power. The larger the diameter of the vacuum, the less of an issue that will be. The second principle is: the greater the suction power of the vacuum cleaner, the greater the diameter of the vacuum hose must be. It would be a shame if a vacuum hose with a small diameter leads to unnecessary loss of suction power.
Various cyclone filter sets come with the ready-to-go 5 meter vacuum hose. We have put the vacuum hose to the test and 75% to 80% of the suction power remains. More than enough for the cyclone filter to function perfectly. If you prefer not to lose any suction power then you can opt for a vacuum hose with a diameter of 46mm or 58mm.
As the diameter of the hose becomes larger, the hose also becomes stiffer. A flexible hose is needed when you are using, for example, a sanding machine, or handheld router. These activities require a flexible hose that does not interfere with the work. For all hoses it is indicated what their degree of flexibility is: 1/5 = stiff | 5/5 = extremely flexible.
- The 40mm PVC vacuum hose is a flexible hose and is suitable for work where the hose must be able to move easily: 4/5;
- The 46mm PVC vacuum hose is a bit stiffer and can bend less well. That hose is still flexible, but when bending you can feel some stiffness: 3/5;
- The 58mm PVC vacuum hose is suitable for situations in which the hose does not have to move much with the work, for example during the dust extraction of a table saw. The hose is also suitable for work with a CNC machine. These machines are strong enough to move the hose without affecting the accuracy of the work: 2,5/5;
- The 58mm polyurethane vacuum hose is an extremely flexible suction hose and can bend effortlessly in all directions. It’s the most flexible hose: 5/5.
- The 40mm vacuum hose is a sturdy and flexible hose. The flexibility of the hose is due to the fact that it does not have a reinforcing inner spiral. If the vacuum hose is being stepped on, it will be pressed in but will return in its original form.
- The 46mm and the 58mm suction hose both have a reinforcing inner spiral which makes them stronger. This robustness, on the other hand, leads to a less flexible 46mm hose than the 40mm hose, and a less flexible 58mm hose than the 46mm hose.
- The 58mm polyurethane vacuum hose has a copper spiral and is therefore very strong and extremely flexible. It’s the most flexible hose.
If the material to be filtered can cause wear and tear, for example sharp stone, glass or metal grit, then hoses made our of PVC are recommended. The 46mm and 58mm vacuum hoses are both made of strong PVC and have smooth internal walls. As a result, there is less dust friction, and therefore they are more resistant to wear and tear due to very sharp dust particles. The 58mm polyurethane vacuum hose is made out of polyurethane and although that material is much stronger than the PVC, the polyurethane hose has a ribbed internal wall which makes it more prone to abrasion due to very sharp dust particles. If you need a very handy hose, and dust is filtered that is not too sharp, then the 58mm polyurethane vacuum hose is strongly recommended.
How much vacuum power is lost when I use the ready-to-go 5 meter vacuum hose?
When using a cyclone filter, the total length of the vacuum hose is essentially extended, because an extra hose is added. In most cases, this means that the air resistance increases. We use a Bosch AdvanceVac20 consumer-grade vacuum cleaner and the loss of suction power is between 15% and 20%. More than enough suction power remains for the cyclone filter system to function perfectly. Even with most standard household vacuum cleaners there is enough suction power left.
We have vacuum hoses with different diameters. If you do not want to loose any suction power, then you can opt for a vacuum hose with a larger diameter. The different suction hoses can be found here.
Can I also use a vacuum hose from an old household vacuum cleaner to connect to the side inlet of the cyclone filter??
Yes, that is possible. If the outer diameter of the hose is somewhere between 35mm and 40mm then you can use a 50mm>40mm rubber reducer to connect the hose to the side inlet of the cyclone filter.
How do I attach my vacuum cleaner to the cyclone filter?
The vacuum nozzle at the end of the hose of your vacuum cleaner is inserted in the top opening of the filter. The top opening has an inner diameter of 50mm. Most vacuum nozzles have an outside diameter between 32mm and 40mm. This means that the top opening must be reduced which can be done with the use of a rubber reducer. There are two versions: ’50mm>32mm to 34mm’, and ’50mm>35mm to 40mm’. Both can be found here.
If you order a cyclone filter set then both reducers are included so that all vacuum nozzles from 32mm to 40mm can be connected to the top opening of the cyclone filter.
Can I also hook-up an standard household vacuum cleaner to the cyclone filter?
Yes, that is possible. It is not necessary to purchase a special (industrial) vacuum cleaner. Even with a standard hosehold vacuum cleaner, the cyclone filters work very well. Although it is true that (consumer-grade) industrial vacuum cleaners can generate a greater underpressure and therefore perform a little better.
What are the shipping cost and delivery time?
You can find the shipping costs and delivery times on this page.
I just placed an order. Why haven’t I received a confirmation mail?
It is possible that the e-mail with order information has ended up in the spam folder. Also not in the spam folder? Please contact us via our contact page.
Why haven’t I received a mail with the track and trace information?
Within 24 hours after your order you will receive from MyParcel (PostNL) of DHL a mail with all the track and trace information. If you haven’t received it, please check your spam folder. It is possible that the mail is marked as spam.
Can I come by to have a look?
Of course, please contact us via our contact page.
I am not sure what exactly I need. Can I come by to have a look?
Of course, please contact us via our contact page.
Do you have customer reviews?
You can find customer reviews on our Marktplaats page. A selection of our products can also be found on Marktplaats.nl.
Why would I buy from you guys when I can order filter in Asia?
Three reasons: for speed, for service and for peace of mind.
Orders before 6 pm on business days will be delivered within two days (depending on the destination country). Shipping time from Asia to Europe is usually between 21 and 30 days, but can be even longer. This is a lot longer than the Asian retailers often mention in there ads, despite the fact that they advertise with 10 to 15 days. Their 15 days are often business days, not counting the weekends. Also, the ’15 day delivery’ starts when the order has been fully processed. But after ordering it can take up to 5 days before it is fully processed and given to the carrier. In the end, it usually takes an average of 3 to 4 weeks for a product from Asia reaches Europe. If the package is held by customs, then another five days needs to be added up to the delivery time as well as additional cost for clearing customs. For The Netherlands: 21% Dutch VAT on purchases higher than € 22 + € 13 administration costs. A filter of €25 (including shipment to The Netherlands) ends up costing €43,25. We have cyclone filters that start as low as €24,95.
We do all the work for you. This means that almost all cyclone filter combinations, and cyclone filter set have been fully prepared by us (with the exception of cyclone filter combination XL-60 and cyclone filter set XL-60). You do not have to mark the cutouts yourself, drill the mounting holes and cut the big dust hole. After receiving your cyclone filter combination, of cyclone filter set all you have to do is attach the cyclone filter to the dust bin with of a couple of fastners. You are up-and-running within 5 minutes.
(3) Peace of mind
Products from Asia regularly arrive broken. They are hardly packaged properly, which means that they often do not survive their thousands of kilometers of adventure. If you receive a Asian product that is broken, you need to contact a foreign customer service. Our own experience is that it takes upto 7 days before they resend your order. This automatically results in you waiting another 3 to 4 weeks before your new order arrives. Adding it all up, in case of a broken product you end up waiting 49 to 69 days.
At Cycloonfilters.nl we carefully inspected our products, and package them properly before they are sent. If something is not entirely in order, you will receive a new product within 48 hours of return. Guaranteed!