I will soon be entering into the world of hobbyist CNC with the purchase of the SO3XXL and I have been filling my head with set up ideas, enclosures, all that fun stuff.
I have jumped head first down the rabbit hole regarding proper dust collection/filtration. I have read many of the past threads discussing everything from the bare minimum to extremely complex solutions to maintaining clean air and workspace.
While I haven’t completely ruled out the possibility of buying a high-end vaccuum or an industrial dust collector, I am intrigued by the performance some of you have achieved taking the bare minimum route. I am leaning towards the shop vac (with a speed controller to dampen the sound) and a dust deputy.
My questions are more-so directed towards those of you running the following setup, but anyone with input on dust collection, please chime in:
Shop-vac with a Dust Deputy (or other cyclone separator) WITH a router speed controller.
Does running the shop vac at a lesser speed/power affect the effectiveness of the cyclone separator?
Does running a shop vac with a variable speed controller improve the life of the motor, since you’re not running the motor at its full potential for long periods of time.
Thanks in advance, i’m excited to get started!