Model # HD12

Internet #302643445

Store SKU #1002741746

Dustopper High Efficiency Dust Separator, 12 in. dia, with 2.5 in hose, 36 in. long
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Dustopper

High Efficiency Dust Separator, 12 in. dia, with 2.5 in hose, 36 in. long

$ 39 97

Overview

Owning a Dustopper means never having to worry about cleaning the inside of your wet/dry vacuum, or its nasty filter. Dustoppers new, low-profile design puts a whole new spin on cyclonic dust separation, and offers a faster, better, easier way to manage the dust and debris. For decades, most wet/dry vacuums have been based on a design where a pleated air filter is positioned inside the same bucket used to haul away collected dirt and debris. While much of what is drawn into the wet/dry vacuum is collected by its bucket, finer particles of dust will become lodged in the air filter, robbing the wet/dry vacuum of much of its suction power. Dustopper is designed to keep your filter clean, so you can spend less time cleaning up. Dustopper spins the incoming dirty air in a newly designed, and patent-pending chamber that causes more than 99% of the dust and debris to fall into a standard 5 Gal. bucket before reaches the filter. Simply lift the Dustopper from its bucket and carry collected dirt away for easy disposal. Dustopper is design so it can easily be removed from the box and placed into service within seconds. There are no holes to drill, no screws to tighten, and no sealers to apply. Simply remove Dustopper from its box, place it on a 5 Gal. standard bucket, and then connect it to your shop vacuum with the hose provided.
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Product Overview

Owning a Dustopper means never having to worry about cleaning the inside of your wet/dry vacuum, or its nasty filter. Dustoppers new, low-profile design puts a whole new spin on cyclonic dust separation, and offers a faster, better, easier way to manage the dust and debris. For decades, most wet/dry vacuums have been based on a design where a pleated air filter is positioned inside the same bucket used to haul away collected dirt and debris. While much of what is drawn into the wet/dry vacuum is collected by its bucket, finer particles of dust will become lodged in the air filter, robbing the wet/dry vacuum of much of its suction power. Dustopper is designed to keep your filter clean, so you can spend less time cleaning up. Dustopper spins the incoming dirty air in a newly designed, and patent-pending chamber that causes more than 99% of the dust and debris to fall into a standard 5 Gal. bucket before reaches the filter. Simply lift the Dustopper from its bucket and carry collected dirt away for easy disposal. Dustopper is design so it can easily be removed from the box and placed into service within seconds. There are no holes to drill, no screws to tighten, and no sealers to apply. Simply remove Dustopper from its box, place it on a 5 Gal. standard bucket, and then connect it to your shop vacuum with the hose provided.
  • Stops more than 99% of dust from entering your wet/dry vacuum and clogging its filter
  • Low profile design goes to work in less than a minute with no additional hardware or sealant needed
  • Made of durable, anti-static plastic, and is strong enough to handle the toughest jobs
  • Fits most shop vacuums having a typical 2-1/2 in. hose and accessory port

Product Overview

Model #: HD12
Sku #: 1002741746
Internet #: 302643445

Owning a Dustopper means never having to worry about cleaning the inside of your wet/dry vacuum, or its nasty filter. Dustoppers new, low-profile design puts a whole new spin on cyclonic dust separation, and offers a faster, better, easier way to manage the dust and debris. For decades, most wet/dry vacuums have been based on a design where a pleated air filter is positioned inside the same bucket used to haul away collected dirt and debris. While much of what is drawn into the wet/dry vacuum is collected by its bucket, finer particles of dust will become lodged in the air filter, robbing the wet/dry vacuum of much of its suction power. Dustopper is designed to keep your filter clean, so you can spend less time cleaning up. Dustopper spins the incoming dirty air in a newly designed, and patent-pending chamber that causes more than 99% of the dust and debris to fall into a standard 5 Gal. bucket before reaches the filter. Simply lift the Dustopper from its bucket and carry collected dirt away for easy disposal. Dustopper is design so it can easily be removed from the box and placed into service within seconds. There are no holes to drill, no screws to tighten, and no sealers to apply. Simply remove Dustopper from its box, place it on a 5 Gal. standard bucket, and then connect it to your shop vacuum with the hose provided.

  • Stops more than 99% of dust from entering your wet/dry vacuum and clogging its filter
  • Low profile design goes to work in less than a minute with no additional hardware or sealant needed
  • Made of durable, anti-static plastic, and is strong enough to handle the toughest jobs
  • Fits most shop vacuums having a typical 2-1/2 in. hose and accessory port

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Name 2.5 Gal. 1.75-Peak HP Compact Wet Dry Vac High Efficiency Dust Separator, 12 in. dia, with 2.5 in hose, 36 in. long 4 Gal. 5.0-Peak HP Portable Wet/Dry Vacuum 14 Gal. 6.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac with Auto Detail Kit
Brand Stinger Dustopper RIDGID RIDGID
Ratings (1010) (408) (2048) (2700)
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons) 2.5 0 4 14
Filter Type Bag Cartridge Cartridge
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Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
36 in
Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
2-1/2 in
Product Depth (in.)
12
Product Height (in.)
4 in
Product Width (in.)
12

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes one Dustopper assembly, and one 36" long piece of of 2-1/2" diameter hose
Air Volume (CFM)
120
Amperage (amps)
0
Color Family
Multi
Cord Length (ft.)
0
Floor Care Features
Cyclonic
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
0
Product Weight (lb.)
2.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Wood
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
0
Voltage (volts)
0

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
90 days

Specifications

Dimensions

Hose Length (ft.)
36 in
Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
2-1/2 in
Product Depth (in.)
12
Product Height (in.)
4 in
Product Width (in.)
12

Details

Accessories/Parts Included
Includes one Dustopper assembly, and one 36" long piece of of 2-1/2" diameter hose
Air Volume (CFM)
120
Amperage (amps)
0
Color Family
Multi
Cord Length (ft.)
0
Floor Care Features
Cyclonic
Included Accessories
No additional accessories included
Peak Horsepower
0
Product Weight (lb.)
2.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Safe For Use On
Wood
Vacuum Capacity (Gallons)
0
Voltage (volts)
0

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
90 days

Questions & Answers

The description says it includes a hose, all the reviews on YouTube show it also brings an elbow. Can someone confirm?

Asked by: Fern
They no longer Include the elbow, as of February 2019 when I purchased mine.
Answered by: Allen
Date published: 2019-02-19

Which port is the inlet, which is the outlet? It doesn’t specify online or on the packaging.

Asked by: TileGiy
The ports on the unit are labeled. The top is the suction from the vac and the side is the pickup.
Answered by: jedefal
Date published: 2019-02-05

Will it still work if I line the Homer Bucket with a disposable plastic trash bag?

Will it still work if I line the Homer Bucket with a disposable plastic trash bag?
Asked by: Liner
Yes, but the entire point of using it is so you don't have to use a bag. If you just want to use a bag, just put the bag in the vacuum.
Answered by: Jason
Date published: 2018-12-03

Can you use a larger bucket with the same diam. as the homer bucket?

Can you use a larger bucket with the same diam. as the homer bucket?
Asked by: DougH
I don't see why not.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-01-16
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Customer Reviews

High Efficiency Dust Separator, 12 in. dia, with 2.5 in hose, 36 in. long is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 408.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trying to keep my sawdust out of our home has always been a problem for a weekend woodworker, wit... Trying to keep my sawdust out of our home has always been a problem for a weekend woodworker, without a dust collection system. Saw some neat builds of other products and wanted to create my own from their basic design. I liked the example submitted to WOOD issue 259 as a starting point. Tough part was the ABS/PVC fittings to match up to the Ridgid shop vac, found the 2" rubber elbow with hose clamps (plumbing department) attached fit pretty well without the hose clamp. Great suction of the shaving from the holes cut into the plywood shelf design. Didn't know about the #dustopper pictures in Instagram, check them out before you build. Product performs as listed and much better than I expected and MADE IN THE USA. Keep up the good work Dustopper and thanks to HomeDepot for bring this product to the market and believing there are other less expensive ways to help control your shop dust.
Date published: 2019-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2019 resolution to clean up and keep clean the workshop, I already have a Dust Deputy ( connected... 2019 resolution to clean up and keep clean the workshop, I already have a Dust Deputy ( connected to planer and table saw) but wanted a lesser expensive solution for a mobile setup. Found Dustopper via google and youtube, and ordered from HD for ship to store. I really like the included short section of hose. Built a mobile cart that holds a shopvac and mounted an additional 5 gal bucket (drilled a few holes near bottom to allow easy removal of second bucket), attached Dustopper to a homer's bucket and placed it inside the mounted bucket. The whole setup is mobile and works like a champ for primary shop cleanup. I no longer have to deal with clogged filter or even touch the shopvac, just unclip the dustopper, pull out and empty the bucket. Very happy with the purchase and will bee adding one to my sanding station.
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Much simpler than others, lower cost and no hose adapters needed. After checking out many other ... Much simpler than others, lower cost and no hose adapters needed. After checking out many other options, including a few diy options, I decided I waited way too long. I was tired of cleaning and replacing filters. The dustopper would be my first choice to try to solve the problem. I really didn't think it could work well, after all it was much smaller than others and so much lower in price. Wow! the search is over. I read a few reviews that complained of loss of suction. Yes there is a small loss, but some units collapse buckets or require removing clamps to empty. this is so simple to empty and has completely eliminated cleaning the shop vac filter. At first I used the series of gates to switch between the table saw, miter saw, planer and joiner. That was causing way too much loss of suction. It was easy to switch hose connections without the gates, and things worked well. I have a small shop and a smaller budget, so large bulky pricey systems were out of the question. THIS WAS A GOOD DECISION. I am very happy.
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an outstanding product. It has a simple... This is an outstanding product. It has a simple and clean design. When combined with a 5 gal paint bucket is does the job of much more expensive units like the Dust Deputy Cyclone. However, after one spends about $50 one still has to build a devise and provide hoses and connections plus a bucket. Although Dust Deputy is a fine product the Dustopper comes out of the box, snaps on a paint bucket and then one simply connects the INCLUDED hoses!!! This is ready to use in 60 seconds! I've also seen scientific studies comparing the Dustopper to the Dust Deputy. There isn't enough difference in performance to note... They are virtually identical in performance. I've use this to pick up pounds and pounds of heavy shavings from a jointer then lighter dust from a table saw... After emptying the bucket a few times I checked my ShopVac to find it totally void of saw dust. And upon inspecting the filter I could not see ANY dust collecting there. I've only learned of this product a few weeks ago, but I'm very glad that I did. It is a great product that I would buy again and recommend to anyone that produces quantities of dust.
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Received a couple weeks ago. All hooks and works well. The entire package contains the following.... Received a couple weeks ago. All hooks and works well. The entire package contains the following. (1) Dustopper Dust Separator, (1) 36 inch long 2 1/2 diameter hose and (1) 90° elbow. Of course the 5 gallon bucket is extra. What would be nice is if they would add an additional elbow. Couple reasons. With the hose coming out of the top of the Dustopper then to the vacuum "inlet", you'll experience an issue with the bucket tipping over. How ever there is even a better way. I included a picture of what I did with my Vac & Dustopper.
Date published: 2019-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made a platform for it on top of my shop vacuum and it works just as described no sawdust in my v... Made a platform for it on top of my shop vacuum and it works just as described no sawdust in my vacuum 99% in 5 gallon bucket.Great.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After researching cyclone options, including building my own, this one... After researching cyclone options, including building my own, this one took up the least amount of space and was the most convenient solution since it fits directly on a 5 gallon bucket securely, and with the lowest profile. The improvement over the shop vac alone was very noticeable wrt suction, and virtually all of the debris goes into the bucket, which is easier to empty and clean. The hose that came with it fit securely to my 12 gal vacuum. The savings on the filters and/or vacuum bags, plus no loss in suction makes me feel like I got a really good deal compared to other options. I cannot speak to the longevity of the topper, but so far I really like it.
Date published: 2018-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It works well, but unfortunately that plastic very thin and fragile , and very easy to break for... It works well, but unfortunately that plastic very thin and fragile , and very easy to break for example: if you connect your holes several time to Inlet is too tight and it cracks after a few days which makes this item not usable.
Date published: 2018-12-04
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