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Customer Reviews for Dustopper High Efficiency Dust Separator, 12 in. Dia with 2.5 in. Hose, 36 in. Long

Internet #302643445

Model #HD12

Store SKU #1002741746

  • Extends filter life - collects debris before entering the vacuum
  • Low-profile design is ideal for any job site or workspace
  • Sets up in under a minute, no additional hardware needed

Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
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  • 89%recommend this product
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Great Product
This well engineered product does a great job of capturing almost all the dust before it gets to the shop vac. I had a few questions and found the manufacturer's customer support to be top notch.
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Perfect for woodworking saws, a must shop tool.
I use it for my mitre saw and other woodworking equipment. I works perfect with no problems!
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Broke immediately!
I received the Dustopper as a Christmas present from my adult kids (it was at the top of my wish list). I finally had an opportunity to use it yesterday. It works great at trapping sawdust...BUT the housing cracked as I tried to reattach it to the Home Depot pail after emptying it for the first time. As a result, I think it no longer air tight and will not function to draw sawdust from my power tools and is now useless. I am so disappointed that this much needed piece of shop equipment broke on first usage!
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    Attractive design/price, but broke immediately.
    Seems like a nice design, but the item broke before I could even use it - the plastic it is made from is very cheap, and it broke/snapped while attaching it to a HomeDepot 19L(5Gal) bucket. This of course means there won't be any suction, so it's garbage. Will return as soon as stores are open again!
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    Dust cyclone really works
    Wow this really works and I don't expect to be buying new shop vac filters for a very long time. Since I was at Home depot I could get all the attachments for my vacuum to attach to the seperator and from seperator to my shop tools. The necessary attachments are not readily obvious but plumbing fittings worked for me. Binding the seperator to the vacuum makes it a nice package to move as one unit and minimized hoses running all over and tripping and tangling if it was two units on the floor. See you tube for how to do that. The unit easily sealed nicely to a random product bucket I already had.
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    • Recommended
    It does the work very efficiently.
    Two things you have to consider. The vac system will now have a bucket attached to it making it cumbersome. Some people build a cart for it to solve the problem. There is an additional noise that sounds like a low frequency whislke.
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    • Recommended
    Works like it's supposed to
    I've had this for a month or two but so far I'm very happy with how it performs. It's a definite upgrade from the DIY one I was using before. Seems like just the very fine dust makes it to my vacuum. Only issue so far is while it latches on well to the bucket, I don't love how hard it is to remove.
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    • Recommended
    Works great.
    Works very well. I purchased it after watching a few reviews and am very happy with it.
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    • Recommended
    Not best for fine dust.
    This dust separator is easy to set up and use. Unfortunately very fine dust continues through resulting in clogged vacuum filters.
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    dustopper dust separator
    First, for whatever reason, the Dustopper does not appear in the Home Depot site search...have to search as Dust Separator...??? The unit attached easily to a HD orange bucket (purchase separately). Works very well, although it adds a fairly loud whistling noise to the vacuum, hence 4 stars. The bucket falls over when using, so will somehow attach to the side of my shop vac.
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    • Recommended
    Affordable cyclone with side benefits
    Simple basic installation on standard pail. Excellent to intercept particles that would normally fill my vacuum bags and its use also muffle my otherwise noisy cleaner. I would and have recommended it to my brothers and family.
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    Home Depot Dust Collector
    It works very well. However, you do have to pay close attention to the level of waste in the collection bucket to avoid having dust find its way into the vacuum cleaner. Once the collection bucket is more than 3/4 full, dust will find it's way into the vacuum cleaner.
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    Works great!
    This thing works great! Very little to no sawdust makes it past the bucket to the vacuum. Very low profile and fits a Home Depot bucket perfectly. Highly recommended
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    No more plugged shop vac filter
    Great job filtering wood chips from my planer . No more plugged vac filters in the middle of a project.
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    • Recommended
    Duststopper
    This is a great product. It worked well when making dato cuts and when using my thickness planner. Emptying the bucket is way easier than cleaning out your shop vac and filter. Would have gave it five stars had the plastic not cracked. I should have been more careful, working in a cold shop. Wish they were sold in stores.
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    Breaks easily
    Hard to fit onto bucket, definitely reduces suction power on vacuum. Broke when I tried to put it on bucket when cold.
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    Good purchase
    Works perfectly. Easy to attach and remove from pail.
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    • Recommended
    12-inch High Efficiency Dust Separator
    It works great for moderate to small volumes of sawdust
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    Great deal
    Works excellent for those with small shops and a small budget.
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    • Recommended
    Compact.
    Works well catches alot of the dust and takes up less space than the other bucket-style dust catcher. Wish the hose it came with was a bit longer.
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    Works well
    The product is good and works well . You need to buy a bucket separately thought
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    Fittings could be standardized
    Workers quit well but still struggling to get fittings to fit with my application. Doesn't fit PVC, abs, central vac fittings or DBII
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    • Recommended
    Prevents filter clogging up.
    It works as well as expected. Suction with my 6HP Ridgid vac is strong enough to pick things up for my woodworking shop. I wish the included hose was a bit longer and more flexible.
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    • Recommended
    Dust separator
    Works great with my shop vac as a dust collector in my wood shop. I hardly get any sawdust in my vacuum it all gets trapped in the separator.
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    • Recommended
    Works perfectly
    The Dustopper worked perfectly right out of the box. Simple set up and performance.
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    • Recommended
    Disappointed in strength
    It worked good but broke within a month while removing from the home Depot bucket
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    Noisy Dustopper
    The unit worked as advertised but I stopped using it and switched back to my Oneida cyclone system. The Dustopper is significantly noisier than the cyclone but worked as well as the Oneida system. Okay if one can dream with the high noise level.
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    • Recommended
    works perfect for a small shop
    for a small shop or a single tool dust collection system this works perfect. still has lots of suctions and there is only really fine dust particles that end up in the vacuum its self
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    Wish I got it sooner
    Great product, you just need to find the right adaptors to fit your tools and vacuum. Does an incredible job of keeping the dust to a minimum.
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    Excellent Product
    I have used several cyclones over the years and this one works the best. It stops far more dust from reach the vacuum that others.
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