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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

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  • 4.4
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  • 89%recommend this product
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Good! But...
Dust separator is good but it came with a crack where the vacuum hose plugs in. I needed to start using it so I duck taped it so it's okay.
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It really works
I was sceptical until I saw how many other people were using like devices in their workshops. It really works.
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Dust Separator
Great, time saving, and convenient product for regular use but not as efficient with fine drywall dust. Filter still needed regular cleaning when sanding drywall.
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Great Dust Separator
It’s a great dust separator, some may say that the dust deputy is better, I would say it’s equal. You really get less than 1 percent coming back into vaccum, it’s like a fine film on inside of vacuum easily wiped out.
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does not make filter last longer between cleaning
sadly it does not make the filter last longer. it does separate the dust from the heavy particles as promised, hence the 2 stars. it is misleading to say or infer the filter will last longer between cleanings or replacement. it also does lower the suction ability of the vacuum unit.
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Great option to the cyclones and very low profile.
Works very well and much lower profile than the standard cyclone separators. At first, it didn't seem like I had much suction and I thought my shop-vac was underpowered. But once I emptied my shop-vac and blew-out the filter - it was amazing. Works with both my shop-vac hose and my rRdgid 2" hose perfectly. In a few weeks of using it there is nothing in the shop-vac and the filter looks perfectly clean.
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Does exactly what it says that it does
Does exactly what it says it does. Very easy to install.
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Saves the shop vac filter from getting plugged up
Effectively drop dust into the bucket, keeping the vacuum clean, greatly extending filter life.
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Fantastic Product
Awesome product. Does a great job at separating dust from the shop-vac. Highly recommended for any small shop!
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This product saves a ton on shop vacuum bags.
Great product! Saves a ton on shop vacuumed bags with this one.
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Works like it says !
Dose a good job of collecting saw dust ,and keeping it out of your filter
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A gift that he likes
Purchased as a gift for my husband. He tells me it works really well
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Does alright but also seems fragile - expensive
Expensive asking price from HD for a piece of plastic cap. Works alright - catches 80% of dust. Difficult to remove from HD bucket. Feels as though it'll break off after a few more times of removal.
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Worth the value
Works as expected. Simple and easy. Fine dust still passes through and onto the shop vac, but all larger particles fall into the bucket before entering the vacuum. Nice to not have to shake out the filter after each wood working session. I didnt notice any suction loss due to the extra hose run that is required with this unit. I suspect any losses are offset with the vacuum filter staying cleaner for longer. Only downer, and no fault to the product, is my shop vac has now lost all sense of mobility. The dust bucket is on a short leash to the vacuum and tips over almost instantly with any attempt at pulling the vaccum along the floor. If you buy this be prepared to build some kind of cart to carry the two units together. There are lots of example online. For me I dont have room to spare on the garage floor so I bought instead a used dust collector that I mounted to the wall.
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Not bad for price
Works well... I’d say about 98% of saw dust gets separated. The fine dust makes its way to the filter though.
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Happy
I got the Dust Separator connected right away pleased with the way it works, seems to be very efficient overall am very pleased with it .
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Great compact dust separator
This is a great dust separator for my shop. After one of my projects I had half filled a 5 gallon pail with sawdust and shavings, but the shop vac had hardly any dust in it at all. No more cleaning or replacing filters as you work. I dropped my rating by 1 star for a couple of reasons. The 1st time I bought this it cracked when I pushed it onto the pail. When I got the replacement I tried it on a couple of pails and found one that it pushed onto easily. Apparently, not all Home Depot pails are the same diameter so check your pails first to make sure that it just clicks in place without forcing it. Also, when you have the separator on the pail it is very light and keeps tipping over. My solution was to stack the pail into another one with some weight at the bottom and this gave it better stability and raised it up a little as well.
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Cyclone dust separator
Awesome product and fits perfectly with my Ridgid shop vac to collect wood chips and dust while extending the bag and filter life.
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Dustopper Dust Separator
The Dustopper works well. Only the very fine dust makes it through to the filter. It is rather expensive for what it is and would be better if it came with 2 - 90° elbows rather than one, Otherwise, it has been perfect so far.
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Great Dust Collector now available in Canada.
This dust collector is far superior to Dust Devil and many others I have used. With this in line with my Shop Vac with an internal bag, so far after approx 3 weeks and two full buckets of shavings from my planer, I have virtually no dust or particles in the bag. This is by far the best small shop dust collector.
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Works well
Works well - just a fine skim of powder shows up in shopvac after 2 inches of sawdust in the bucket!
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Best setup for shop vacs
Easy to setup and works like a charm. The vacuum canister is always clean and you don't have to constantly clean the filter. Always have maximum suction due to clean filter.
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Cleaner shop air
When in use the shop air is much cleaner than without it. This device is very efficient, a bit noisy but very little particulates end up in the vacuum cleaner most remain in the bucket. Only gripe is that the hose could be a bit longer so that the bucket could stake on top of the vacuum cleaner
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Dust separating
Fits any bucket And works great , only trouble is a tendency to fall over, which is easily remedied with a cart to hold the vacuum and bucket.
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Dust separator
I Absolutely love it it works great and would never trade it for anything
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Very Efficient Dust Separator
Although it seems expensive for a lid, it does fit the Home Depot 5-gallon orange buckets perfectly, and does a great job of separating the dust. So far, I have had 3 nearly-full buckets of sawdust and a half-fill of general garage/yard cleaning, and there is nothing visible on my shop vacuum filter. I've built a small wheeled cart to hold both the vacuum and the bucket with this lid - much easier to move around.
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I recommend buying one
I would recommend buying it. Remember it does not come with a bucket. If you find it’s tippy put a stone or something heavy in the bucket.
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Does the job it was intended to do.
Very straightforward. Easy to install and simple to use.
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Great for separating the dust.
Works like a charm (like I've seen in so many videos and other forums). A little pricier than I've seen it in the past and south of the border but I'm glad it's finally available here in Canada.
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Works as it should
Works better than I expected. Very pleased with this and may purchase a second one for my shop.
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