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Customer Reviews for Dustopper PRO High Efficiency Cyclonic Dust Separator, 12 in. Dia with 2.5 in. Hose, 36 in. L with 2 High-Flow Sweep Elbows

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Model #HD12B

Store SKU #1009433926

  • Made of durable, anti-static resin for the toughest jobs
  • Enhanced suction and separation power to catch particles easily
  • High-flow 90 sweep elbows contribute to improved CFM performance

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  • 4.7
    out of 235 reviews
  • 93% recommend this product
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Great Help for my Shop
Even though I have a small shop I spend a lot of time cleaning up sawdust… I bought the Dustopper PRO High Efficiency Cyclonic Dust Separator after reading an article that recommended it.. I am really impressed with the efficiency of the Dustopper and how well it keeps my shop vac filters from plugging up so often.. I made a mount for my shop vac and it is a space saver… Highly recommend trying this if you have a small shop or can’t afford a full blown system.. I highly recommend this separator.
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    • Recommended
    This thing is awesome!
    I almost never, and I mean never, give product reviews. But today was the first day I checked my new Dustopper since I purchased it and it is working so well I stopped to do this review. Absolutely amazing. So rare these days to get a product that does what it is supposed to do so well that it exceeds my expectations. If you are thinking about getting one of these, do it now. Your only regret will be that you did not get one sooner.
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      3 found this review helpful
      Prevented a fire
      I honestly love The Dustopper. I save money not having to constantly buy shop vac bags or replacing the filter. It’s also much easier to empty a 5 gallon bucket than the big shop vac. But most importantly, it may have prevented a fire in my shop. I was using my router attached to the Dustopper and as I was tidying up for the day, I lifted the bucket and noticed that it felt a little warm. I removed the Dustopper from the bucket and saw that some of the wood dust inside had started to burn. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but had my router been connected directly to my shop vac, I wouldn’t have noticed this at all and the outcome could have resulted in a full blown fire.
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        • Recommended
        4 found this review helpful
        Fantastic product. Highly recommend.
        I honestly love The Dustopper. I save money not having to constantly buy shop vac bags or replacing the filter. It’s also much easier to empty a 5 gallon bucket than the big shop vac. But most importantly, it may have prevented a fire in my shop. I was using my router attached to the Dustopper and as I was tidying up for the day, I lifted the bucket and noticed that it felt a little warm. I removed the Dustopper from the bucket and saw that some of the wood dust inside had started to burn. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but had my router been connected directly to my  shop vac, I wouldn’t have noticed this at all and the outcome could have resulted in a full blown fire.
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          • Recommended
          Works great. Bargain price.
          Greatly exceeded my expectations. Nearly all the dust is captured by the separator and almost none gets to the shop vac. I don't see how the more expensive separators could do much better.
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            4 found this review helpful
            Stops all but the finest dust in bucket
            I have been running the dust stopper pro for a month now. It works way better than I expected. All the chips and coarse dust are stopped, - yes stopped, I have emptied the bucket 3 times the vacuum ZERO! Times. I started with a 2.5 horsepower old vacuum - - it worked but would not pickup 1x1 cutoffs, just not enough power. I upgraded to the 5 horse 12 gallon vacuum and problem fixed. I was able to upgrade to the green hepa filter with no loss in vacuuming. Ps customer service was great.
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              2 found this review helpful
              What fax drive me crazy with all the dust they throw around this is an awesome product. I knew there had to be some thing and I was doing some drywall in the basement so I searched it out and found those I love it.. hook up now no more blowing dust everywhere and by filter stay cleaner
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              1 found this review helpful
              This is a great product and is exactly what is advertised. I like the sleek profile of this cyclone. It’s only about 4” tall. While competitors are 18”+ tall. I am very happy with this product. One pointer is that if your vacuum is old and sucks at sucking this cyclone won’t work. It requires quite a bit of power.
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              2 found this review helpful
              Customer did what it is supposed to do. After vacuuming the shop floor, all the sawdust was in the bucket with virtually none in the shopvac. There was trace amount of very fine dust in it. This is likely the fine airborne dust that will usually get through the air exit since that filter isn't fine enough or it will reduce airflow. A vacuum bag was the answer to this. It traps the fine airborne dust without reducing airflow. All things considered, the product works well. It make dust disposal much easier and less cumbersome as trying to lift a 6 gallon shopvac bottom. The one issue I am still working on is keeping the hose connection from slipping out of the topper when moving around the shop. I'll figure out something.
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              1 found this review helpful
              Orange Top Dustopper
              For the past two years I have used a Dustopper connected to my Shop Vac on a wheeled cart - it works so well in collecting the majority of sawdust and shavings from my surface planer and general vacuuming in my small woodshop. I used to clean my Shop Vac filter once a week – now with the Dustopper, I only clean my filter a couple times a year! The Customer Service at Dustopper is top notch and second to none. The new Dustopper Pro has quite a few improvements over the orange top and I look forward to trying out the latest version soon . . .
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                • Recommended
                1 found this review helpful
                This will save you money!
                I have been breaking down plywood for a closet build out. Cutting lots of dado slots and lots of shelves. I was filling my vacuum up with sawdust and stopping the filter up regularly. I hooked this thing up and now I can fill a 5 gallon bucket 3/4 full of saw dust and not have a handful inside the vacuum. I have also been vacuuming up drywall dust, and it gets the majority of that as well. This pic was after filling the 5 gallon bucket, vac was already dirty. I hope this helps!
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                  • Recommended
                  1 found this review helpful
                  Works Great
                  Added duststopper to an old shop vac that all the wheels fell off of. I made a cart to mount the shop vac and duststopper to with caster wheels on the bottom. To make the connection between the two I pulled the two swivel ends out of the hose supplied by duststopper. Then I cut 1 of the bell ends off the hose and reinstalled both swivel ends into the bell piece on either side. It worked out great and got rid of all the excess hose. The only negative is the plastic looks a little flimsy.
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                    3 found this review helpful
                    Duststopper pro does exactly what I need
                    So I have had owned the classic duststopper and now own the improved pro model. This is my go to instead of my Festool Oneida setup. It's cheaper to run and easier for site use. We use it for sanding hardwood flooring and it has made our work 95% dust free.
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                      • Recommended
                      Why didn't I see this sooner!
                      As other's have mentioned, the gasket and seal is a little cheap. This thing works best if you set it in place and don't have to move it all around. The best thing about it is truly very little makes its way into the shop vac that is attached, so your filters on that will stay like new for so much longer. I have a huge project going on vacuuming up styrofoam dust and this thing does its job! Its amazing how much dust ends up in the bucket and not in the vacuum. I would buy this again for sure!
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                        • Recommended
                        6 found this review helpful
                        If you have a shop vac!
                        Y’all, I am 1000% serious when I say you NEED this! I have the regular Dust Stopper (DS), and it rocks. Most of my work is in reno and in inhabited spaces, so yeah dust is huge for me. The DS is everything it says it is! When you grind concrete in a living space, your changing filters a lot, not with the DS! Add 1” of H2O in the bottom of both vac (w/ HEPA) and bucket..baby your golden! Pipe exhaust out a window for 0% dust. 100% Filter saver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                          • Recommended
                          9 found this review helpful
                          works great, much less sweeping, happy happy
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                          4 found this review helpful
                          great product, saves vacuum filter
                          Definitely the way to go to catch cuttings before going through filter of vacuum. It is easier to empty the container with Dustopper on it than opening the vacuum and lifting motor part each time I highly suggest grounding if you cut plastic. Plastic creates alot of static electricity.
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                            • Recommended
                            11 found this review helpful
                            Works really well. All the durt is dropped into the bucket before air entering the vaccum. The 3 foot hose and two elbows worked great for my setup.
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                            7 found this review helpful
                            Saves shop vac filters
                            As previous reviews are said. Very easy to set up! I use the shop vac bags as well as the filter on the shop vac, I hardly ever need to change my shop vac bag unless I forget to check my 5 gallon bucket. Highly, highly, highly recommend this product. Also, it’s built in United States! Bonus points!
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                              • Recommended
                              9 found this review helpful
                              Fantastic
                              Been using this dustopper for 2 years now. Zero complaints what so ever. I used to change my vacuum filter numerous times a day. I change it once every couple weeks maybe. The dust separation is fantastic even with bigger jobs I get very little if any debris in the actual vacuum. Don’t hesitate if you’re thinking about buying this. You’ll be setup and running in 3 minutes
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                                • Recommended
                                13 found this review helpful
                                Great Product and Great Service!
                                This product has saved me a bundle on dust management in my shop. Setup is quick and very easy. I recently lost one of the latches that secure the Dustopper to the bucket, so I emailed the manufacturer and within 24 hours they sent me fwo replacements, one for now and a spare just in case. Couldn't be happier with this purchase.
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                                  • Recommended
                                  Use 7 Gallon Bucket to Prevent Carryover
                                  I have used the Dustopper Pro daily for a few weeks, and have learned how to tweek my set-up for best service. I have it paired to a 5 HP shop vac with new internal filter. Originally the Dustopper worked like a champ, capturing chips and dust from my bench top planer and jointer. But when the "Orange" or "Blue" 5-gal buckets were 1/2 full, chip carry over went straight to the shop vac, clogging the filter in minutes. Instead, use 7 gal plastic turkey basting buckets - problems solved!
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                                    • Recommended
                                    A great purchase, Easy to put together, simple to use and separates all the saw dust and dirt from the vacuum line depositing it into a 5 gallon bucket, saving my vacume filter. It's amazing!
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                                    • Verified Purchase
                                    This works beautifully and reduces the time to manage large jointer output. I plan to purchase another one for my planer.
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                                    • Verified Purchase
                                    Seems to work very well. I was spending a lot on vacuum bags and filters for my shop vac. I don’t know if it’s just me or the products I was buying, but, the bags would leak either through an unseen hole or the seal at the intake. Either way, the vacuum would fill with dust and I would have to install a fresh bag and filter. The Dustopper Pro came with everything I needed to extend the life of the bag and filter, and I hesitate to say, indefinitely…but that is how it seems.
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                                    Great product but even better customer service!
                                    My unit came missing one latch. An email to the company brought a quick, friendly response from Melissa. She rushed a replacement to me with a tracking number and answered a few questions. I couldn’t be happier both with the service and my cleaner vacuum filter! 😁 Highly recommended! BTW, I purchased this product in store which is why I left no ‘delivery’ rating.
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                                      1 found this review helpful
                                      The lid which fits on top of 5 gallon bucket needs to be as air tight as possible. If not, it just doesn’t vacuum the dust very well. If you’re seeing a lot of dust left on top the material you are sanding, then the seal isn’t tight enough. Concept is good but designed is flawed. I upgraded to same type of system but properly designed. The extra money was well worth it.
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                                      2 found this review helpful
                                      Good product, but not great. Still allows a lot of drywall dust through to the vacuum, and therefore to the filter. But it does cut down the need to constantly clean the filter.
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                                      1 found this review helpful
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                                      1 found this review helpful
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