To be used with 5 Gallon Buckets 11 3/4" diameter
Allows heavier particles to drop out of air stream
Just lift off the bucket to make clean up easy
To be used with 2 1/2" Shop-Vac hose
I have mine for over a year and it works fine. It's hooked to a 60 L Craftsman vac and the bucket collects most of the dust. At this price, according to me it's good cost/quality ratio.
I'm relatively new to dust collection systems and gave this product a try since the price was right compared to most cyclones I could find. You'll get what you pay for with this product. I would estimate about 10-15% of dust gets through to your shop vacuum, which doesn't sound like much but most "good" cyclone systems appear to be around 99% effective.
Also, the combination of the hose having to bend downward into the inlet and the 90 degree elbow attached to the inside of the inlet seems to be a cause for clogging.
The 2 1/2 " ridgid shopvac hoses do not fit into the opening on the lid. The hole is just a bit too small.