Dust collector

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Owner/Loaner: Hive13
Hive13 Asset Tag: HV0099
Make/Model: Tempest CX (google)
Arrival Date: 09/2013
Does it work?: Yes
Certification Needed?: No
Contact: Woodworking Warden
Floorplan: Woodshop



The red dust collector we have is a Tempest CX and was donated by Dave Leer some time around summer/fall of 2013.

Purchased from Penn State Indiana

You can find the manual here: Manual.


  • 2 HP motor
  • 12" steel impeller
  • Can run on 220VAC or 120VAC. We have ours wired to run at 220VAC.
  • 6 Inch input and output port. The main chip chute that goes to the waste barrel is 7 inches though! (Why??)

Ohio EPA Calculations for De Minimis: File:CincinnatiMakerspaceCalculations.2.3.17.pdf

Reference Dust Collection: http://billpentz.com/woodworking/cyclone/index.php

Hive13 Project
Dust Collector
Dust collector project.jpg
Status: Complete
Start Date: 9/1/2013

Adding new drops and blast gates

We use these blast gates as they are very sturdy, clean themselves, and are easy to mount to things and mount things to them: http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=51506&cat=1,42401,62597 Get the keyed hose clamps to make your life significantly better.

The primary ductwork is 6" duct. We have mostly purchased the duct from Corken Steel over in Newport. Decent prices and they have a huge variety of parts (although you may need to wait a few days to get some parts). For flexible ducting the smaller stuff has been purchased from amazon/whereever. Larger 6" stuff should also be ordered from Lee Valley. http://www.leevalley.com/US/Wood/page.aspx?p=51505&cat=1,42401,62597,62604&ap=1

Work Log

2020 Unknown date

Stand built and unit mounted. 220VAC drop has been run to the dust collector. Added On Stop Power button

March-April 2021

Added Barrel FULL Light

July 2022

Added Shop Fox Dust collector to increase collection capacity