Hints and tips that some may not have heard of. #5: Easy(er) Way to Change Your Dust Collector Bag

Boys and Girls,
Here we go with another LJ hint posted 18th. June, 2019 that I convinced myself to migrate here to Craftisian
Yet again this is another one of my plagiarised hints so only send small checks (though they may include large values). It was spurred on when I was extracting another hint and I stumbled across this and remember some of the flack I got for it. I just about got railroaded out of another forum for the post... why bother?

Re-browsing some of the feedback, I again realised how many people had not heard of this concept.
From the feedback, many said that this is an old and common method used by a lot of them for eons.  My response was, “Where was YOUR bloody hint in the past so that people could not reply to say in my blog that it was a neat and novel idea!"
Again I stress this is not my idea, but I'm a member of a winning relay team.
No video this time as I use a front-end cyclone seperator and I wasn’t going to open and waste a new bag for a handful of sawdust in the old one, just for a simple demo… that’s why I can afford Fe$tool… not sure about sawdust, but put a bit of grass in a bag and it costs a bloody fortune.
BTW: One reply suggested these magnets for ease of use if you are a proud owner of fat fingers and short fingernails,
If you can find them go for it… and maybe tell me/others where to get them.

Damn, I’ve just disclosed this hint so you don’t really need to read further… my contribution to the anti-reading movement.

 Boys and Girls,

Another one of my plagiarised hints.

One of the things I will criticise about LumberJocks is that there is a wealth of information out there that just doesn't seem to get sufficient distribution onto the "ignorant". Now no offence meant to members as many may consider everyone knows about "it", whatever "it" may be, and there probably have been a number of past posts that the search engine did not reveal.

Even if the subject has been telegraphed, it may be hidden in the archives that new members may not investigate due to their arachnophobia or share my phobia of ihatereadia.
Unless you have one of these type of cyclones (bought or shopmade)
attached to your dusty, you will find the chore of replacing the collector bag will resurrect your desire to turn into an octopus, much like in the past history of your prom night.
You may ask why am I writing all these blogs all of a sudden. Well I have come to the realisation that some of my knowledge resides in the part of my brain that alcohol may affect… so let's not waste the opportunity.
Allow me to introduce you to the ideal solution. Take a look at this blackboard and the answer is right in front of your eyes, 

You are a dumbcoff... unless you screamed, it's a bleeding whiteboard (DOH!).

Dumbcoff or not, the answer is still in front of your eyes… no not the picture, the magnet holding up the picture… 
even if you're colour blind you should realise it is not a blackboard as magnets would not stick to it.
This solution has been lurking in the background for over 4,000 years (some may argue that a Greek shepherd named Magnes first experienced it's characteristic) and ever since been waiting for the dust extractor to be invented.
Now here we happen to have a dusty without a cyclone,
that was previously dressed with the assistance of duct tape,
the forever incriminating footprint.
For this demo I have taken the band off, put it aside and pulled the dusties panties down around his knees,
now slip the plastic bag back on and place the magnets to hold the bag.
I re-0grouped and decided to use a heavier one where I overlap the bag (trial and error),

 I suggest you distribute the magnets around the perimeter because if you put them all in one place, you might as well hold the bag with your free hand.
It's then just a "simple" job of placing the band and locking it. However,
  1. Don't "band" over the magnets or you won't be able to do step 2. Take note of #2 in one of the paragraph below.
  2. Don't forget to remove the magnet as after several bag replacements you'll have built up a large residue of magnets and you'll run the risk of running out of them.

Ready for use,

 Now in all fairness, you will need to pick your magnet carefully,
  1. Too small and it will not hold the bag.
  2. Too big, it'll attract the band on top of it, which kaboshes #1 in the previous 

I decided NOT to make a video of this as my animal nightie was at the dry cleaners, so I'll direct you to this video,

Enjoy your bagging… just don't bag me for posting this blog.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

I read a story recently about a carpenter whose video went viral about how to hammer a nail into the wall.

Sometimes we forget the simplest tips are much needed by those who don’t know .. yet

Nothing wrong with not knowing and nothing wrong with sharing the basics.

Maybe the tag #beginner would be a huge asset to Craftisian.com

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Sorry Debbie, but you've lost me with #begginer... is that a Twitter, Facebook or whatever?  I avopid them like the plague.

How does it fit in with Craftisisan?

Are you referring to blogs tagged with #begginer much like Rich tags his reviews with Review at the start?

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

I just mean here at Craftisian, when you post something you can add tags ..  beginner could be one of them

You currently have dust collector tagged .. beginner would be another good one 

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

Thanks, Will go and slip them in.

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD


This is a very good tip.  I currently use duct tape.  I already have the magnets.  I am going into the shop to plop them on the Dust collector.

well done


And look at that .. you have already inspired!!

I love this

Toxins Out, Nature In - body/mind/spirit

good tip my little black Duck friend....easier than tape...