DeWalt DW60 Dust Extractor / Grote afzuiger

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This equipment is safety category 6: Other equipment with no limits

This equipment is Noise Category 1: Can only be used between 07:00 and 19:00 (Wear hearing protection).

DeWalt with new filter and clear bag (feb 2020)

DeWalt large dust extractor / MOT

Type DW60. DeWalt stopped making these machines in 1997 and does not support them any more. To order new filter(bag or clear bags see addresses below. In Feb 2020 the DeWalt got a new filter installed. A back-up filter and the clear plastic bags are located on the attic above the Miter Saw.


The dust flows through the ventilator/motor. So only suck up dust. Anything bigger will jam or damage the rotor/motor.


The extractor can only(!) be used for plain wood, so:

  1. NO laminated sheets (multiplex, triplex etc)
  2. NO chipboard
  3. NO furniture board
  4. or anything else that contains glue or other chemicals.

DO NOT use this machine for cleaning the floor, nothing else but wood chips should be in the bin.. The wood-chips are to be used in the circular food industry !


  1. check if it needs to be emptied (the bin is translucent now, so that should not be too hard)
  2. check that there is not a lot of buildup in the tube; or bits of wood stuck.
  3. plug it in
  4. control it with the on/of switch on the side
  5. use only for Vandiktebank en Vlakbank, do NOT use it as a giant vacuum cleaner .

Post Use

  1. check that there is not a lot of buildup in the tube; or bits of wood stuck.
  2. unplug it
  3. if 2/3rd full - disconnect the bin and close it properly so the content cannot get contaminated. Refit new Clear Bag.
    Inform the mailing list that a full bin is ready for collection.

deWalt monitor

There is a small NodeDeWalt Wifi monitor attached to the deWalt machine; much the same model as on the GrotePersluchtCompresssor and KleinePersluchtCompressor. It records if the machine is (left) on running or left plugged in during the night when there is no one.


Empty the clear bag once it is about 2/3 full. Any more and it'll be a total mess. And as the engine will now spin in the dust - you may well smoldering chips & and an airflow. Not a fun situation.

Periodically wash the filter bag in a washing machine. Use the rinse option 3 times before starting the wash program. Do not tumble dry. (From experience: Empty washing machine filter after rinsing and washing the filter bag.

There is an extra filter bag!

Spare Parts

You can find the spare parts (Filter bag and Clear bags) in a clear plastic bin (picture will follow) on the attic above the Mitre Saw.

The Clear bags are already there, extra filter bags will follow.

Measurments both bags:
diameter 500 mm.
Plat gemeten 800 mm
Omtrek 1600 mm

Purchase Clear Bags:

link will follow, wiki doesn't accept it somehow.

Purchase Filter Bags:

link will follow, wiki doesn't accept it somehow.

link naar - link die kaal is.

Circular Economy Experiment

Ronald has found a mushroom grower who is very interested in our wood chips. She uses these to improve the soil for her mushrooms (oesterzwammen). As it is part of the food-circle is is important that the wood chips are not contaminated. If a Clear Bag is almost full, please remove and replace it. Close the bin very tightly and shout out (to Ronald) that the bag can be collected. Ronald will take care of the collection...

So, for this reason please restrict the use of the DeWalt extractor to the jointer and the planer. Thank you for your cooperation.

For cleaning the floor please use the Blue Nilfisk vacuum instead. If you are annoyed by the noise of the automatic filter cleaner just turn the main knob one position further….the automatic cleaning will end.