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newwoodbutcher

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09-13-2017 09:26 PM

Anyone have one of these? Seems like a great Idea, if it works.

-- Ken


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retfr8flyr

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#1 posted 09-14-2017 04:28 AM

I have one on order, so I hope it works as advertised.

-- Earl

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#2 posted 09-14-2017 04:42 AM

I would appreciate your review/evaluation

-- Ken

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#3 posted 09-14-2017 05:33 AM

It will be a while, I am making my Jet DC a 2 stage system with an Oneida SDD setup. I am gathering all the parts now and then I have to build it. I will post when I get it done and try it out.

-- Earl

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#4 posted 09-14-2017 11:24 AM

I looked at the sentry but ended up building one for a third the price and it’s been flawless so far
Here’s a link to it

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/234145

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#5 posted 09-14-2017 12:16 PM

When I bought the Oneida V-3000 a year and a half ago I included the IR dust bin detector. So far it has worked as advertised. The flashing red light lets me know that it is time to empty the 30 gallon drum. It always surprises me how fast that drum fills up. On the other hand Oneida’s drum liner that is supposed to allow you to use garbage bags inside of the drum is a piece of junk. It is quite heavy plastic that you bend in a circle and fasten with some little plastic buttons. You spread a disposable plastic (30 gallon) bag in the drum and then slide this retainer sleeve down into the drum. Well, in my experience this heavy plastic retainer piece kept collapsing and set off the alarm before the drum was full. So, IR detector yes, drum liner heck no.

-- Randy, Central MN

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#6 posted 09-14-2017 02:10 PM

Yep, I had one and used it for several years. Worked great and saved me many times from overfilling the bin.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#7 posted 09-14-2017 08:58 PM



When I bought the Oneida V-3000 a year and a half ago I included the IR dust bin detector. So far it has worked as advertised. The flashing red light lets me know that it is time to empty the 30 gallon drum. It always surprises me how fast that drum fills up. On the other hand Oneida s drum liner that is supposed to allow you to use garbage bags inside of the drum is a piece of junk. It is quite heavy plastic that you bend in a circle and fasten with some little plastic buttons. You spread a disposable plastic (30 gallon) bag in the drum and then slide this retainer sleeve down into the drum. Well, in my experience this heavy plastic retainer piece kept collapsing and set off the alarm before the drum was full. So, IR detector yes, drum liner heck no.

- revanson11

Weird! I have the same drum liner in the 35g drum and mine has yet to collapse. Is yours an older style that doesn’t screw together on the ends? Mine would have to actually break in order to collapse in.

-- It all seems like a good idea at some point...

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#8 posted 09-15-2017 11:11 PM

Ken, I have this sensor and it works. You do have to locate it where it is visible and look at it periodically while using any attached machine. It seems that the planer fills the drum the fastest with the jointer a close second.

-- Art

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#9 posted 09-16-2017 12:53 AM

Great! thank you all for your responses and good news. My DC is not in my shop but the garage next door So I don’t even see it very often. After having plugged up the pipes and system a few times, I’ll have this item on my Christmas/birthday/??? list

-- Ken

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#10 posted 09-16-2017 12:54 AM

Great! thank you all for your responses and good news. My DC is not in my shop but the garage next door So I don’t even see it very often. After having plugged up the pipes and system a few times, I’ll have this item on my Christmas/birthday/??? list

-- Ken

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