I have been using the Maslow for a few months now. The biggest challenge for me was the z axis and dust control.
My Z axis upgrade was inspired by @Onelonedork. I have purchased a 100mm stroke actuator from banggood. I had to do some machine milling to shorted the actuator to about 70mm, This is because it needs to fit into the enclosure I built for dust control.
This enclosure looks over kill, but all the rest of the dust that escape from the source stays in there. I also have a chinese knockoffs dust deputy in between ( this chinese knockoff one works better then the officially one, I have both of them)
I love that you built a full enclosure! We are going to have our Maslow in a large shop with low concrete ceilings and limited ventilation, so I’m worried about both dust and noise, particularly if we start cutting aluminum. I have been thinking about an enclosure as well.
I may just go with some sort of curtain arrangement to keep cost and space reasonable. I haven’t thought much about it beyond some sort of curtain arrangement - likely translucent vinyl of the shower curtain liner variety. More to keep the dust missed by the collector contained than making a hermetically sealed vacuum chamber.
Yes! It reduce down the noise by a lot! i dont even have to use my ear plugs when its operating. Also I have been start using the maslow to cut aluminum too, It works pretty good except it scratch up the surface a little bit.
I have the weapons-grade Chinesium one and I’m surprised to hear it actually performs better. @Johnny5 - are you using the same vacuum on both? I assumed the knock-off was simply a clone of the Dust Deputy.
I haven’t set up my dust collector or Maslow frame yet as I’m working on my own little Tennessee Valley Authority Project in my basement to ensure max dryness for the spring thaw. I will be able to get the workshop setup going after that’s finished - hopefully next weekend. All that to say I have no experience with either cyclone yet.