This is the Mullet high-speed cyclone dust collector, a separator accessory that works with most shop vacuums.
The Mullet dust separator has a unique design and numerous benefits over many competing models.
To start, dust separators like this are optional but helpful add-ons that help to keep your shop vacuum filter clean. This lets the motor operate at higher efficiency, as woodworking dust can quickly clog filters and reduce suction performance.
Its cyclone and easy-empty collection bin form a one-piece construction, creating an airtight system.
Collected dust and debris enter the cyclone and drop into the dump bin, with mostly clean air passing up and through to the shop vacuum.
According to Mullet, 3rd party testing showed that 99% of material is captured by the Mullet. They also saw that the Mullet had faster air speeds, reduced pressure drop, and greater static pressure (suction power) compared to a more traditionally designed setup, thanks to tis single-piece construction.
Mullet says that their dust separate fits “virtually all wet dry shop vacuums on the market.”
The Mullet connects to most shop vacuums out of the box. They have a “will it fit?” page on their website with examples of what’s needed to fit the Mullet to outlier examples.
If need be, they encourage you to talk to Gus. Some shop vacuums have angled inlets, in which case Mullet Tools can send you a free 3D printed adapter.
Even in the Amazon questions and answers section, a Mullet Tools rep encourages customers to talk to Gus ([email protected]), to sort out any compatibility issues.
The Mullet connects to shop vacuums via a rigid PVC connection, which the company says allows the dust separator and vacuum to be “yanked around in unison.”
Mullet Tools says theirs is “the new top dust collector.” It’s definitely different, and it looks like it could one-up many other brands’ multi-component cyclone and separator attachments.
The walls are thick, not just for durability, but for holding up to the high suction of powerful vacuums.
If you’re worried about durability, Mullet says they designed their dust collection separator to withstand “being tossed in the back of a truck after a long day of sanding floors” or “being bumped into a table saw as you’re carrying a slab of 8/4 walnut.
Many of its unique design features do look to eliminate common issues and frustrations. What do you think?
Price: $250 (direct) $280 (retailers)
COO: Made in USA