There is a way of getting your abrasive back. In order to make that possible, you need a gadget that is well worth the money: it’s called a reclaimer or dust separator. This piece of equipment is installed between your cabinet and your dust collector and spins out any usable abrasive into a container before the rest of the dust actually goes out into the dust collector. Since we all pay good money for our abrasives, it is nice to be able to re-coop some of it.
These are smaller, inexpensive, and separate units you can obtain versus other systems that have the dust collector and reclaimer as one unit attached to your cabinet. Separate reclaim units sell from $50 to $200, while the attached units are figured into the price of the whole system, without necessarily being given a separate value.
—Ruth Dobbins, Professional Glass Consultants
Read more about dust collectors for your sandcarving system in this July ’18 issue from A&E.