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50mm Cyclone Assembly Instructions

Prelude to Assembling:

It is assumed in these instructions that as a keen woodworker you will be familiar with gluing, construction and the terminology used below.

Many hands make light work, a willing assistant will make assembly easier but is not required for the smaller models but definitely recommended for the 100mm.

For clarity a word about glues, there are 2 glues provided, a specialist plastic glue in the clear bottle and a 2 part branded adhesive. The 2 part adhesive is only used on the joining strip. Once this step is complete glue refers to the specialist plastic glue.

Safety: Please ensure you use the glue in a well ventilated area and please fully read and understand the safety informtion on the glue. Full information on Tensol 12 can be found here: Tensol 12 Safety Data Sheet

Also be aware the machining of the parts can leave sharp edges that can cut you. Sand or file these away if you find any on your kit.

Preparing the kit

After unpacking your Cyclone you should have the pieces shown below. You can start by peeling off all the protective plastic and checking you have all the parts show below which are:

Once you have these parts check all edges for any fluffy machined edges and remove these with a piece of high grit sand paper. The tube ends can often be slightly rough from machining and these are easily sanded smooth. This is not required and is just something you can do if you wish.

Tip: Place the 1 part glue (Tensol 12) provided that is in a small bottle in the fridge before use, this will make it less likely to run when you come to use it.

Making the body

Before doing this next stage decide which side, when looking at the Cyclone the inlet tube will be on and practice bending the cyclone around to see which way gets the inlet on the side you prefer.
Remove the protective layer from the joining strip so to expose the adhesive layer:

Stick one half of the joining strip to one edge of the Cyclone body.

You now need to bend the Cyclone body over to join it to the joining strip. To do this bend the body over past the jointing strip so that the edge without the joining strip on now rest on the inside of the Cyclone body. Now release pressure and allow the body to un-curl and as the edge passed the other edge it will click into place. Ensure that the edges are aligned before allowing the body to click into place. Apply firm pressure from the inside to fully stick the joining strip to the body.