Cyclonic Separator 5 Gallon Steel Pail


  • Includes 5 gallon steel pail with Cyclonic Separator Lid 

  • Ready to go with 4 ft and 8 ft of vacuum hose

  • Ports are suitable for standard 2-1/2″ Shop Vacuum Hose

  • Adapters are made of durable high strength PETG Plastic

  • Latches with safety catch firmly hold lid on

  • Works with most shop vacuums with 2-1/2″ hose

  • Suitable for sand, gravel, mud, and most solids and liquids

  • Do not use with flammable or volatile liquids


1 in stock (can be backordered)


This Cyclonic Separator 5 gallon Steel Pail is the most durable cyclonic separator available.

Made of high strength steel, this cyclonic separator 5 gallon steel pail is light weight, portable and very easy to use. Just attach to your vacuum with the supplied hose and it is ready to go.   Attach the other 8 foot vacuum hose to the inlet port and it works like a standard vacuum.

Cyclonic Separator 5 Gallon Steel Pail


Should you be interested in a plastic bucket instead check out our Cyclonic Separator Plastic Bucket Gamma Lid.

Works with most shop vacuums

The best thing about the Cyclonic Separator is the universal ports that any standard 2-1/2″ OD shop vacuum hose will easily attach to.  Try our Low Loss Vacuum Hose.   It will increase the performance of you shop vacuum by 20% over standard shop vacuum hose.

Cyclonic Separator 5 Gallon Steel Pail shown inline with a 16 gallon Ridgid WD19560 shop vacuum.


Cyclonic Separator Lid with easy to replace ports

The inlet and outlet cyclonic ports are interchangeable and easy to replace. As a result, this makes the cyclonic separator pail easy to use and easy to fix.

Underside of 5 gallon steel pail cyclonic separator lid


The inlet and outlet ports are Interchangeable

As a result of good engineering, the Cyclonic Separator is universal and easy to use.   Therefore, just hook your vacuum to either port, they are both exactly the same.  Use standard 2-1/2″ hose, it plugs right into these ports.

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Cat 6 Tools cyclonic separator 5 gallon steel pail lid top showing inlet and outlet ports. Both ports are interchangeable as inlet or outlet.


This safety latch is easy to open.

The Cat 6 Tools Cyclonic Separator 5 Gallon Steel Pail design allows for fast easy lid opening with a safety latch.  Because of the safety catch,  the lid won’t open until you need it.  Consequently, open this lid as many times as you need, it is quick and easy.


High strength lid latch with safety catch. This latch stays shut and opens easily. It’s the perfect latch for steel pail or drum lids that need to be repeatedly opened.


Comes with  (4 ft and 8 ft) of low loss vacuum hose

Cat 6 Tools keeps its eye on performance, therefore we provide 4 feet of low loss 2″ vacuum hose to hook to your shop vacuum. In addition, the unit comes with 8 feet of the same hose so you are ready to go.   As a result of engineering design this hose is a direct replacement for standard 2-1/2 inch shop vacuum hose. In addition, we keep the length as short as feasible to increase performance.  Because the ID of standard hose is actually 2″ and is made of thin wall high loss spirals that restrict air flow.

Because Cat 6 Tools uses low loss hose this provides 20% more airflow to your shop vacuum.  Should you want beef up your shop vacuum,  chuck your standard shop vacuum hose and get 8 to 10 feet of low loss hose to replace your standard shop vacuum hose.  What is even better, this hose comes with two hard hose cuffs that are made to fit the inlet and outlet of the cyclonic separator.  But don’t worry, yes, they will also fit your shop vacuum inlet port.

2-inch low loss commercial grade vacuum hose with hard hose cuffs. Fits any Shop Vacuum 2-1/2″ hose fitting. 2″ ID smooth bore, 2-1/2″ OD


Commercial Grade Low Loss Vacuum Hose with smooth borer 2-1/2′ OD, 2″ ID. Direct replacement for standard 2-1/2″ shop vacuum hose.

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Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 18 in


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