A dust collector should be one of the first major purchases for any woodworking shop. Not only do they help keep things clean and tidy, they also protect your lungs from harmful airborne dust. A dust collector is only as good as it's filter, and as filters fill up with dust it reduces airflow and efficiency. One way to reduce this is to create a chip separating baffle, which collects most of the debris in a trash can before it reaches the filter. This instructable will show how I created a chip separator for my dust collector.