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How I Do It: Dust Collection

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Blog entry by DavidH posted 11-08-2010 07:53 AM 3579 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first in a series of on going posts that will describe how I accomplish a given woodworking technique, task or problem. With every woodworking task there are tens of dozens of ways to approach them. This is just my way…

I picked up a 2 HP dust collector on sale from Harbor Freight early this year. I can’t say anything bad about it as this point, it went together as instructed and has worked flawlessly every time I turn it on. I had a dedicated 110v/20amp circuit installed for it and hooked it up through a Rockler remote controlled switch. The configuration is very straight forward: Continue Reading...

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)



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#1 posted 11-08-2010 08:49 AM

Love your router table !

I’d recommend you consider purchasing a Wynn Environmental 35A cartridge filter, for your HF DC.

MUCH better dust capture AND improved air flow.

+/- a hundred bucks !

-- -- Neil

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#2 posted 11-08-2010 03:41 PM

I really need to get something like this going in my shop. I was laying in bed last night, snot going everywhere, and coughing like I been smoking for years. Something like this would have to help out with all that. Plus it will help me keep the shop cleaner (I know I sweep at least once an hour… lol)

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#3 posted 11-08-2010 04:47 PM

Dan:

Until you DO get some ‘proper’ dust collection going, there’s no reason to be breathing it in.

A 3M 7500 respirator with
both organic vapor cartridges AND P100 dust cartridges is comfortable, effective, and reasonably cheap.

In fact—though I have my HF DC and a JDS air filtration unit—I still use my respirator for the major dust cloud making work.

Makes a HUGE difference !

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 11-08-2010 08:20 PM

Thanks Neil… I keep some general masks in the shop all the time. The only problem is I forget about them until it is to late most the time…lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 11-09-2010 02:26 AM

Neil, thanks for the link, i was only aware of the penn state retro fit, now I have an option.

-- David - Houston, Texas. (http://www.justsquareenough.com/)

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