Modified HF Dust Collector Build #5: Video 5 of 6: Electrical

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Blog entry by JSB posted 02-22-2013 05:50 PM 2701 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I bought a HF 2HP dust collector to modify into a thein baffle style dust collection.

Modifying the electrical in this video.

-- Jay -

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#1 posted 02-22-2013 06:46 PM

Jay, would not the cord for the hardwired switch pose a possible trip hazard?

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 06:59 PM

Yes and no. I will trip over the DC hose first! At any time during any project you can see an extension cord in the floor of my shop. It may not work for everyone but it works for me. Thanks for watching and thanks for the input. Have a good day :)

-- Jay -

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 07:59 PM

Very well done. You do exceptional at explaining your work.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 11:26 PM

Jay thanks for posting this. I have a small work area and need more dust collection, my 1hp is not cutting it. I like how you compacted the unit. I also agree you’ll trip over the hose before the wire. Been there done that.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 12:20 AM

Thanks for the kind words. We will have to wait untill next weekend for the remainder of this series. I was supposed to get my hoses today. FedEx just updated the arrival date to the 26th :(

-- Jay -

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 12:59 AM

A very good explanation of your rewiring. Glad that no “magic smoke” was released!!!

Bummer on the hose/accessory delivery!
It’s like having the rug pulled out from under you!!!
All good things, in due time.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 01:28 PM

Your “poor mans remote”, is a very simple, and good idea. That switch is so much better than that plastic crappy switch they put on these dc’s from the factory.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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