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

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Blog entry by JSB posted 547 days ago 2102 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 - or

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#1 posted 547 days ago

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

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#2 posted 547 days ago

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 - or

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#3 posted 547 days ago

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 546 days ago

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 546 days ago

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 - or

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#6 posted 546 days ago

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 procratination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 546 days ago

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.

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