Building the Shop #22: HF Mobile base, Shop Vac and New Laguna

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Blog entry by Lance posted 12-31-2011 03:13 AM 3593 reads 1 time favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 21: Mallet made of scraps / Laguna BS Update Part 22 of Building the Shop series Part 23: Video Update »

After deciding to mount my DC on the wall and run ducting to all my tools i’ve done a complete 360, the HF is back on wheels!!!

Since I’m wanting the Tempest 3.5 hp Cyclone down the road i’ve completely stopped with my DC plans. In the meantime I decided to make a mobile base you see everyone doing on here. I should have done this the first time around, shop clean up was a breeze with it on wheels again. Now I’m able to connect it to each tool again!

I also returned a bunch of tools my wife got me for Christmas since I just recently purchased the Laguna 14” SUV Band Saw 6 days before Christmas (it’s an early B-day & 1 year wedding anniversary gift, March 25th – I have the BEST WIFE EVER!!!) . While I was at HD returning items I walked into a killer deal on a Ridgid shop vac, 16 gallons, 5 hp wet/dry – $49!! Had to get it!

Band saw will be here Tuesday afternoon with the Mobile Base, Driftmaster Fence, Resaw King blade, 1/4” & 1/2” Proforce blades, I can’t wait to make some dust re-sawing some lumber!!!!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 04:41 AM

Congrats on the laguna bandsaw. Definitely should be easy making resale dust.

I’ve followed your posts about the HF dust collector and preseparator and I gotta say that though it’s not the best or most powerful DC, it sure works well for the price. I’ve plumbed my small basement shop with 4” S&D pipe with 7 blast gates and it works really well, only one tool at a time. I don’t have a preseparator yet but it works great at the planer, jointer, and table saw with no clogging. I just ordered the wynn nano filter and plan to eventually add a preseparator. I think any preseparator will lower the efficiency, however the upgraded filter should make up for the drop. A cyclone would definitely be top notch but for the price and my small work environment, I think the cheapo HF unit with a $10 x-mas remote light switch will do for now.

You definitely have a great wife, enjoy the new laguna bandsaw

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