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Blog entry by PCTNWV posted 572 days ago 1406 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a Steel City Dust Collector that I have love. I have upgraded the filter with at JDS unit and I only had one complaint, how hard it was to keep the larger particles out of the filter. Having read the blogs on the new Jet Cone and the alternative solutions (Wok and pan method) I was excited to hear (from another posting) that Jet was now selling their cone and bracket as parts. I quickly ordered them and they arrived this week. The bracket was not quite long enough to reach across my unit so I improvised with a piece of steel from Lowes and I used the bracket just to sturdy things up. A few measurements and bolts (secured w/ lock washers and blue thread locker) the cone was installed. I cleaned out the filter before re-assembly and gave it a test run. So far so good, the chips from the joiner and planner stay in the bag and did not get up into the filter. I do not notice any reduction in suction and everything seems to be working great…. After some use I will provide an update but at this point I am very happy with the upgrade…. See the pics provided. the cable ties are there just to secure the Jet bracket to the piece of steel from Lowes.

-- Troy, Virginia



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ichbinpete

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#1 posted 572 days ago

can you post a link to the jet replacement parts site for these components? I thought i had it, but can’t find it now. Also, can you measure the bracket? I have a PM DC that I want to put these on

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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PCTNWV

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#2 posted 572 days ago

https://parts.jettools.com/SearchResults.aspx?s=DC1100-47 is the part number search (should give you the bracket as well). Distance between screw holes on the bracket is 11 1/2 inches.

Even if the bracket does not work the piece of steel from Lowes (sure other places carry it) is pretty easy to bend and drill some holes to accommodate.

-- Troy, Virginia

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Scott C.

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#3 posted 565 days ago

I’ve seen other people do a thein baffle with this type of setup. I wonder how this would compare?

-- measure twice, cut once, swear and start over.

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PCTNWV

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#4 posted 564 days ago

Iggnew, I have not used that setup but imagine it would perform in a similar fashion based on what I have seen.

-- Troy, Virginia

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PCTNWV

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#5 posted 564 days ago

Update: After more usage I am still very happy with the overall performance. I pulled the filter and found it continues to do a great job of keeping the larger particles in the lower bag. The last test was to vacuum up a bunch of shavings from some large forstner bit holes I had to drill (1 3/8 in diameter, 2 1/4 deep in pine). None of those made it into the upper filter (a very different situation from what I have found in the past).

-- Troy, Virginia

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