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Blog entry by ScottN posted 03-16-2011 02:53 PM 1368 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

every year I try and make some kind of an improvement in my shop. This year its going to be a new dust collection system.

This is the system I have now which is a harbor freight 2hp collector,just modified a bit.


I’m planning on installing the new system on this wall

After moving everything out of the way and taking down some of the electrical conduit, I started taping the wall and getting ready to paint.

I’ll pick up the primer and paint today. I’m thinking of maybe going with a light tan color.

My new dust collector is the CV max from clearvue. I’m hoping it gets here by Friday.

I’ll keep posting my progress, if someone has an idea or some kind of helpful info feel free to chime in. Thanks

-- New Auburn,WI



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#1 posted 03-16-2011 03:43 PM

When I first saw that rig, I thought it started life as a HF single bagger. Why add the second inlet ring / bag? Does it offer any advantage?

Congrats on the ClearVue. I have heard nothing but good on those…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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rsladdwoodworks

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#2 posted 03-16-2011 04:38 PM

what are you going to do with the old one

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#3 posted 03-17-2011 04:40 AM

I added the second bag because I wanted to use plastic bags for the sawdust and double the capacity. when I was in full production I would only have to change the bags once a day. There’s a reason they call these dust pumps. I had a lot fine dust all over my shop. My next improvement was going from the 30 micron bags to 5 micron bags. I still have fine dust all over my shop but just not as much. I think a lot of it has to do with my wide belt sander, the dust collector doesn’t have enough cfm to get all the sanding dust.

Once I have my new system hooked up, my old system will be going on eBay or Craigslist.

-- New Auburn,WI

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#4 posted 03-17-2011 04:43 AM

I didn’t work in the shop today, I had a couple of meetings I had to attend. :(

-- New Auburn,WI

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#5 posted 03-17-2011 05:02 AM

Looks good looking up the dc right now

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#6 posted 03-17-2011 03:06 PM

therookie…what you see in the pics is the system I have now, and I’m replacing it with the CV max from clearvue.

-- New Auburn,WI

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#7 posted 03-18-2011 01:55 AM

I was able to get the painting done today.:)
Looks like my new dust collector wont get here until monday. :(

-- New Auburn,WI

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#8 posted 03-22-2011 02:21 PM

My new dust collector came UPS yesterday. :D

The driver carried all 3 boxes down my 800’ long driveway because he didn’t want to take a chance of getting stuck in the driveway. He said he was a little paranoid from being stuck in another driveway earlier that day.

I think I opened Pandora’s box with ordering the new dust collector. I decided to redo my whole shop and paint all the walls and add cabinets for storage. I need to get more organized. I’m also rearranging some of my stationary tools as well.

I’m hoping to get started putting the dust collector together by the end of the week.

-- New Auburn,WI

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