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Dust Collection #1: My New Dust Collection System

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Blog entry by Jerry posted 04-09-2015 02:05 AM 2111 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Okay, first picture is the new HF 2HP dust collector, it was on sale, I had a 20% off coupon, when I didn’t want to give my phone number, he offered a free 2 year protection package and an additional discount. I walked out of there with this for $125.00.

Second third and fourth picture show the Thien baffle I made for it. I just held it place from the sides with some drywall screws.


Fifth picture shows it with the bag on

Sixth picture shows the main vacuum tube running up to the 4” sewer pipe

Seventh picture shows one of the down tubes with blast gate.

I used 6 pieces of 4” pipe total, together with 3 T fittings and 4 elbow fittings, I spent $103.00 on that part.

Additionally I bought the HF dust collector accessory kit with a 20% off coupon also, spent $41.00 for that.

Last I had to buy two additional blast gates for about $10.00

So, total outlay for the whole system, $279.00

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/



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GFactor

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#1 posted 04-09-2015 02:23 AM

$125 ? ! ? ! ? ! Holy Crap, Nicely Done! The employees at my local Harbor Freight are never that generous, or helpful, or even attempt to let me think,I am getting a better deal.

-- To Steal Ideas From One Person is Plagiarism; to Steal From Many is Research…

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#2 posted 04-09-2015 03:14 AM

jerry jerry jerry….....you smoked it,,,im glad you got a great deal, you will be very happy with this new system, nothing like having your dust sucked away and not in the shop….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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playingwithmywood

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#3 posted 04-09-2015 04:15 AM

the next upgrade should be this

http://wynnenv.com/woodworking-filters/

this will increase airflow while making the air much safer then the the filter bag that came with the dust colllector

plus it makes the dust collector quieter

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Roger

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#4 posted 04-09-2015 11:46 AM

Sounds and looks fantastic Jerry. You did gr8 on that price. I know Easter Sunday, HF had a 25% off coupon. Their coupons are in just about every magazine now, and sometimes there is a 25% in the mix. OH, and plus1 to playingwithmywood’s link. That’s on my shopping list as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 04-09-2015 12:03 PM

You’ll be happy with that unit Jerry, I’ve had mine for several years now and still going strong, using it on a daily basis.

As for as upgrades, I was lucky enough to stick mine outside of my shop in it’s on closet I constructed especially for it, so every thing is sucked outside of my shop, I just simply empty the bag once it’s full.

Oh one thing you might want to do, remove the factory cross bracing inside the intake to alow larger object to pass through, I on occasion would sometimes suck up a paper towel and it would catch on that guard, I’d have to removed the hose then pull out the blockage by removing that cross piece that solved that problem.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 04-09-2015 02:57 PM

Way to go Jerry!

Let us know how you think the Thein plate works out. I put one in my Grizzly single stage (with filter cartridge) to help keep the filter pleats from gunking up. It’s far from 100%, but does seem to help some.

Don’t go crazy trying to clean the bag… they filter finer particles once they have “seasoned” (become coated with a layer of dust on the inside)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#7 posted 04-09-2015 04:21 PM



$125 ? ! ? ! ? ! Holy Crap, Nicely Done! The employees at my local Harbor Freight are never that generous, or helpful, or even attempt to let me think,I am getting a better deal.

- GFactor

Very lucky I was, I think he was new…

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#8 posted 04-09-2015 04:22 PM



jerry jerry jerry….....you smoked it,,,im glad you got a great deal, you will be very happy with this new system, nothing like having your dust sucked away and not in the shop….

- grizzman

So far it’s great, best thing is it’s quieter than I thought it would be.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#9 posted 04-09-2015 04:22 PM

Wow. Last time I was in HF (Macon, GA) the guy ahead of me didn’t want to give his phone number. The clerk called the manager who told her to “Code it as a cash sale”. She punched a few buttons and in less than 2 minutes finished his transaction. They didn’t try very hard to press the guy for his number, and there was No discount offered .
.
Oh, by the way… YOU SUCK :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Jerry

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#10 posted 04-09-2015 04:23 PM



the next upgrade should be this

http://wynnenv.com/woodworking-filters/

this will increase airflow while making the air much safer then the the filter bag that came with the dust colllector

plus it makes the dust collector quieter

- playingwithmywood

It’s on my list, but at $175.00, it’s going to have to wait for awhile.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#11 posted 04-09-2015 04:24 PM



Sounds and looks fantastic Jerry. You did gr8 on that price. I know Easter Sunday, HF had a 25% off coupon. Their coupons are in just about every magazine now, and sometimes there is a 25% in the mix. OH, and plus1 to playingwithmywood s link. That s on my shopping list as well.

- Roger

Yeah, that filter is the bomb. Thanks Roger :-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#12 posted 04-09-2015 04:25 PM



You ll be happy with that unit Jerry, I ve had mine for several years now and still going strong, using it on a daily basis.

As for as upgrades, I was lucky enough to stick mine outside of my shop in it s on closet I constructed especially for it, so every thing is sucked outside of my shop, I just simply empty the bag once it s full.

Oh one thing you might want to do, remove the factory cross bracing inside the intake to alow larger object to pass through, I on occasion would sometimes suck up a paper towel and it would catch on that guard, I d have to removed the hose then pull out the blockage by removing that cross piece that solved that problem.

- Blackie_

Thanks for the advice on that cross brace, I wanted to put mine outside, but I wanted to get it up and running sooner rather than later, but the outside thing is also on my to do list.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#13 posted 04-09-2015 04:26 PM



Way to go Jerry!

Let us know how you think the Thein plate works out. I put one in my Grizzly single stage (with filter cartridge) to help keep the filter pleats from gunking up. It s far from 100%, but does seem to help some.

Don t go crazy trying to clean the bag… they filter finer particles once they have “seasoned” (become coated with a layer of dust on the inside)

- Mainiac Matt

Thanks for the advice Matt, so far the Thien baffle is working fantastic.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#14 posted 04-09-2015 04:28 PM



Wow. Last time I was in HF (Macon, GA) the guy ahead of me didn t want to give his phone number. The clerk called the manager who told her to “Code it as a cash sale”. She punched a few buttons and in less than 2 minutes finished his transaction. They didn t try very hard to press the guy for his number, and there was No discount offered .
.
Oh, by the way… YOU SUCK :-)

- JoeinGa

That whole big brother data gathering thing is really annoying to me. Usually when they ask me for my phone, I just tell them I don’t have one, that I prefer to communicate telepathically, and then I stare at them really hard and say “Can you hear me now?”

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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GFactor

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#15 posted 04-09-2015 04:53 PM

You can also give them an email address to satisfy them. One good thing about giving them one is if and when any item breaks, no need for a receipt as they have your life history at the click of a button. I created a free gmail email to only use for such locations (Depot, Lowes, etc). If I feel the need for a new toy, or if I am headed to one of the stores, I go through that email as it is always full of coupons, random offers and never has any actual personal emails, just junk.

Cheers

-- To Steal Ideas From One Person is Plagiarism; to Steal From Many is Research…

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