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Sears Craftsman Dust Collector Refurb

07-20-2014 11:57 AM by SirFatty | 5 comments »

Last summer I acquired a Sears Craftsman dust collector (113.299780) at auction for $50. It had been stored in a barn for quite some time (and it showed). Lots of rust, dust and other debris and possibly some animals living inside. But it did work, so the purchase was made. It sat in the garage for a year, until a couple weekends ago the work to clean it up began. The simplest way to attack the rust was to sand all the surfaces with 150 grit sandpaper. To get started, the thing was completely disassembled. Then the work began… all surfaces were completely sanded down, removing not only the rust, but at times the paint as well. Wi...

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