I received my HF 2hp DC a couple days ago, and resisting the urge to start the mods right away, I assembled it 100% as is stated n the manual. This way, I can get a good baseline as to how it performs from the factory and how well my mods work to improve it’s performance.
I will be looking at the improvements in a few different ways: #1- Fine Dust Collection: How well it collects fine dust and particles vs letting them pass through the filter and into the air in the shop #2- DC Efficiency: How much dust and debris is collected in the collection bag vs the filter #3- Separator efficiency: How much dust and debris is collected in the separator vs how much passes to the collector #4-Noise-How much more or less noise the system generates after modifications #5-Cost- How much each modification would cost the average person if they were to purchase the materials used in each upgrade #6-Overall performance gain or losss- This will be somewhat subjective and based on my opinion to some degree. But basically an overall judgement of how much performance each upgrade has netted or cost the system.
I am looking for a reliable way to measure the flow of the system so I can give an accurate reading as to how each modification effects the air-flow. I will include this as soon as I find a solution or someone makes a suggestion.
I’m hoping to gather all the information needed for someone who wants to maybe get a bit more performance from their collector without spending a ton of money or upgrading to a larger collector.
If anyone has suggestions for modifications, please post them in the comments. I’d love to hear them and any I like, I’ll most likely try and report back with the results.
Thanks for reading!