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03-08-2013 07:00 PM

Dust Collector trash can level indicator. - 26 replies

For the last few days I have been looking at different possibilities to make a dust level sensor in my DC trashcan.I have been looking at many different systems and I found nothing really compelling.All existing system seems to have a problem or the other.I am now thinking about making my own system using one of the two following possibilities:a...

03-07-2013 04:41 PM

Where is the thedude50? - 5 replies

Where is the thedude50?He did post anything in 20 days.

03-04-2013 03:12 PM

Question about the Penn State Industry Cyclone Bin Level Sensor - 2 replies

I am looking at dust bin level sensor for my dust collector.I looked the the Penn State Industries one as it is the least expensive and I like the idea. But I just read on another forum that it does not work with spiral head jointer chips, as the chips are to fluffy, it just keep spinning in the chips, defeating its purpose.Do you have any exper...

03-03-2013 11:39 PM

Home made dust bin level sensor - 10 replies

I looked around for a home made dust collector trash can level sensor. I found few ideas but I am looking for someone who would have in fact built one.This is to install on my CV 1800.I think that I could use a set of garage door sensors that I have but having never built one before some guidance would be welcome. I also concerned that these sen...

03-01-2013 02:27 PM

Which duct tape does not crumble apart after only a few months? - 7 replies

People says that our country was built on freedom and justice and other good and noble ideas. I do not necessarily disagree with that but I personally believe that our country was built on 2×4, duct tape and bailing wire.Talking about duct tape, do you know of one which does not fall into dust after a few years?(This is not for duct I am b...

02-28-2013 11:45 PM

Why Lumberjocks no longer keeps me log in? - 19 replies

Recently, every-time I visit LJ, I have to log again.Why?

02-23-2013 05:10 PM

How is the wheather where you are? - 54 replies

Here in Sal Lake City Utah USA, we are in the middle of a blizzard.If the snow keeps falling at the rate we will have a foot of snow or more by tonight Who is going to answer “nice and sunny’ ?There are LJs down under, no?

02-22-2013 01:52 PM

For the last three days I have trying to locate ATSM-2729 S&D 6" in SLC Utah without in luck so far - 24 replies

For the last three days I have trying to locate ATSM-2729 S&D 6” in SLC Utah without in luck so far.Any idea where I can find that here in SLC Utah?I have called several plumbing supply and irrigation companies. All those I talked to carry the heavy and expensive stuff, but not the thin wall.One carry thin walled tubing but it is the t...

02-18-2013 02:13 PM

Installing aluminum tape inside PVC pipes? - 21 replies

I read of some people who use PVC for DC duct installing aluminum tape inside the pipes.How do you do that?Would a bare copper wire or even bailing wire achieve the same thing, be cheaper and easier to install?Thank you.Bertrand

02-16-2013 07:25 PM

It sure looks very good. For $119.00 on sale it even looks better! - 77 replies

At my favorite store: Harbor Freight.It looks fantastic!Item : 69684I already have a double compound miter saw , if not this one would immediately be mine. Certainly no one can beat the price, $119.99 on sale next week.I had HF sliding miter saws in the past and they were working very well.

02-15-2013 09:51 PM

A Clear View dust collector installation - 223 replies

I took the day off work to install my Clear View Dust collector. About 4 hours later it is running. (I did everything alone) My shop This is the lean against roof that I built last year all around my shop to store my lumber, where I am going to install the Clear View. I made and I installed the support bracket. I used 6×3/8...

02-14-2013 11:02 PM

Could this be the best way to clean your cartridge filter? - 4 replies

Many of you now know that I bought a used Clear View dust collector. The cartridge air cleaner were pretty dirty. I would have normally used compressed air to clean them. Tonight I used my leaf blower to clean them . It worked extremely well. The leaf blower give a high volume and low pressure , exactly what you want to clean the cartridges. The...

02-14-2013 02:48 PM

Installing a 5HP Clear View Cyclone - 52 replies

OK, so I went to pick up the Clear View last night.It it six years old but it has only been used for about two years.The filters look like they have never been clean.Now I need to find a place to install it.Because of the noise it generates ( this thing is LOUD) and because of the room it takes, I really want to install it outside under my lean ...

02-13-2013 06:22 PM

The "total make over" HF Dust Collector for sale - 10 replies

I just bought a Clear View cyclone.I am selling my “total make over” HF Dust collector.I ask $250.00 for it.It has a Thien separator in the trash can and a wok under the filter.It is only about two years old.It is located in SLC Utah.

02-13-2013 06:00 PM

What would be fair price for my existing Dust Collector? - 5 replies

What would be fair price for my souped up HF dust collector?It is only about two years old.There is Thien separator inside the trash can and wok under the filter.It works very well.

02-13-2013 02:37 PM

Is this a good price? $750 for a 5HP Clear View cyclone. - 24 replies

This morning in my local classified there is this 5HP Clear View cyclone complete with two HEPA filters and hoses for $750.00.I think that 5HP is just too big from my shop.As most of you know I have been looking at cyclones quite seriously lately. This still is quite bit of money.I am hesitating investing still more money in my hobby but this s...

02-11-2013 02:03 PM

What is your reaction and conclusion after reading FWW article on dust cyclones and Thien separator? - 9 replies

What is your reaction and your conclusion after reading FWW article on dust cyclones and Thien separator?

02-01-2013 03:13 PM

SHOP FOX W1707-17" Bandsaw, what is your experience with it? - 6 replies

Looking for something else on the Internet, I saw one of this new SHOP FOX W1707 band saw for around $1100.00 with shipping.Now I am tempted (this hardly more money that LumberJoe paid for his 14” Craftsman) but I do not find any review for it except Amazon.Do you have one?Do you like it?Thank you.Bertrand

01-31-2013 10:53 PM

Where do you install your blade on your band saw? - 26 replies

I always install my blade in the center of the tire on my band saw but last night I was watching a video and the presentator insisted that the blade should be installed at the very front of the tire. What do you prefer?Why?Bertrand

01-22-2013 07:55 PM

3 or 4 speed rotary or chain selector switch - 2 replies

As some of you know I just built a shop air cleaner using a 4 speed furnace blower. I thought that is would be easy to find a simple rotary speed selector switch to control the blower speeds. I was very wrong.I looked in the Internet, Mc Master, Grainger, Amazon and my local hardware stores, I cannot locate one of this switch.I ordered on Amazon...

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