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Bridgewood dust collector for sale

11-26-2014 03:09 PM by Bob A in NJ | 0 comments »

Hi all. This is still available in Somerset, NJ this Saturday between 1:30 and 4:00. 2 HP runs on either 110 or 220 volts. Lots of fittings, blast gates, hoses, trash can for two stage action. New, all this would cost between $500 and $600. This equipment is in excellent condition. Blow out price of $200

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #20: Dust Collection Finally Up and Running!

11-13-2014 06:35 PM by Paul Bucalo | 6 comments »

A couple of weeks ago I ordered a 2-1/2” universal port that I had hoped to use on the backside of the Delta 36-510 Bench Saw. With that beast being parked indefinitely due to a bad armature bearing, I can now use it for it’s original intent: a dust collection port for the yet-to-be-finished base for the Skilsaw 3410-02 that I started over a month ago. Along with the port I ordered a 10’ length of wire reinforced 2-1/2” dust collection hose. The hose was suppose to be ...

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Workshop #2: Building out some equipment and creating space

10-28-2014 07:05 PM by JHAstrello | 0 comments »

Well, since my first posting, I have remained fairly busy with both the shop – and other activities. On the shop front, I have reworked my layout plan (design), and have basically figured out where most of the goodies will go, at least initially. Having said that, I know have to do the thing that is tough for me, and many of us. I have to get rid of some things. Here we go. As you can see from my earlier post, there is a massive workbench (previous owners wife used it to make stained...

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On the Workbench #1: Building a Crib

10-09-2014 06:46 AM by ontheworkbench | 0 comments »

I am currently expecting my first child (a daughter), and decided that I could build a better crib than most that I saw in the baby stores. This has been a challenging project so far (but it will be built to last). In shaping the legs I put together a quick tip for how to manage dust collection. More details to come as the project progresses.

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Dust Collection Update

09-28-2014 04:54 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 18 comments »

It was one year ago that I converted my single stage dust collector into a two stage system. In this video I share the final tweaks and changes to my dust collection system. Find out some of the things I did that worked, and did not work, as I modified my dust collector. I hope that by sharing my experience, others will find it helpful as they make decisions for their own dust collection system. Your friend in the shop, Todd A. Clippinger Share the Love-Share the Knowledge ...

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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, ...

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Dust Collector Testing and Upgrade #2: Dust Collector Upgrade - Pt 2 - Complete System Rebuild

06-29-2014 11:21 PM by Guy Dunlap | 8 comments »

After doing a complete rebuild of the system with the HEPA filter from Wynn Environmental, I run it through the same battery of tests I did in Part 1. This resulted in a 257% increase in cfm! The results are truly fantastic. If you have any questions on this build of the system, please leave a comment or PM me, as I truly welcome your questions and comments.. Thanks for watching!

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Dust Collection #3: Table Saw - Rigid 3650

05-20-2014 03:34 AM by J Azuma | 3 comments »

This guy has been an ongoing battle for a while and I motivated again today to improve it. I had closed in the open contractor frame with a bunch of plywood screwed into place (not caulked or sealed), a slotted plate closed up the back, and I hooked up a shop vac to the port on the arbor assembly. I feel that this collected about 95% of the dust. My problem was that the remaining 5% was being shot out from the blade right into my face. A great article in Fine Woodworking by Richard Babbitt...

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Dust Collection #2: Silencing My Shop Vac

05-20-2014 01:16 AM by J Azuma | 1 comment »

In an article published in Fine Woodworking by Thomas Schrunk provides a plan for silencing your shop vac. I drew up modifications of his plan for my Rigid 5hp shop vac and realized that I was creating a behemoth (>36h,30w,36d) when you add on a dust separator. For that size I might as well just save up and buy a legitimate two stage dust collector. I decided to forgo the baffle design for a simple box that will sit on top of my shop vac and ride on the shop vac’s casters. That way ...

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Dust Collection #1: Getting Started

05-12-2014 01:57 AM by J Azuma | 0 comments »

I started this project a year or two ago when I read about the benefits of a two-stage system. I purchased a Woodstock lid type separator for a five gallon bucket and when I filled it up too fast I cut a hole in the bottom of the five gallon bucket and put it on top of a Rubbermaid bin. Big mistake. However I was using the shop vac all over the house, most of the time by itself so I never really tested the efficiency of the system until the other day. While it was collecting most of the bi...

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