A long, long time ago we produced four episodes (90 minutes in total) full of useful information about Bill Pentz’ research and what is required for good fine dust collection. And we built a fill size cyclone with TWO blowers out of wood! This is a condensed version (15 minutes) of those original videos, containing just the best info and the project build- minus the fluff. It’s a great resource for anyone interested in improving the air in their shops! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO OU...
About fifteen years ago I purchased a Delta Contractor’s Table Saw and after sweeping up mountains of sawdust I decided that it was time to do this a little smarter. I bought a table saw dust bag which I can honestly say has served me well in the past but now that I have retired from the Air Force and don’t have to worry about moving weight anymore I’ve decided to add to my collection. The new additions have included a 1958 Shopsmith and my most recent purchase, a Jet dust...
1st let me apologize for the this small novel… Anyhoo, I decided to do a bit of upgrading to my old router tabletop. I found a few gr8 deals here: (http://www.ustoolandfastener.com/) at a decent cost, imo. While adding the new Woodpeckers top, Kreg Precision Insert Plate (3/8” thick) & optional rings, and, a twin pack of Kreg featherboards, here are some pics after the new additions, which include 2 drawers for storing some of the accessories, bits, etc., and better dust coll...
As part of setting up my wood shop, I decided adding a dust collection system was high on my priority list. I did a fair amount of research (somewhere between due diligence and mild obsessiveness) and did my best to make the decisions that fit my needs. I decided to post some information here since I got a lot of good data and advice from others here (and other sites). Sorry if this gets a bit long. Please note that I recognize there are many opinions on the “right” way to ...
I filmed the build on my YouTube Channel. Please check it out! Please like, share, and if you enjoyed the video subscribe! http://youtu.be/ACLFMAfV1fk I recently added a Clearvue Cyclone dust collector to my shop. I plumbed it completely with 6” and 4” PVC piping. I needed a way to close off each branch to maximize the performance of the dust collector. Commercially available plastic blast gates are way to cheap and clog easily. The metal blast gates that solve this issue are p...
First off, wow, I can’t believe that I never finished this blog. And, for that, I apologize but I was too excited after I completed it that I never took the time to get back to it. So, here it goes. Unfortunately, since it is all put together, all I have to provide is the minimal pictures that I took during assembly. Nothing about putting it together was very difficult, but ensuring an air-tight seal makes it run all the better. The first aspect of construction is to create the...
Up until now I have been using my Harbor Freight DC a 31 gallon garbage can with the separator lid from Wood craft. It worked, but not like I had hoped. I recently purchased the Wynn Environmental filter 35A and started to build a Thein separator lid using 4” hoses. I emptied the contents of the can and DC collection bag on the floor for comparison and then proceeded to install the Wynn filter and Thien separator. I was truly impressed with the overall improvement in performance, th...
Picking up on the idea of converting the standard Harbor Freight Dust Collector with a separator and Thien Baffle as described by KDC68 here, I did my own build based on KDC68’s design. I’m not going to go into the repetitive details of my build, but will point out some things that learned in the process that would have been good to know at the beginning. Some overall notes: I used the same 5 inch to 4 inch reducer” that KDC68 used. It is a press fit into the garbage...
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
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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