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My Dust Collector Mod #4: A little paint, a few screws...

09-13-2018 06:28 PM by BrettLuna | 0 comments »

Progress has been slow thanks to various distractions but I now have the caster base painted with Krylon “Hammered” spray paint, in black to give it a textured, industrial look. I also got the initial assembly of the chassis done: Assembly was good ol’ glue and pocket screws. Once the paint on the base has cured completely, I’ll set the chassis and dust separator in place to dial in where to mount the cone support. A complication with that is that cones are rou...

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Dust Collection Pickup

08-30-2018 07:45 PM by Redoak49 | 1 comment »

I recently started a project where I was doing a lot of power grinding and sanding. I used an angle grinder with a Kutzall Disk and an abrasive flap disk. I also was using a die grinder with Kutzall. I was generating a lot of dust and chips and need to control them. I tried just using the flex dust hose to collect the dust and chips but it was next to impossible to keep it where I wanted. So I built the following to be able to better target where I wanted to collect the dust and chips. ...

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Dust Collector Capacitor Gone Bad

06-06-2018 04:03 PM by pintodeluxe | 10 comments »

One day my Tempest cyclone dust collector wouldn’t turn on. It made some grunting noises, but never really got going. I assumed it was a start capacitor, as I’ve had that fail on other tools over time. At least I hoped that’s what was wrong. So step one was to order a new start capacitor from Grainger. The specs were 500 microfarads and 125 V. The electrical connection had to be changed from U shaped connectors to female tab connectors to fit the new capacitor. ...

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Selling Shop equipment moving to retirement home

08-04-2017 03:40 PM by harrywho | 3 comments »

We will be moving into a retirement home soon so I must sell most of my equipment. I am located just outside Roanoke, Indiana which is about 10 miles SW of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I’ve listed most of the bigger tools below. Contact me if interested for prices or make a reasonable offer for all of it. All the equipment is in very good condition.I don’t want to ship anything so it will be pickup only. Delta 12” Disk Sander, DeWalt DWS 780 Miter Saw, Craftsman 6” Jointer, De...

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DIY Cyclone Dust Collector #1: All the main parts together

01-14-2017 10:06 PM by Mike_D_S | 1 comment »

So I’ve been gathering parts to build a cyclone dust collector for a while and finally get serious about starting to finish putting it together. The main components are:Blower/motor are from a Delta 50-181 2HP 1PH, according to the manual is 8 1/2” max SP and 1100CFM.Cyclone is Super Dust Deputybin is a fiber barrel I had aroundFilter is a 36” CYFN36, 350 sq ft surface area, supposed to be Merv15220V Long Ranger remote switch I also have a few other parts like a Muffle...

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Workshop Dust Collection System #1: Workshop Dust Collector

11-15-2016 01:44 PM by grumpybear7357 | 2 comments »

Hi All, this is my first blog post. I have been lurking here on LumberJocks for some time – reading and learning. Thought I would share the layout and build of my little Dust Collection System. I have a multi-use workshop where I do my woodworking. I stumbled into a deal on a ShopSmith DC-3300 Dust Collector (DC) which I have plumbed into a fixed DC system. The DC-3300 moves 330 Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) of air. Perfectly adequate with properly sized plumbing. Of course ever...

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Question about Grizzly dust collector on Craigslist

11-11-2016 08:39 PM by Furnitude | 6 comments »

I’m interested in buying a Grizzly 1.5hp dust collector (Model G1028Z2) on Craigslist. The price is great – over 50% off. I haven’t been to see it yet. The guy sent photos including the attached. The metal appears to be bent, possibly from shipping damage as the guy says he’s never used it. If you have this collector or one like it, do you think this bit of damage would prohibit it from performing well? Also, since it was bent one way, i’ll bet it could be carefu...

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Down Draft Sanding Box

10-31-2016 01:30 AM by Redoak49 | 3 comments »

I was working on some boxes and doing a lot of sanding and even with an air filter on, there was a lot of dust in the air. I had a small down draft sanding box but it was not big enough and decided I needed a bigger one. I made the box about 24” square and 6” tall. The sides are 1/2” plywood and the top is 1/4” pegboard which originally had 3/16” holes. I got it together and attached a 4” dust collector port on one side. I tried it out with my dust c...

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Fan Anemometer to Test Dust Collector

09-06-2016 06:08 PM by Redoak49 | 4 comments »

I have posted several threads that have detailed dust collector testing and along with effects of ducts and hoses. I borrowed the test equipment to do this as it is not cheap especially the digital thermal anemometer. Now that I have the performance curve for my system, I can use a simple homemade manometer to determine the static pressure and read from the graph for my system the approximate flow. As I read the comments and questions, it would be really nice if there were an easier way...

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How to Cheaply and Easily Measure Dust Collector Performance

08-04-2016 03:43 PM by Redoak49 | 17 comments »

There are many threads about dust collectors and modifications made to them. Unfortunately, there is relatively little information on the actual dust collector performance and the effect of the modifications. I did some measurements using some expensive instruments that most people will not have access to. There has to be an easier way of checking the performance. The easiest way is to use a manometer to measure the static pressure of the system. You can make your own manometer cheaply,...

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