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Dust Collector CFM change with Mods

07-05-2015 05:24 PM by Monkeyman1 | 12 comments »

This is ment to give and idea of what happens to air flow when we do mods to a dust collector. I have been getting along with my vacuum ok, but time to upgrade. After stalking (lol) this site for a few months and checking Craig’s list all the time, I decided to buy a HF dust collector. I feel for the price it is very tough to beat.This is a very unscientific test and due to either bad jack on my cellphone (new Cat S-50) or due to the cheapness ($40) of a ABM-100 anemometer. This is ment to sh...

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"New" Dust Collector

05-12-2015 10:48 PM by GreaseMonkey2275 | 0 comments »

I have been on the lookout for a dust collector for a while now and on Mother’s Day I was perusing CL while I was waiting for everyone to get ready to go out for dinner when I came across a guy who was selling a planer along with a DC (that didn’t work). I decided to take a chance and called the guy to see what the deal with the DC was and if he would be interested in parting with the DC separately. After the guy hemmed and hawed for a while he said that he couldn’t give i...

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Basement to a REAL Basement Shop #2: Dust Collection

04-03-2015 04:44 PM by JAY Made | 2 comments »

Wow! It has been a very busy couple of weeks. Last year I purchased the 2hp Harborfreight dust collector. I knew I was not going to use it in it’s stock configuration, I knew I wanted to set it up like Jay Bates did. So when I first got the DC I crammed it in a spot out of the way, to the right of the DC was the chimney, to the left was a bunch of Junk. I moved it to the NW corner of the basement. The blower is mounted on top of the factory ring and is exsausted to t...

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Basement to a REAL Basement Shop #1: Should have taken more pictures.

03-22-2015 01:17 PM by JAY Made | 1 comment »

I should have taken pictures of the basement before I got to this point. I never thought about it before I started, it was very dark and cramped. It’s hard to believe I worked in it for years in the state it was in. The only picture I could find is when I got my bandsaw it kind of shows how dark and cramped it was (you will have to take my word for how bad the basement was.) To the left of the band saw was a old chimney that was no longer used. The floors were uneven and some ...

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Replace foam seal on G0548Z Dust Collector

03-14-2015 06:01 PM by Core2 | 0 comments »

I bought the dust collector used over the summer. The only thing needing my attention on it was the foam seal that the bag seals on. It was highly compressed and no longer in its original position. I Scrapped it all off and replaced it with some door seal foam tape I got at the big box store. Before: You can see the dust patterns showing where it leaks During: After: Now it seals like it should. No leaks. I even had enough tape left over to seal around my table saw door. I ...

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Dust Collector System - Looking for feedback

02-11-2015 07:27 PM by Woodworking4dummies | 6 comments »

I finally completed the dust collector system in my home shop. I recently acquired the infamous 2 HP Central Machinery Dust Collector from Harbour Freight. I finished running 4” PVC to my tools and left some room for expansion. I must admit that I’m a little disappointed with the effectiveness of the dust collector. I think that perhaps that I had too high of expectations for my new Dust Collector purchase. I opted to purchase a shop vac and thought I’d go straigh...

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Industrial Wood Working Machinery For Sale

11-24-2014 09:39 PM by LVWood | 3 comments »

Perfect Christmas gift for the wood worker in your life! All 4 pieces were bought brand new from the manufacturers and hardly used. All are like new and in perfect condition. 1. Rigid Table Saw- R4512 10” Professional Table Saw Retails $529.00 2. Hammer A3 31 310mm Joiner/Planer Retails $3227.00 3. Grizzly 2HP Dust Collector G05482 Retails $415 4. Grizzly Drum Sander G0457 Retails $654 Selling all 4 pieces for $3400 Please contact me with any qu...

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thien dust separator/collector

10-14-2014 07:01 PM by harum | 0 comments »

Finally got my version of thien separator working after several rounds of trial and error. Thought I could share my findings. It’s made of a 5 gal big-box bucket, plywood, and plastic plumbing fittings. A 32 gal plastic trash can was used for collecting dust. Silicone adhesive and insulating self-adhesive tape were used to make the separator and dust bin combo as air-leak-free as possible. This is inside the separator looking at the intake pipe (black) and the pipe (whit...

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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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HFDC Dust Collector Optimization #1: HF-DC Dust Collector Optimization

08-18-2014 03:02 PM by Morton WoodWorks | 9 comments »

I know that many people have modified the HF-DC but I just wanted to put my spin out there. I have been doing a lot of research on the many different styles of updates/modifications that have been done and holy cow there are a lot. But, most of them rely on the Thien principle that seems to be pretty simple. On the Thien blog there is a guy that tests and records many different modifications with different setups. I am going to set-out to make my entire system buying the least amount as p...

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