I modified my Harbor Freight dust collector. I run it through a dust separator first which works like a charm, and then the fines end up in the black can. I was tired of struggling with the bags so I added the black plastic can, i went overboard on the lever latches.
Crazy Stuff Stumpy Thinks About #29: I had a dust collection breakthrough while eating tapioca from a hospital trash can.
The other day I yawned and a thick cloud came out of my gaping mouth, floated around my face for a moment and then was sucked into my nostrils as I inhaled my next breath. For a moment I assumed it was a cloud of pipe smoke, like my grandmother used to puff out in rings above her head to impress us kids on special occasions and weekdays. But since I don’t smoke, I knew this was something more serious. (Tired of reading? Listen to Stumpy read this for you below. Or read on like a stuc...
A big thanks to all my LumberJocks friends. I have finally gotten around to spending my prize money from this winter’s LumberJocks contest. Here it is, a Grizzly G0548Z 2Hp dust collector. I have modified it with a 14” Chinese Wok to imitate the Jet Vortex DC1100.
I am preparing to install a dust collection system and have determined, mostly because of cost to go with a 2HP bag system, no cyclone. I wanted to use 4-6” PVC for ease of installation and for cost but have read some concerns about static electricity building up with sawdust and the pipe potentially causing an explosion. For all of you out there with a dust collection system can you clue me in on whether this is a real concern or not. I could go with metal ductwork but even the cata...
After the first 20 days my workshop looks like a war zone. Some progress has been made but is a slow process and not all things/tools are here yet. First thing we did was to build a 2X3m WC at the south/west corner of the shop, that was a must since we are a bit far from home. Also the tiles for the kitchen have been installed. Next it was the electrical 240V wiring, and since the electricians asked for a huge amount to do the job, I had to do it my self and it cost me 1/...
Hi Lumberjocks, I need some help diagnosing an issue I’m having with my dust collector. Recently my dust collector started tripping the circuit breaker and running with a lot of vibration. Initially I thought it was the impeller that was out of balance, but now I’ve at least narrowed it down to the motor (after wasting $80 on a new impeller). This first video shows the motor running completely assembled…and then the noises that follow as it shuts down… ......
OK…. So, after fashioning the cone, I had to break out the epoxy and glue everything together Here I’ve got the epoxy and parts laid out…. Organization will set you free! (Eventually I’ll learn some) Then to mix the epoxy! I know it looks like snot, but it IS epoxy! I bought 60 min epoxy because this is the first time i’ve built one of these… I wanted plenty of time to screw this up! After everything was glued up, I used RTV to seal the whole un...
I’ve recently been in the market for a new dust collector. I really care about filtration, but do I really need a shop fox or grizzly portable cyclone, or should I go for a cheaper single stage model. I am just a hobbyist with a small shop in a two car garage. Any recommendations?
My old shop was small and I used 4” PVC. PVC is ok but it has its disadvantages. My concerns for using it in this project were its weight, and the static electricity that builds up in it especially around my sanders. On the other hand the furnace pipe has its disadvantages as well. I found that after installing it, the larger 6” pipe flexes a little when some of the blast gates are closed. The amount of vacuum that this machine creates is massive but I don’t believe it will ...
Part of the big picture when I built my wood shop was dust collection. I had a small setup in my old shop at home using an older model jet with the 2 bags. Over the years I breathed in a lot of fine saw dust that was making its way through the bags. I originally was going to use the same one in this shop except with a few added modifications but changed my mind after a lot of research into this project. I decided to go with a cyclone type dust collector and some secondary collectors at...
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