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HFDC Dust Collector Optimization #3: ASSEMBLY, Installation & 1st Use

01-27-2015 08:16 AM by Morton WoodWorks | 6 comments »

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...

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Harbor Freight 2 HP Dust Collector Mod

01-17-2015 11:15 PM by Agglomerator | 0 comments »

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...

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Yet Another Souped Up Harbor Fright Dust Collector with Cyclone

01-22-2014 02:28 AM by Garth | 4 comments »

So I know that lots of people have posted their dust collection systems, so I thought I would post mine. Below is the final picture and a schematic of what I built. In short, it’s a Harbor Freight dust collector, a Wynn Engineering Filter, a salad bowl as an internal baffle, and a Super Dust Deputy cyclone. The dust connections are made with 4” rubber pipe connections to the tools. To top it off, I just made my own remote control switch using some relays and a $10 wireless remote fo...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #38: Upgrade your budget dust collection!

05-20-2013 02:55 AM by StumpyNubs | 17 comments »

Not everyone has a cyclone! What about those of us with shop vacs and Harbor Freight collectors? This episode is for you- we make two different Thien baffle separators, and we talk filter upgrades. Plus, part 4 of our bench plane series looks at the Stanley #7 jointer plane, Charles Neil stops by and Mustache Mike smashed a mosquito… that and more on the latest episode of Blue Collar Woodworking! After you watch this one, visit Stumpynubs.com for more woodworking goodness! (Fri...

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The Stumpy Nubs Workshop #34: The amazing, wooden, homemade Franken-Cyclone LIVES!

03-03-2013 03:18 AM by StumpyNubs | 24 comments »

They said it couldn’t be done. They said it was impossible, incomprehensible, in other words, insane… But IT’S ALIVE!!!! The “Franken-Cyclone” is finished and none too soon because it is about to go head to head with the king of commercial units: The Clear Vue CV1800! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll wonder why it took four episodes to complete, but most of all you’ll have the best 19 minutes of your life this week! ...that and a whole ...

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Modified HF Dust Collector Build #1: Video 1 of 6

02-18-2013 11:50 PM by JSB | 2 comments »

I bought a HF 2HP dust collector to modify into a thein baffle style dust collection. Video 2 complete. Click “Video 2 of 6” in the upper right corner to go to video 2.

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Dust Collector

01-20-2013 01:02 AM by chazmonro | 14 comments »

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.

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My new workshop transformation and Dust Collection Endeavor complete.

09-22-2011 03:41 AM by Blackie_ | 6 comments »

I don’t know if this should be a blog or placed in the forums so I’ll just put it here. I first want to thank and credit all the members here on LumberJocks for your great postings, ideas and suggestions that led me to my accomplishments. Here is a list of items I used in this project.HF 2HP dust collector, I picked it up for $149.004” S/D pipe, 1- long 90° elbow, several 45s and wyesvarious fittings purchased from woodcrafter. 3’ 1 1/2” flex tubing purchas...

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Dust Collection System #1: Dust Collection Duct Work

07-30-2011 08:07 PM by nightdiver5 | 5 comments »

I’ve been working on putting together a dust collection system for my garage/workshop. I couldnt turn down the great deal on the Harbor Freight 2 HP dust collector and then of course since I saved so much I just had to make up for it by throwing on a Wynn cartridge filter. I was having a hard time deciding on 6”, 5” or 4” duct for the ducting system. The HF dust collector has a 5” Impeller plate opening so going with 6” didnt seem to make sense as the sy...

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Hot Rodding a Harbor Freight DC #2: Verticality Controversy Rages On

03-17-2011 07:15 AM by newTim | 14 comments »

The question before us is whether it is 1) safe, 2) feasible, 3) advisable, 4) possible to align a HF Dust Collector motor horizontally. There have been many examples in the review section of doing this and there have been a lot of comments both pro and con. A couple of folks (CovenantCreation and

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