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Harbor Freight 2 HP Dust Collector Mod

01-17-2015 11:15 PM by Agglomerator | 1 comment »

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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Shop Made Jigs, Fixtures and Solutions #5: Thein Separator Epic FAIL!

03-27-2012 03:23 PM by DaveTPilot | 4 comments »

I know this topic has been hashed and rehashed to death but I want to chronicle my progress in my journey to improve my dust collection system. I was using this lid separator with really good results. I collected 100% of all chips and quite a bit of fine dust as well. The main problem is the efficiency diminished greatly once the can accumulated even a small amount of debris. So, I thought I would try the Thien Separator. I did not want to invest a lot of time building the type seen in...

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