I have been looking into dust collection units for the shop. I have been using fairly small shop vacs to try and contain some of the sawdust but, obviously, they are not going to work very well for items like the jointer planer I have. I was trying to work out the obstacles to picking up the HF 2HP dust collector, but I was going to have to find a dedicated circuit I could hook the thing up to. 20 amps is quite the draw and there were also the space considerations.
Last week, my father in law mentioned that he had a 1hp collector he was wanting to get rid of (he purchased the HF model I was considering :). He told me he would sell it to me for 25 bucks. The price quoted seemed awfully cheap to me so I didn’t expect much when he went to show me the unit. I was pleasantly surprised to see it was a cart mounted Craftsman 1hp dual bag collector in fantastic shape. I let him know that he could get a hundred bucks easy in a rummage sale, but he insisted that the price for me was still 25 bucks. Needless to say, money exchanged hands and now it sits in my basement. Only thing left I need to find is a reducer for the 4 inch hose.
I think this puts me on the “You Suck” list for today :)
-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.