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04-04-2012 07:42 PM

Venting a DC to the outdoors - 8 replies

If you have an efficient dust separator that is capturing all but the finest dust, why not vent the remaining finest dust out the window instead of to a filter? I would think it would be carried off by the breeze. No worries about capturing fractional microns of dust, expensive filters, and the adverse impact they have on CFM. Bill Pentz talk...

04-04-2012 12:31 PM

DC Upgrade or New Cyclone System? - 16 replies

I have finally seen the light and realize I need a better dust collection system. I have a 1 1/2 HP single stage Fox Shop DC. I have determined there are two acceptable options. 1. Upgrade my current DC with a Super Dust Deputy cyclone separator and a Wynn Nano MERV 15 filter2. Purchase an Oneida V-System 3000 HEPA MERV 16+ (I have no ...

03-21-2012 10:26 PM

JET Replacement Parts - Vortex Cone Discontinued? - 1 reply

After reading about all of the creative wok retrofits for dust collectors to simulate the JET vortex cone, it occurred to me, maybe you can buy the cone from JET as a replacement part. When I went to the official JET replacement part site and found the parts page for the DC-1100VX, all of the parts were listed included the cone and all of the p...

03-21-2012 08:16 PM

Thien Trash Can Separator and DC Wok? - 8 replies

I have a Shop Fox W1685. I just ordered the Wynn 35A filter kit for it. I also plan on adding a Thien trash can separator. Should I also add a wok to the DC or is that overkill?

03-18-2012 08:56 PM

Jointers - Straight or Helical blades? - 10 replies

I am getting bogged down trying to decide between a 6” jointer with straight blades or helical blades. The consensus seems to be that the helical all but eliminates tear out and has a much longer blade life, but leaves a very shallow scalloping effect the length of the wood. Most people agree the scalloping is easily removed via sanding,...

03-12-2012 07:26 PM

Bandsaw on Casters - 15 replies

I recently purchased the Shop Fox W1706 14” Bandsaw. It weighs 275 lbs and has a 18” x 15 1/2” footprint. The bandsaw sits on a closed cabinet. On the underside of the cabinet, at the corners, are 4 holes (in pretty thick looking plate metal) to accommodate the supplied bolts and rubber feet. My question is: Can I just repl...

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