Thien Dust Pre-Collector for my Delta 50-760 Dust Collector

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Project by John Gray posted 02-08-2010 09:31 PM 13776 views 36 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this pre-collector for my new Delta 50-760 Dust Collector. This project is 1000% worth it, I’ve emptied the can 3 times and there is no more than a quart of dust so far in the Delta’s plastic bag. I chose the 50-760 because it came highly recommended and has space for the collector can. Thanks to LJ Lenny for the large hose to connect Delta to Thien. This is one of the most worthwhile projects I’ve ever made for the my shop.

Here’s a couple of links for more information about the pre-collector:

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#1 posted 02-08-2010 09:45 PM

Great job! The space underneath the blower motor is perfect for the separator.

-- Simon, Danville, IL

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#2 posted 02-08-2010 09:49 PM

Very nice … well thought out. Thanks for posting.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 02-08-2010 10:19 PM

Nice! I have the same model DC, wanna take a guess what my next shop project will be? :)

-- John

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#4 posted 02-08-2010 10:36 PM

Good work John I now this is going to be a welcome addition for your dust collecting system. I just post mine last week and can’t say enough about how efficient this value project can add to a collecting system. Thanks for posting Blkcherry

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 10:50 PM

Nice work looks fine.

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#6 posted 02-08-2010 11:01 PM

I have to make something like this for my shop, nice work.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#7 posted 02-09-2010 01:03 AM

Hey John, I have been waiting for some time to see this. I’m glad you “got ‘r done”. It looks great and I am glad to hear it is performing so well. Oh and thanks for my “fifteen seconds of fame”. This worked out well. That flexible hose would still be sitting in my shop, dare I say it, collecting dust! BTW, what size trash barrel is that? It sits much lower than the one I got.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#8 posted 02-09-2010 02:02 AM

That is sweet. I have the same unit and never thought of putting a can there. Silly me. Smart you. Now if I can find an LJ near with some 5” flex hose…..


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#9 posted 02-09-2010 02:10 AM

LOL , I just got home from Metal trash can shopping : ) Looks like ACE Hardware has the best price in my area , $22 for a 30 gallon Galvanized can.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 02-09-2010 02:46 AM

Very nice. After planing/jointing just a few oak boards this weekend I again had to empty my Delta dust bag. It was full. I need one of these.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#11 posted 02-09-2010 02:48 AM

I also have the same unit and I love your idea. Got to get it done!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#12 posted 02-09-2010 03:36 AM

Thanks this is a great idea. I’ve got to build one of these as soon as I can get around to it.

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#13 posted 02-09-2010 05:04 AM

Nice build, Your setup shows the biggest reason I wanted to get a Delta 50-760… I may end up grabbing one down the road and doin gthis same type build, just move my Wynn over from the HF DC….

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#14 posted 02-09-2010 01:22 PM

Wow- that is great! I’ve been thinking about how to mod my HF DC to do something like this. Very nice that the Delta has got a perfect place for it.

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#15 posted 02-09-2010 01:27 PM

You know- this should be pretty easy to accomplish on the HF model too. Unbolt the motor and supports from the base, make a cabinet and remount the motor on top….

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