|Project by JL7||posted 05-20-2012 09:22 PM||6764 views||12 times favorited||13 comments|
I blogged about this yesterday here – but made a few more improvements today.
The quick specs:
- 1.5 HP Craftsman DC
- PSI Pleated Filter – easy bolt on
- Oneida Super Dust Deputy
- PSI heavy duty 5” and 6” flex tubing
- HF remote switch
- Free cardboard drum from work (30 gallon I think) Seems to withstand the pressure so far…..
Removed the motor and blower and mounted on the wall – hard mounted the cyclone underneath using standard HVAC fittings and some self tapping screws.
Built a wheeled dolly for the drum that can be raised up quickly and locked in place with a 2×4. When lowered the drum sits on 2 plywood runners so it’s stable…..added the wheels and plywood today so that’s not in the blog.
Also removed the old flimsy base from the Craftsman collector – mainly to save space, but also because I could aim the collector the way I wanrted as it was – plus I wanted to raise it up to minimize the flex runs. So built a new base out of MDF and old cedar post scraps.
This sucker (pun intended) really works great – I know for sure the performance using the miter saw is better than before. But, I kind of miss the sound of small wood bits crashing through the impeller….....NOT..
Just not sure why I waited so long to do this?
And I hung the mini version off the back of the shop vac – works amazing…....really.
Thanks for looking.
-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA