|Project by sonnyr||posted 04-04-2013 10:39 PM||6644 views||33 times favorited||7 comments|
I have been working for a few months on getting some type of dust/chip collection set up in my workshop. After reading and viewing a lot of forums and projects in Lumberjocks and on Youtube, I decided to go with 2 smaller stand alone units. I inherited a Cummins 1 hp unit from my dad and purchased a 2 hp Harbor Freight. The Cummins DC was coupled with a Thein type separator using a blue plastic barrel from a water softener and a Wynn filter. The base for this unit is 24” X 49”. The HF DC uses a “Top Hat” Thein type separator mounted on a 55 gallon plastic barrel. The barrel was cut off at the 40 gallon mark and has a 22 3/8” diameter. The top hat is 28” X 28”. The saw dust level can be monitored by looking through the plexiglass top and the 1 1/4” slot in the separator. The base for this unit is approximately 29” X 51”. The barrel can be easily emptied using the 2 legs and 2 wooden pins attached to the frame. Both DC’s are outfitted with Rockler’s “Quick Release Starter Kits” on the 4” inlet hoses. All the circles and recesses were cut using a router circle jig from MLCS.
If I did this over, I would not have used a 55 gallon barrel on the HF DC. The size of the separator kinda got a lot bigger than I anticipated.
Thanks for looking in.
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