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Dust Collector Reconfiguration/Upgrade

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Project by Todd posted 01-16-2014 06:59 PM 3097 views 57 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I reconfigured my HF DC to eliminate the hose from the impeller housing to the filter/bag assembly. I then built a Thien baffle atop a 20 gal Brute and added a Wynn filter. I also added a hose hanger and a place to hang my remote switch so I’ll always know where it is.

As an aside, I have 2 fire extinguishers in my shop: one at each end. I figured if saw dust catches fire I’ll be within reach of one of them.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL





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BTimmons

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#1 posted 01-16-2014 07:18 PM

Looks very clean. I’m using the “in the can” style of separator, and I don’t like how it automatically puts a bend in the hose right at the connection point. A top hat is on my to-do list.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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sawdustjunkie

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#2 posted 01-16-2014 07:45 PM

I also just bought the Harbor Freight collector. I really think I want to go with the Super Dust deputy instead of the Thein. I haven’t even taken mine out of the box yet. It’s only 25 degrees outside and my girage is quite cold.
I like your setup, but with the cyclone, it would be to high for me to mount the blower the way you did it.
I know a lot of the jocks are using the Thein, just wondering if you built it because of price or do you think it’s as good?

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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bondogaposis

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#3 posted 01-16-2014 08:12 PM

Nice looking design, I can tell you put some thought into it minimizing the footprint.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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HillbillyShooter

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#4 posted 01-16-2014 08:19 PM

Nice job of minimizing the foot print of your dc system.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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ratchet

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#5 posted 01-16-2014 09:16 PM

Excellent job. Favorited.

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woodworkingdrew

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#6 posted 01-16-2014 09:23 PM

Better be careful, I posted a pic of my dust deputy on here yesterday and some guy blew a gasket. he copied and pasted the rules for posting this stuff under finished wood working products. Nice looking DC- Andrew

-- Andrew, California

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dbhost

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#7 posted 01-16-2014 10:26 PM

I don’t suppose you have a drawing with dimensions do you? I need to do exactly that, except no top hat. I have an existing Thien separator based on a 55 gallon drum I need to do this with…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Todd

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#8 posted 01-16-2014 10:33 PM

Andrew, there was a lot of wordworking, gluing, and screwing involved in reconfiguring this! If anyone complains then mobile carts, workbenches, and jigs should be excluded as well.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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Todd

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#9 posted 01-16-2014 10:36 PM

Steve, the Thien seems to work really well. I put handfuls of dust from my planer and TS and hardly anything made it to the bag.

dbhost, sorry I don’t have plans but I could measure if you like. I sort of designed as I went on this one!

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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jakep_82

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#10 posted 01-16-2014 11:59 PM

How do you get the garbage can in and out? Is it just a friction fit under the baffle? This is definitely on my to do list, but I want to make sure it’s easy to empty while still retaining a good seal.

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RobertT

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#11 posted 01-17-2014 01:21 AM

Well done. I would like to do that also but don’t want to increase the footprint in my small shop.

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Roger

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#12 posted 01-17-2014 01:49 AM

Good one. I’m gonna buy one o those Wynn filters soon, hopefully.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Sk1pp3r

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#13 posted 01-17-2014 02:53 AM

Nice!

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asloanie

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#14 posted 01-17-2014 03:39 AM

You have found my dust collector’s doppelganger .

nice build.

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whitebeast88

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#15 posted 01-17-2014 03:43 AM

great reconfiguration todd.i need one of the wynn filters.they say there worth the money.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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