HF 2 Stage Dust Collector

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Project by schupaul posted 09-06-2008 05:56 AM 4935 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a cheap HF mini dust collector laying around and ran across a photo of a JET trash can model and it got me thinking…..why not transform this thing for the plainer and jointer. Of course I had to make a mini one to match my shopvac for sanding and the miter saw.

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#1 posted 09-06-2008 06:06 AM

the separator makes a world of difference. We have 2 30 gallon containers under our dust collector outside the school shop. One class of planing glued up 18×24 panels for end tables can fill them in less than an hour. We put a separator in line from the planer. Now we just stop for a few seconds to switch to a different trash can then keep going. previously we would have to stop completely and empty the collector. Now only about 10-15% makes it outside.

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#2 posted 09-06-2008 11:16 AM

Great gadget! Only trouble is we don’t have trash cans here in Oz any more. Now we have “wheelie bins” like a bix plastic box on wheels with a hinged lid. HMMMMMMM…

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#3 posted 09-06-2008 04:08 PM

try rolling up a piece of thin sheet metal and put it inside the bin to make a makeshift cylinder for the air to spin?

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#4 posted 09-06-2008 10:40 PM

Great idea, great job!

Thanks for the post


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