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Dust Collection

by brianlsu43
posted 02-24-2010 11:01 PM


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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 12:00 AM

Greetings brianlsu43… I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but those d.cs you’re lookin at are too small for a t.s. and a router. The one from Rockler is made to clean up your shop with, kind of like a shop vac… not powerful enough cfms to keep up….. the little 1 h.p from Hf is the same… both just not big enough for what you want to do. You need a good d.c like a Jet, Grizzly, Delta, etc…with a 1 1/2—- 2 h.p. motor with enough suction (cfms) to handle anything you throw at it….... just my opinion. Others on here will probably tell you the same thing…. one with 1100 to 1200 cfms…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 12:14 AM

I totally agree with Rick. Are you ever going to want to add anything else?

Those that you listed, imho, are toys. If you want to get serious about dust collection ,and you SHOULD get serious, read this, then spend the money up front and do it right.

I have a Clearview 1800LH and love it.

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 03:45 PM

brianlsu43,
The bags for the two units are rated for 30 microns. For a little more than what the Rockler costs, you can get a more powerful motor with much better bags. I know you asked for help with choosing between the two you mentioned, but thought I add this. I have one of the Penn State's dust collectors , the DC1B-XL. The 1 HP motor is sufficient when connected to one machine, I haven’t tried it with two machines. The collector has casters on them and I move the unit when connecting to a different unit. For me, that’s not a problem but that’s based on each individual’s needs. What I liked about it is that the bags are rated for 1 micron filtering capability. Cutting MDF can make very fine dust. however, my unit is much bigger in size than the ones you are looking at, so if space is a constrain, then that’s another requirement.

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#4 posted 02-25-2010 04:29 PM

Another vote to skip past those two. IMO, something in the 1100+ cfm range would be best, but a 650 cfm unit can work.

The mesh size of the filter bag is very important. 30 microns will pass a lot of the really fine dust and it will be all over the place – and in the air you’re breathing. One micron is far better, and a pleated canister type filter is better still.

I have a Jet DC, bur have heard good things about some of the HF units.

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#5 posted 02-25-2010 05:11 PM

Yeah, the Harbor Freight unit rated at 2 horse works great and a 20% off coupon is always available in most Woodworking, Mechanical (type) and Tool magazines plus you can Google for them and print them.

HF 2hp DC unit $179.00

I also think the 1 hp HF unit you have listed is a whole lot better then having nothing, it will catch most of the fine stuff that likes to cover the whole shop.

If you are near Central Oregon I have a used DC unit I can let go very inexpensively.

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#6 posted 02-25-2010 05:17 PM

Brian;

I agree with the above from Rick, Padre, etc.

Take a good look at the HF 2HP / 5 micron DC. There is a coupon, to buy it for $139.99, in the March 2010 Wood Magazine that is good until May 19, 2010. I have this DC and it works very well with every tool in my shop.

I put a 30 gallon trash can and the Woodcraft trashcan lid separator in front of the HF DC. So far, nothing in the DC Collector bag, everything stays in the trash can. I think this is one of the best values out there for shop dust / chip collection.

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#7 posted 02-25-2010 05:57 PM

brianlsu43—I don’t have either of the models you provided links to, but I have a similar one (ProTech 750cfm with a 1 micron bag), and would not recommend it … it is just not powerful enough. Even using a 4” hose, my thickness planer throws enough material to clog the inlet on the DC, which means a lot of time wasted futzing around.

Much better to go with some of the suggestions above.

If space is a problem (I don’t have room for a real DC solution in my shop), you might look at the Oneida Dust Deputy and a ShopVac. With a HEPA filter installed, that combo out-performs my 750cfm dust collector. The only time my ProTech gets used is when I am working out on the driveway.

-- 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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#8 posted 02-25-2010 05:59 PM

It’s not as good a deal as the Harbor Freight model above but the Delta 50-760 comes with a 1 micron bag for $400 and I’ve seen it mentioned a few times by LJ’s.

I’m in a similar predicament. I don’t have the circuitry to run anything more than a shop vac while I run the table saw. I either have to bring in an electrician and promise them my firstborn or get a 100cfm shop vac with a trash can separator and hope it does enough. I don’t like my options.

-- "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit." ---Aristotle

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#9 posted 02-25-2010 06:50 PM

I have the 2HP Harbor Freight dust collector. Hard plumed to 6” pvc pipe. It works great, and the price is right. Not once has it bogged down, I have it plumed to a table saw, jointer, planner, band saw, spindal sander, and router table, lathe, and radial arm saw, oh and floor sweep. Each tool as it’s own blast gate. I am thinking of putting the collector on a remote control. I definatly would recomend the 2 HP dust collector, humm just had a look at HF’s sight http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=98872 this one I will have to keep an eye on. AThis one has almost twice the suction. as the 2 HP version.

-- Ray

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#10 posted 02-25-2010 07:07 PM

Thanks guys.

As your responses are overwelmingly one sided. I will most certainly take your advise and go with a unit with larger cfm’s.

This is a great site. It’s nice to get other opinions before buying something and suffering the “buyers remorse”.

Thanks again.

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#11 posted 02-25-2010 07:10 PM

I agree with Ray (and others)—though … the Big, Bad HF unit is 220V, for those who don’t have it….

Mine’s the 2HP HF with Wynn 35A cartridge filter, cyclone chip separator, and a remote control.

Love it. Works just fine on table saw, band saw, planer, jointer, and router table. It’s NOT plumbed, but … not a big deal.

-- -- Neil

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#12 posted 02-25-2010 07:10 PM

One more question.

I operate from my garage. All outlets are on 15amp breakers.

I like the price the HF unit, but it requires a 20amp breaker.

Does anyone have a recommendation for a DC with 1100cfm capability that operates on a 15amp breaker?

I have seen a few, but would like your opinions. I would like to keep cost under $300 if possible.

Thanks in advance.

Billy

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#13 posted 02-25-2010 07:35 PM

Billy:

I don’t think it’s quite that simple.

The HF draws a 20A peak load—probably at startup.

I can’t recall the exact #’s, or quickly put my fingers on the specs, but … IIRC … a 15A breaker can handle loads in excess of 15A for a specified period of time, without tripping. IIRC, there are even some breakers that have some adjustment capability FOR the transient surge delay (equivalent to a slo-blow fuse).

I’ll see if I can find the info, and take a shot at whether or not the HF unit would trip the breaker.

-- -- Neil

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#14 posted 02-25-2010 07:46 PM

Just curious … how many circuits/breakers are you talking about?

Neil is correct … the HF’s 20 amp peak load would likely be at startup. But if you have a tool (e.g. 1.5hp tablesaw) that has a similar draw on startup, you may wind up tripping the breaker anyway when you fire up the saw.

If you are able to put the DC and other tools on separate circuits/breakers, you may be OK.

-- 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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#15 posted 02-25-2010 07:53 PM

... and … since I don’t see all the relevant data … another possibility is to consult with an electrician to see if the 15A breaker could be replaced by a 20A breaker without exceeding total load.

If you’ve got the capacity, then … you’re golden.

I also agree with TheDane: high draw goodies (table saw, band saw, DC, etc) probably need their own circuits.

-- -- Neil

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#16 posted 02-25-2010 09:03 PM

“I operate from my garage.”
Most garage outlets are only on 1 circuit. Unless you’ve already called an electrician and upgraded, it sounds like you might be in the same boat as me, Billy. I’d be sure to know you have 2 or more circuits before you hook up a 15 amp DC and a 15 amp TS at the same time.

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#17 posted 02-25-2010 09:17 PM

Neil offers good advice … the breaker you can use on a circuit has a relationship to the wire used (14 gauge, 12 gauge, etc.) and the distance from the breaker box to the service box.

In my experience, 15-amp 110-vac circuits are normally wired with 14/2 cable. Putting a 20-amp breaker on 14/2 was a code violation where I worked. I was a licensed electrician years ago … been out of it for a long while, but recall it being unsafe to use 14 gauge wire on a 20 amp circuit.

-- 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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#18 posted 02-25-2010 09:28 PM

Thanks guys. I just shot my buddy and e-mail about this issue. He is an electrician.

I don’t believe I can change the 15amp breaker to a 20amp breaker because the outlets are wired with 14ga romex. My understanding is that 20amp breakers require at least 12ga wire. But I am not electrician.

I will be able to run my table saw on one circuit and the DC on a separate circuit. Maybe this way I can get by with only using a 15amp breaker.

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#19 posted 02-25-2010 10:45 PM

Maybe you could help me with another question…

How do most of you get your saws and DC to operate at the same time?

Do you have to turn on the DC and then walk across the room to use the saw?

I see some units come with remote controls. Is this how most get by?

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#20 posted 02-25-2010 11:09 PM

Just have to chime in with the above posters. Don’t waste your money on those mini DCs… They don’t filter fine enough, and don’t have enough power. Fine filter bags for those are hard to come by, and expensive… Go with the HF 2HP DC and a Wynn cartridge and you will be FAR better off…

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#21 posted 02-25-2010 11:11 PM

Run the DC and tool on separate circuits. If you need to, get a 12 guage extension cord and run it into the house.

For the dust collector, I would choose a good used machine from craigslist or ebay before a new hf machine.

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#22 posted 02-26-2010 12:48 AM

I use an iSocket, but remember, I am running a ShopVac, not a real DC.

A buddy of mine has a sweet setup … the big Grizzly DC with a remote control. He just clips the remote to his belt and can trigger it from anywhere in his shop. He is a professional woodworker, and has a well-designed system for dust collection with blast gates, good filtration, big Oneida cycle, etc.

-- 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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#23 posted 02-26-2010 02:28 AM

Ayup.

I’ve got a remote control for the DC. Sits in my shop apron pocket. Love it. It’s JUST great!

I also have a total of THREE dedicated 20A circuits.

- One has the DC and an air compressor on it (rarely run simultaneously).

- Another has the router and the table saw on it (I only use one at a time).

- The third has the planer/jointer and the band saw on it (one at a time, also)

If you’re buddy is REALLY your buddy …. ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#24 posted 02-26-2010 03:09 AM

If you are interested in remote controls, you might want to look at the X-10 stuff. They have a duplex receptacle which can be switched remotely. All you need is one of their mini-remote transmitters, and one of their receiver/translators plugged in to the power leg you are going to be using. Then you can put the receptacle wherever you want. The radio controlled remote actually causes a signal to be impressed on the power circuitry which turns on the switched receptacle. You can also get a bunch of other stuff from them. You can usually get the best pricing on X-10 stuff on e-bay—it takes a while to pursue the X-10 website for home automation then e-bay to get the best pricing, but it’s easily doable. It’ll let you automate your shop, and turn the lights on and off from elsewhere in the house—all kinds of neat stuff. www.x-10.com

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#25 posted 02-26-2010 04:22 AM

If this has already been said, just send me to the corner. The last issue of wood magazine has a coupon for the hf 2hp dc for 139.00. If your shop, and electric panel are both in the garage, just run you some conduit on the outside of the wall. What the heck..run 3/4 conduit and a few circuits.
Randy

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#26 posted 02-26-2010 04:40 AM

hello every one im new to this site.Im building interlocking puzzle and i was looking at the HF unit and was gooing to buy tomorrow good thing i came here because i didnt know they had it for 139.00 or that there was a coupon out there for it. popmandude is that the only place to find that coupon? Ill soon will be posting picture of the puzzle im building
thanks for any imput

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#27 posted 02-26-2010 01:29 PM

Yup…Well, its the only place I know of anyway. If ya cant find it dont forget about them 20% off coupons that are floatin around.
Randy

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#28 posted 02-26-2010 03:34 PM

Can the 2hp HF motor be wired to run 240v instead of 120v? That may be a good way around the 20amp issue if the motor will allow for this.

-- Alex

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#29 posted 02-26-2010 03:37 PM

The HF 2HP DC is 120 VAC only.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#30 posted 02-26-2010 04:29 PM

I have the HF 2 HP and I am impressed with the quality. I do use a separate 15a circuit for it and the TS but the 15a works fine.

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#31 posted 02-26-2010 04:51 PM

I have the red mini dc from HF. Iv’e abused it for 5 yrs now.

It is hooked up to a chip collector/garbage can and works well with my jointer and planer.

What it doesn’t do is filter fine dust. Now that I have a drum sander I need something better.

I’ll be getting the 2hp and swapping out the bag with the Wynn 35A cartridge filter also.

-- ALS IK KAN “to the best of my ability,”

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#32 posted 02-26-2010 06:05 PM

No one here has been able to understand how my DC3300 can possibly do the job. The simple fact is that it does work – and works very well, even though it is powered by a ½ HP motor. It is very quiet, and works on a 15 amp 120V circuit. http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/catalog/dustcollection.htm

A dust collector has to do two basic things: Have enough cfm to take away the dust and chips as fast as the machine creates them, and to be able to keep the flow rate at a minimum of 3500 fpm, in order to keep the dust particles suspended in the turbulence of the air stream. The DC3300 with it’s 2 ½” hoses, and relatively short runs is able to satisfy both of these requirements, even when I’m running wide boards in my planer, which is the “worse case” situation in my shop. It also easily sucks up almost all of the fine dust created by my router in my Rockler dovetail jig. Part of the DC3300’s success is in its design. The motor and impeller (fiberglass – not steel) is inside the collection unit – not on an exterior shelf. It is only a 10” straight run from the impeller to the inlet.

There are a lot of recommendations for a 2 HP unit. For a large shop with 30 to 60 foot runs, using 4” and 6” diameter ductwork, this type of dust collection system is necessary. However, it is overkill for a small garage or basement shop, not to mention the additional electrical requirements, and the substantially increased noise level. Many shops put these units in a separate or outside enclosure. Keep in mind the fact that when you go to 4” and 6” ducts, the velocity decreases by the square of the diameter. This is why higher HP is necessary.

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#33 posted 02-26-2010 06:24 PM

Just went down to shop and plugged my HF DC into a 15 amp ckt. Starts fine, no problem.

Plugged Rdgid 6” jointer into same ckt. Started DC and let it get up to speed (2-3 sec.) then started the jointer. Again, no problems.

Good luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#34 posted 02-26-2010 06:38 PM

FWIW, I run my HF DC (allegedly 20 amps) and my various power tools one at a time (biggest load, Ryobi planer, or BT3100 table saw 15 amps) on a single 20 amp circuit with no bogging, no troubles… HOWEVER, if you have a 14 gauge / 15 amp circuit, I would consider running new 12 ga and a 20 amp breaker…

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#35 posted 02-26-2010 07:07 PM

Viking, Thanks. I think I will go ahead and order the HF 2hp unit.

Neil, All of the remotes I see advertised are for up to 1.5 hp models. Did your DC come with a remote? Or did you buy an after market remote?

Thanks,

Billy

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#36 posted 02-26-2010 07:50 PM

Viking wrote:

”Just went down to shop and plugged my HF DC into a 15 amp ckt. Starts fine, no problem.”

Yeah, but my TV just turned off ;-)

Billy: Here's the one I bought. Works like a champ. I also like the fact that it has a remote, a transmitter, AND a receiver. You can make a bank shot if a straight line isn’t convenient!

It’s the 110V unit, obviously.

-- -- Neil

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#37 posted 02-26-2010 07:53 PM

Billy: not to be TOO free with YOUR money, but … you may want to consider the Wynn Cartridge Filter for the DC, too.

Much better air flow AND filtration than the OEM deal.

I got the “high-end” version … because it didn’t seem like THAT much more $$. Others may know better how much difference there is between the various models!

As a package, though … my DC … well … really sucks ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#38 posted 02-26-2010 11:05 PM

Billy;

Neil is correct. The standard bag on the HF DC is 5 micron but, any of the Wynn 35 cartridge filters will get you to sub-1 micron filtering. The regular price on the HF DC is $249 so the savings would almost pay for the Wynn cartridge. The larger surface area of the cartridges (110 sq.ft. or 274 sq. ft.) would give you large increase in volume (CFM) compared to the stock (35 sq. ft.) bag. So your velocity is increased significantly.

Neil;
I am ready to order my Wynn 35 and looking at the spun bond (because it’s washable) or the nano filter. Which one did you get? Do you have a pre-separator in front of your HF DC?

Thanks.

Rick

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#39 posted 02-26-2010 11:14 PM

That setup looks good Neil.

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#40 posted 02-26-2010 11:30 PM

Thanks, Abbott. Easy on the budget, and … working just fine!

Rick: I got the … oops … I lied. Looks like I got the $150 one, from …. this page, and … ayup … I have a Woodcraft plastic cyclonic lid on a metal 30gal garbage can:

Just downstairs jointing, face jointing, and thickness planing some S2S African Mahogany, and …. WHOOSH! Away it goes.

Between that AND that new JDS Air Filtration box …. life in the shop is much better!

-- -- Neil

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#41 posted 02-26-2010 11:40 PM

Neil;

Yes, that’s what I have too. It works great. I have had it hooked up to my HF DC for about 3 weeks and still have a very empty collection bag but almost full 30 gallon can. Considered trying to build a “Thien” lid but, don’t think I can improve much over the Woodcraft lid.

Thinking about building a cart large eough for the HF DC and the trash can using the nice casters from the HF skid to make it portable until I finalize my shop layout. I’m moving from old shop that is about 500 sq. ft. to our large barn which is about 2,500 sq. ft. so, everything is portable for now.

Thanks

Rick

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#42 posted 02-26-2010 11:53 PM

Rick: My experience is the same: can getting full. Bag … not so much. I’d imagine there’s a lot of “Which machines are you using, most” involved there, too. I’ve been heavier on the planer-jointer and thickness planer. I think the balance shifts … a bit … when I do more router table, band saw, and table saw, but … either way … it’s working great.

I also got the swivel coupler for the cyclone lid. For my approach (the long hose moving from machine to machine), it makes it much easier than constantly toppling the garbage can ;-)

I originally considered the Whole Thing On Wheels idea, too, but … for now … went with a slinky-style DC hose that extends to about 27’—figuring … the farther away I could keep the noise, the better. One day … I’d love to plumb the shop, entirely, but ….

When you get that rolling cart built, though, I’d sure like to see the pics!

-- -- Neil

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#43 posted 02-27-2010 12:06 AM

Neil;

I am using a lot of the Rockler Dustright fittings, hose etc. Makes hookup to different tools quick with the Dustright handle and the same hose you have.

Rick

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#44 posted 02-27-2010 05:10 AM

Neil:

Yup, what you got is X10 stuff.

Go to www.ebay.com and look up “x10 Receptacle” to see the options there, look carefully prices and shipping can vary widely.

Also, look up “X10 Transceiver” there you will find a couple of options, I prefer the RR501, but you can choose either.

For the pocket transmitter look up “X10 Remote” you will find a wide selection there, also. I use remotes with 4 on/off pushbuttons on them. You can buy 3 of those for around $12.00 for the set.

I use the Fluorescent Control wall switch to control my fluorescent lights—these do not dim. I also use the dimming wall switches to control my ceiling fans and vary their speeds. You could probably use the fluorescent control switch to turn on and off a standard receptacle. There are also available “appliance modules” which plug into a receptacle and then the item to be controlled plugs into the module. I’m not sure if the “appliance module” could handle the load of a DC but it might be worth checking out. You can control up to sixteen separate groups of units from a single transceiver. A group can have as many devices as you wish to have turn on at a time.

ONE CAUTION these devices are wireless (radio) transmission from the remote to the transceiver and carrier current (a digital signal impressed on the AC line) from the transceiver to the receptacle, switch, speed control or whatever. Some fluorescent fixtures can create noise on the powerline which may interfere with the carrier current signals. If you have those kinds of problems, the solution can be difficult to overcome. If not, the system is really slick.

-- I measured twice and cut twice and it was STILL too damned short! - Teenangel

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#45 posted 02-27-2010 06:28 AM

Greetings all… I got the Wynn Canister filter a couple of days ago, and had nothing but trouble with it. The turnbuckles are too big or long, and won’t hook the rim like it’s supposed to. I had to try 4 small clamps to get it to work, and it blew dust and chips all around the base and fine dust all in the room I keep it in. I’m very aggrivated with this thing, and got into a heated discussion with Mr. Wnn. He wants me to try this and that, and I ain’t gonna do it. I shouldn’t have to re-do or modify something that’s supposed to work to begin with. When I pay that much money for something, I expect it to work as adervitzed…not have to spend my time working on it. I took the thing off and put it in the box, and probably gonna send it back… noone will tell me what the fix it, so to heck with it..if I was doing a review on this sucker, it wouldn’t get a nod….

edit: I got the same filter that Beener has… the 35A NANO… how do you make it work?

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#46 posted 02-27-2010 08:16 AM

Big thanks to Viking for spreading the news about the $139 coupon out of Wood magazine!

I’m just getting started into woodworking, and I’m trying to get a shop together…and it is adding up quick! I have been eyeball’n this DC b/c of the price – and seemingly so, it gets great reviews… After reading this forum last night, I decided to go for it…

This must be a popular model b/c there was another guy at the store asking for one at the same time. There was question as to whether there were more than one in stock – thought we were going to have to go toe-to-toe :) But in the end, they had plenty. The clerk didn’t keep the coupon so I even took it back in the store and gave it to my short lived nemesis. I caught him before he got in line, and he was quite pleased.

Now – off to make some sawdust!

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#47 posted 02-28-2010 06:44 AM

Yes, thanks for the tip. I picked up the 2HP DC from Harbor Freight with that $139 coupon today. I”m working on putting together a trashcan separator for it now.

-- "We are what we repeatedly do; excellence then is not an act but a habit." ---Aristotle

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#48 posted 02-28-2010 07:15 AM

I have the Delta 50-760 and love it. I run the DC and each tool on separate 120V 15amp circuits with no problems.
You can look at my setup here: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/27842

My step-son has a Grizzly very similar to the ones you have links to in your original question in his 1 car shop and is very satisfied with, he added a 1 micron bag to the HF DC. He has 4 machines hooked to it with 4” PVC pipe and blast gates at each machine. The tools are a bandsaw, a 6” jointer, a mitersaw, and a radial arm saw.
This link shows it: http://www.grizzly.com/products/1-HP-Light-Duty-Dust-Collector/G1163

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#49 posted 03-01-2010 07:29 AM

I want to go pick up one of the 2hp DC for $139 at Harbor Freight. Does anyone know where I can buy a copy of Wood Magazine? Does Barnes and Nobles or similar stores carry them?

Thanks

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#50 posted 03-01-2010 07:55 AM

JASON: i got the DC from HF i paid 187.some change i couldnt find the coupon.I notice that when i when and paid the cashier had a 20% coupon next to the register so what she did waas gave me the 20%off but tack on a 2 year replacment warranty so i got at the sale price which is 179.99 but i have to tell you is more than i was expecting it work good ….........Hope fully upgrading the filter at one point ,like those wynn filter,they sound pretty good

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