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Harbor Freight 2HP Dust Collector

by Lee Imbimbo
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Abbott

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#1 posted 1592 days ago

They are the best value DC available.

The best part is if you get your finger stuck in the impeller you can sue them for not having an impellerstop.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 1592 days ago

Lots of us have one.

I do.

I would—in all sincerity—suggest a forum search.

The overall opinion is uniformly pretty high. Many have added a cartridge filter for increased air flow and better filtration.

If you do a Google search, in addition, you’ll find other mods (eg, “stovepipe modification”) that other users have made to get even better performance out of theirs.

Mine has the Wynn 35A cartridge filter, and is hooked to a remote control. I also run a Woodcraft Trash Can Cyclone Lid sitting atop a 30gal metal trash can. Does a great job.

I’m a one-man shop, so … no ducting or blast gates. I just move the hose from machine to machine. Works quite well, for my needs … and … for my $$$!

You did good!

-- -- Neil

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interpim

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#3 posted 1592 days ago

I was looking to buy this with the coupon in a recent issue of Wood Magazine… now I don’t have to cut up the magazine :) Just ordered one, thanks for the heads up :)

-- San Diego, CA

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Lee Imbimbo

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#4 posted 1592 days ago

But abbott if I only loss one finger than it will look like I was cautiously trying to hurt myself, seeing as I’d have to sacrifice my left pinky. I think I might have to make it more believable, maybe be willing to loss an arm or something =D.

I just found myself starring at the thing and thinking well crap it’s almost worth it just to scrap it and turn it into a modified cyclone. Thanks for the advice guys. Does anyone else have any suggestions.

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#5 posted 1592 days ago

Does anyone else have any suggestions.

Yes, put one of these in front of it, you’ll love it. Thein cyclone

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#6 posted 1592 days ago

Lee,

I have one with the aformentioned Thien Separator. Works great! GO FOR IT!!

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#7 posted 1592 days ago

Just in case anyone needs a coupon for the store to honor the pricing. This was in my inbox yesterday (so you don’t have to cut up your WOOD magazine like I did a week ago). Good through 3/24.

:(

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/common/displayCoupon.do?week=1210&campaign=RetailB_v3&page=coupon10.html&single=true&cust=00128730161&keycode=0000

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#8 posted 1592 days ago

I have the HF collector with bags (1 micron) that I bought from Highland Woodworking. Works just fine for my applications.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#9 posted 1592 days ago

I’m using it as is, and it’s a significant upgrade from my old Craftsman 600ffm collector. I bought it with the intent on using the motor and blower to build a cyclone. If you use Bill Pentz’s plans, it’ll result in a fairly large cyclone. An alternative is the Wood magazine cyclone plans. Not sure if or when I’ll ever do it, but it does work great as is.

-- Gerry, http://home.comcast.net/~cncwoodworker/CNC_Woodworker.html

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Lee Imbimbo

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#10 posted 1592 days ago

I’m just staring at the $140 price tag and thinking man that is about as cheap as it gets. From other’s posts on the website it would even appear that it is possible to upgrade the filter quiet significantly which would help come close to meeting Bill Pentz’s filtration specifications.

I was also thinking that it would be easy to either one build a cyclone or use something like the Super Dust Deputy in combination with it to get a trying cyclone separator.

Anything thoughts from the peanut gallery.

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#11 posted 1592 days ago

“Lots of us have one.

I do.”

x2

-- That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” ― Aldous Huxley

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NBeener

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#12 posted 1592 days ago

Lee Imbimbo:

Yup.

Mine’s just a f’rinstance:

I can’t speak for CFM changes directly attributable to either the cyclone/separator OR the Wynn. Maybe others can.

All I can say (reiterate) is that … the setup works quite well, for me, given I only ever ask it to work with a single tool, at any given time—table saw, band saw, planer, jointer, router table, etc., etc.

Would I keep this DC, if/when I decide to plumb the entire shop, using blast gates? Probably. It’s probably also possible to use TWO machines, in parallel, to work in such a system.

I think I have $260 into the whole thing … plus another $50 for the remote control. I’m perfectly happy with the performance AND the price (a/k/a value).

-- -- Neil

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dmorgantx

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#13 posted 1591 days ago

I’ll weigh in too- I have one of these and am very pleased. I do have to say that rather than ‘cheapest of the cheapest’- I am AMAZED at the quality / what you get for the money.

I did put a Wynn cartridge on mine because I am concerned about the finer dust (@ $110 or something for the .5 micron paper blend).

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#14 posted 1591 days ago

I think this is a great buy for the money I have similar and paid nearly £300 uk each tell me with these fine catridges you can buy for them do they not restrict air flow a lot? I had a friend had one and it kept clogging up.I use mine both indoors and don’t have any problems as yet without them.However they are quite newish.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Lee Imbimbo

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#15 posted 1591 days ago

I’m thinking I’m going to try the setup that NBeener is showing, before modifying it it further. Do the trashcan separators work on par with the more traditional cyclone design? Or is there a downside to using the trashcan designs?

I’m hoping that the whole mess will work out for me, seeing as I’ll only really be hooking it up to one machine at a time.

I wonder if modifying it to handle a 6” duct, like what Bill Pentz suggest would do anything for it?

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baldeaglebaby

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#16 posted 1591 days ago

I just saw this on sale tonight at HF. Thinking about getting it tomorrow. All the comments here are helping me make the decision. Can anyone tell me how load it is? I am use to a loud shop vac so I am wondering if this is an improvement.

Thanks

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jockmike2

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#17 posted 1591 days ago

The Wood Magazine coupons are good until May. I just got one too.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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RMH

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#18 posted 1591 days ago

I have one plumbed with blast gates and the trash can seperator and it works well. It is significantly less noisy than the shop vac that I used to use.

-- Ron in central Ohio

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CL810

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#19 posted 1590 days ago

Check out this HF set up: HF Mod

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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Lee Imbimbo

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#20 posted 1590 days ago

So my thoughts are that one could do something similar to the modification made in CL810’s link, combine it with a cyclone. Something either shop made or purchased, like the Oneida Super Dust Deputy:

http://store.oneida-air.com/thesuperdustdeputy.aspx ($290) (or shop built for maybe half of that)

Modify the front inlet for the blower to 6” per Bill Pentz’s suggestions. (circle of MDF + 6” PVC)

Add the Wynn 35A filter with interior filter paddles $150+modification parts(maybe $50)

I was wondering if making a modification like adding the Thein baffle to the inner collector ring would be worth it, like what this person did:

http://www.cgallery.com/smf/index.php?topic=71.0

I’m hoping what else I could do to supercharge this dust collector.

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NBeener

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#21 posted 1590 days ago

baldeaglebaby:

The Harbor Freight unit tested at 81 decibels.

Among the 12 DCs tested, in a Wood Magazine comparison, the quietest was 78dB and the loudest was 85dB (distance not given).

A quick Google led me to an article in which a Shop Vac’s noise level seems to be between about 81dB and 90dB (at five feet).

Hope this helps!

-- -- Neil

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Lee Imbimbo

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#22 posted 1590 days ago

Hmmm, I did leave out a muffler.

I’ll turn this $140 dollar dust collector into a $1000 DC yet. I’m sure my wife will be happy =D

Predicted conversation should go as follows:
Her: I thought you said that you were buying this thing because it was the cheap version and would work fine for the time being, until you saved money properly?

Me: Yes sweetie but look at how much cooler it is with this little round thing on it!

Her: How much does that round thing cost?

Me: Yeah but sweetie, look it does this, that and the other thing now

Her: So does this mean you won’t want to more expensive one later if you could afford it?

Me: Well…

Her: Evil Eye

Me: Yeah but it is shiny.

Alright I’m done amusing myself

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NBeener

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#23 posted 1590 days ago

Another woodworker’s page about how he hot-rodded HIS HF 2HP DC:

http://workingwoods.com/hot_rodding_a_DC.htm

Go get ‘em!

-- -- Neil

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fussy

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#24 posted 1590 days ago

Lee, Congratulations on a wise purchase. That puppy is fabulous. To improve it, 1) go to www.wynnenv.com and get the 35a kit for $104.00. It bolts on in minutes and quadruples air flow while improving filtering to 95% or more at .5 microns! Next6, go to www.cgallery.com/smf.index/php. Look at some of the posts in there about how to modify it with a Thien sEPARATOR. It’s easy, cheap (scrap) and very effective. Read all you can there and you’ll be on the way to actual dust control without a lot of expense or work.

Good luck,
Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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CL810

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#25 posted 1590 days ago

Is there an advantage of cartridge filters over bag filters? Highland’s website has a .1 micron bag. I’m wondering if you replace a 5 micron bag with a .1 micron bag, do you have to change the bag size or make an other modifications?

-- "It's amazing how much can go wrong when you think you know what you're doing."

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Viking

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#26 posted 1590 days ago

The cartridge filter from Wynn is about 275 sq. ft of filter area. The 5 micron bag is about 35 sq. ft. You are increasing filter area by almost factor of 8 times increasing velocity of the moving air while improving filtration to sub 1 micron levels.

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

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zzzzdoc

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#27 posted 1590 days ago

I’m certainly not the first to do this, but when you at the Wynn 35A cartridge, the airflow increase was unmistakable. Huge Difference, much less the increased safety factor.

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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#28 posted 1590 days ago

If you are going to buy this unit here is a tip-
Go to the HF link for this unit and print the page, bring your 20% coupon with you.
I did this yesterday (the display price in store was 179.99) told them online the advertised price $139.99, and showed them the print out. I paid $111.00 and change for this dust collector....SWEET !
You can’t use the coupon for the $139.00 price that is in the magazines with a 20% off coupon, but of course I figured out how to get around that….LOL
I have had the 1 HP portable unit for a year now and it still runs like a champ, except I sucked a big chunk of purpleheart into it and bent every impeller. It’s loud now but still works fine.
I have more tools to hook up now and wanted increase in CFM.
Can’t wait to get it running….

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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Raymond

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#29 posted 1590 days ago

I have that collector, and it works wonderfully. I highly recommend it.

-- Ray

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fussy

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#30 posted 1590 days ago

Everybody:

My recent experience with the HF dc modified with the Wynn Environmental 35A filter AND a Thien separator in the collector ring is:
1.) Airflow is dramatically increased. I go tool-to-tool because I haven’t room to assign each one a fixed spot, and I cannot afford a ductwork network which, in my view, adds complication, expense, and a large hit in cfm. But in this configuration it is wonderful.
2) With the Thien separator added, the dust makes a 45* beeline to the bottom of the bag and STAYS there. So far, next to nothing has gotten to the filter. It STAYS in the bag! This means no clogging of the filter with chips and NO NEED for fins internally to knock them out.
3) It works so well that I see one problem. The bag will fill and they’re a booger for a guy with arthritic hands to change. Therefore my next thing will be to build another separator mounted on a 30 gal. garbage BETWEEN the dc inlet and the tool—planer and jointer are the biggest producers of the largest chips—so that the dc has to deal only with the fine dust. The bag doesn’t fill as fast dealing with smaller particles, the filter doesn’t work as hard, and the air stays CLEAN.
4) I’m doing what many others have done and am adding a second separator lid for the garbage can so it can be used with my shop vac which gets all the dust from smaller tools such as ros, routers, drill-press, etc. IN this way the most dangerous dust related task—emptying the vac and cleaning the filter is made safer and less frequent. The majority of it goes into the can.

I encourage everyone to go to www.cgallery.com/smf/index.php and spend a few hours perusing the site. There’s a TON of information there, lots of guys who have improved their dcs for pennies using scrap, and that is the whole point. If you have questions, Phil or senior members answer promptly.

The HF dc is a great buy, and hotrodded can be more effective than setups costing hundreds of dollars more.

Hope this helps,
Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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dbhost

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#31 posted 1590 days ago

Another happy HF 97869 DC user. Mine is fitted with the Wynn 35A, and a Thien Cyclone (55 gallon drum version). It works very well. Just don’t hit it with a TON of material at once, say like running the planer then realizing you forgot to turn the DC on, that can jam it up pretty quick… For now I am dragging hose from machine, but I am in a small shop, and no run is really all that long… My intended configuration is to run 20’ of S&D down the “tool wall” with Y fittings and blast gates to the major stations.

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

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jm82435

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#32 posted 1590 days ago

The fun haters at my local HF store wouldn’t price match the online price and honor the 20% off. (I am assuming it is because I am not as cute as Dustbunny.)

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Abbott

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#33 posted 1590 days ago

I am having the same luck with my Thein Separator Fussy it catches almost everything even the fines.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Lee Imbimbo

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#34 posted 1590 days ago

Well, see now you are all trying to keep me in the realm of mechanic rather than wood worker =D. So far I’ve restored a table saw body, started restoring it’s motor (minor wiring replacements really), and not I’ll be modifying a dust collector, probably mostly with sheet metal. Who would think that before I could make sawdust I would need to sheet metal shavings, and rust piles =D.

I’m sure I’ll go to fire up the table saw cut my first piece of wood and think to myself you know I could make my own something or another that has me welding next.

I’ve often joked with my wife about figuring out a way to weld a frame onto my Honda Accord so that I can carry plywood back from the lumberyard. Every other guy drives up in a truck and here I am with this Jerry rigged frame welded to a Gold Honda Accord looking all stylish and well out of place.

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zzzzdoc

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#35 posted 1590 days ago

Where’s the 20% HF coupon?

-- Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

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dustbunny

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#36 posted 1590 days ago

If you read the 20% coupon fine print, it says ” offer good on in-stock merchandise only. Savings discount percentage off Harbor Freight current prices, including sale prices.” $139.99 is an advertised sale price, the coupon doesn’t say it cannot be used with online prices, HF is advertising at that price so you should be able to use the coupon. I would argue it with them, that’s just me though. $139.99 is still a great price, I just like to get better deals if I can.

zzzzdoc- check your Wood Magazine, also my husband subscribes to various motorcycle magazines and they have them too.

jm82435- It’s not because I’m cute, it’s because I am ferocious. LOL Grrrhhh !!

Lisa

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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Lee Imbimbo

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#37 posted 1589 days ago

How do people feel about how the Thein Cyclone works, versus a more traditional cyclone? I mean I’ve downloaded plans in the past of how to make your own cyclone from both Shop Notes, and Woodstore.net

Both of these would be rather easy to make, and would be a more traditional cyclone. Admittedly the Thein cyclone is far cheaper and much easier to create.

On a side note, when I went to purchase the dust collector they wouldn’t allow me to use the 20% off coupon. However, I screwed up and showed them the 139 price as an online coupon rather than taking the approach of saying hey online you are selling it at this price.

Also don’t fall for them trying to sell you the extended 1 year warranty, it is total crap. The only thing it does is allow you to come into the store for repairs to the unit, when Harbor Freight seems more than willing to help you with repairs and replacement parts over the phone.

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Viking

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#38 posted 1589 days ago

Here is my setup. Similar to Neil’s but, I mounted everything on a common base for more mobility in the shop. Added bungee cords and eye hooks to stablize the trash can and use the extendable Dust Right hose and handle to connect to my tools.

Good Luck!

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

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jm82435

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#39 posted 1589 days ago

Dustbunny: I hope you were not insulted by my accusing you of being cute. That was just my lame attempt at being cute. You seem to have a good report with the people at your local store since this isn’t the first time you have used your 20% off to your advantage. (yeah, I still remember your TS gloat)
I live about 100 miles from the nearest HF store. Rather than drive up there to be disappointed, I called to see if they had them in stock and if they would price-match the online price + honor the discount coupon. They had them in stock but wouldn’t honor the price-match and discount – The extra savings to drive 200 miles round trip to go get it wasn’t that appealing to me anyway; so I just settled for ordering it online. (Although I have been looking for an excuse to go to Billings and meet Todd Clippinger)

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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Lee Imbimbo

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#40 posted 1589 days ago

Make sure you check the box. I live a distance that makes it annoying to go to the harbor freight store, while not 100 miles it is still annoying. But make sure you check the contents of your box before leaving the store, because when I opened mine up at home I found that the collector ring was bent with a really sharp crease in it, that the face plate on the blower was bent inward and interferes with the fan blade, and that the 5” hose was nicked open , probably by the sharp edge on the collector ring =P. However, Harbor Freight is handling the situation and gave me no problems about sending replacement parts for repair. So shipping accident + Decent Customer Service so far has made me happy with the product so far. As long as I get the replacement parts in good order than I have no problem. I will keep you guys posted if anything goes horribly wrong.

But lesson learned check the box before leaving the store =D. Less you want to haul a 103 pound box back into the car, and across town for a 45 minute one way trip, followed by the inevitable hour long wait to find out that all the remaining units have similar damage, and that they then have to order the replacements from the warehouse anyways, then you drive back home for 45 minutes with no replacement parts, wait a week, then come back to the store to hopefully find that the replacement came in ok. Or you can just phone Harbor Freight directly for replacement parts, and they’ll send them in the mail. I think the latter seems like a better option =D.

But as I said Harbor Freight hasn’t given me any hassle about sending replacements so far.

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#41 posted 1589 days ago

Thanks for the tip. I’ve been thinking about getting one & I also had a 20% coupon, so my cost was around $112.00. You just can’t beat that…no way…no how.

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#42 posted 1589 days ago

I have had three Hf units and their a real bargain go for it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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dustbunny

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#43 posted 1589 days ago

jm82435- no offense taken at all – I thought it was cute. Hehe

-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com

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#44 posted 1589 days ago

I’ve had this collector for two weeks now…

So far so good.

I tried it on a 15 amp circuit and noticed a huge difference in the way the motor sounded on start up vs. a 20 amp circuit.

I plan on running a dedicated circuit for this machine along with upgrading to a cartridge filter.

I already have a seperator.

I think this is a great value at $139.

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

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Lee Imbimbo

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#45 posted 1589 days ago

Alright slight update. Harbor Freight sad that the replacement parts will take six to eight weeks to get them to me, because they don’t stock them and have to special order those replacement parts from the manufacturer.

In the meantime I think I’ll try and hammer out the dents and make due with what I have.

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#46 posted 1589 days ago

Picked my HF dc yesterday! A question for those who have put on the Wynn 35A filter. How does it attach to the dc?

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fussy

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#47 posted 1589 days ago

Baldy,

Real simple, depending how flexible you are. Take the top bag off and ditch it. Take the bottom bag off and ditch it unless it’s plastic. Save the clamps. Youi’ll use one on the bottom and one for a SPARE. If you choose to leave the collector ring on, just plop the filter on, center it and hook the bottom ledge of the filter to the edge of the cone with the three turnbuckles, space them about 120* apart, tighten them evenly, put the lower bag (plastic) back on. It is easier to install the bag if you pre-streatch it. Make sure all of its edge is well above the lower ring, apply the band, and tighten. Turn it on and FEEL THE POWER! Pretty simple. Should have been instructions inthe box in 3 languages; French, Italian, and Hebrew.

Have fun and consider the Thien separator mentioned here. It’s a real miricle. Dust begone.

Hope this helps,

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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baldeaglebaby

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#48 posted 1589 days ago

Thanks a lot Fussy. Think I will give it a try, and yes, I will get the Thien separator as well. A local distributor has this jet filter currently on sale http://www.equipmentsalesandsurplus.com/productDetail.cfm?type=surplus&productID=941&categoryID=35 . What do you think? Is this worth a try? I realize it is a 2 micron filter but it is considerable cheaper and also local so no shipping charges?

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dbhost

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#49 posted 1589 days ago

FWIW, 1 micron is the standard you should be shooting for. There really isn’t much sense in going with a 2 micron canister. Honestly .5 micron is way better than 1 for filtering the fine stuff that we are concerned with…

The Jet canister filter you are pointing at is too small for the 97869, and doesn’t filter down fine enough. Mind you I am the biggest proponent of getting the most bang for your buck, but I think you’d be sorry if you got that instead of saving your nickels. The Wynn filter is worth every penny I have spent on mine. You really won’t regret spending the extra there…

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

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Lee Imbimbo

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#50 posted 1589 days ago

I’ve been in contact with Rick Wynn of Wynn Environmental. And he said that he recommends the typical Spun Bond Filter for regular woodworking purposes. According to him it is a much more durable filter, and will last most hobbiest a lifetime. He said the only real reason for the NANO filter is for when you are working with much more toxic woods and for when you want to filter things like smoke and spray mists, were the smaller particles are of major concern to our health.

My thinking is that I’ll just roll the DC right out on my driveway and put the mobile tool that I’m currently using right at the door of the garage and that way the majority of the dust that leaves the canister will stay outside.

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