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Review by dbray45 posted 1358 days ago 3531 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have a generic 2HP dust collector that had a bag filter. This system, when started up, would give off a pretty good puff of dust in the air, kind of defeating what it was suppored to do. I recently bought a cannister filter and new bottom bag for this from Penn State. The overall permformance is much better and the dust in the shop much less. They give the filter a liftime warranty. They have differnt size filters to fit different rigs and for the price, wasn’t too bad when you include the warranty.

-- David in Damascus, MD




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#1 posted 1358 days ago

I too purchased their canister filter and have been very pleased. Not only do they do a better job of filtering, down to 1 micron or less, but they increase the surface area 10 fold. This makes the dust collector a lot more efficient.

-- Rich in Richmond -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

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#2 posted 1357 days ago

Generic 2HP dust collector, I assume you mean HF? So which filter you get for that?
THX.

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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#3 posted 1357 days ago

I’ve been thinking about probably the same generic 2hp dc for a bit (hf). Did you see an increase in suction with the new filter? I’ve heard that they do.

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#4 posted 1356 days ago

Don’t click on that link from karriejamesq, it’s spam that’s hard to close.

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#5 posted 1356 days ago

Harbor Freight. It works nice – with a few adjustments—yes now it sucks about 30% better

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#6 posted 1355 days ago

How much did you pay for the filter?
How did you do mount it?
Do you use a cyclone separator?
Does it come with a mean to clean the inside of it?
Thank you.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 1355 days ago

Somewhere around $130, screws, no, paddles on the inside, your welcome

I also bought a cloth bag to use instead of the plastic bag. I comes with its own metal band that goes into a loop so you don’t have to fight the bag and the band simultaniously.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#8 posted 1355 days ago

David,
you do not tell me how you installed the canister on the HF.
Did you make a plywood adapter or something similar?

-- Bert

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#9 posted 1355 days ago

If you look at the pictures above, they have 4 screws with knobs. The filter cannister sets on top of the unit and with these set screws, anchors to the frame. They have different sizes of cannister filters for different systems. There was no retrofit required. Sets on top of the green center. I am adding the picture of the dust collector.

David

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#10 posted 1355 days ago

Thank you david

-- Bert

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#11 posted 1354 days ago

Hope it is a help

David

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#12 posted 1354 days ago

Yes and thank you David.
Have a blessed day.
Bert

-- Bert

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#13 posted 1354 days ago

I am thinking about upgrading my HF to a canister filter. I assume the flappers rotate and wipe the inside of the filter. Do they work or just press the dust into the filter? Does the filter seal well to the DC? What material is you filter made of? The reason I ask is Wynn sells a polyester canister for $150.00. It doesn’t have the paddles and I have read that you have to fabricate up a mounting system to the HF DC. A lot of LJ’s speak highly of the Wynn but in my mind with a paddle set up and ease of mounting, the Penn is a better deal for less money.

One more thing- How well does the bottom bag seal to the machine? I’m always chasing leaks with the factory plastic bag.

Thanks-

-- Tom, MI, SC

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#14 posted 1354 days ago

Tom, A word of caution about the paddles.
I read several times that they destroy the inside of the filter.
They wear the inside of the filter and they create holes in the filter media.

-- Bert

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#15 posted 1354 days ago

The filter, per Penn State, has an unlimited warranty, May want to ask them about Bert’s question and let me know. Makes sense that it could wear but then again, I have been using this fairly hard and have not had a reason to turn it yet. There has been little pressure built up to signify blockage.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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