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Dust Cobra Dust Extractor, 17 Gal

Dust Cobra Dust Extractor, 17 Gal

04-25-2018 01:52 AM by JBrow | 2 comments »

Purchase. The 17 gallon Oneida Dust Cobra Dust Extractor along with the optional 2.5” x 25’ CleanShop Vacuum Hose Kit replaced a 1980s Craftsman Shop Vac outfitted with Oneida’s Dust Duty. The Craftsman was showing signs of wear. The Craftsman began making noise when shut off, probably dry bearings. Shop vacs and dust extractors were considered, but the Dust Cobra seemed to offer more. It is designed for a 2-1/2” hose. An Industrial Dust Cobra, which includes a drum dolly...

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4" PVC Pipe to 4" Dust Collection Hose

4" PVC Pipe to 4" Dust Collection Hose

04-01-2018 03:11 PM by copythat | 11 comments »

I made my own inexpensive dust collection system using 4” PVC sewer pipe and fittings from Lowe’s. The parts were a fraction of the cost of true dust collection ducting and fittings. The one issue I had was that the diameter of the sewer pipe I used was too narrow to get a nice fit for the flexible drop down dust hose. To solve the problem, I invested in Dust Right transitions and they fit perfectly. Although pricey at $15 each, I thought they were money well spent.

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Oneida’s Dust Deputy-The Industrial Steel Version

Oneida’s Dust Deputy-The Industrial Steel Version

02-24-2018 04:11 PM by Commarato53 | 3 comments »

I recently bought the steel version of the dust deputy at $129.00. Two days later Oneida upped the price to 199.00, so I got in just in time. I went with the steel version because often I vacuum up metal swarf from my machine shop tools as well as wood dust. This unit is well built heavy steel with a thick powder coat. I purchased a 14 gallon Eagle brand container with a removable clamped top. The Eagle Container is fantastic extremely heavy HDPE plastic that won’t collapse under pressur...

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Noteworthy parts used on my INCRA router table cabinet . . .

Noteworthy parts used on my INCRA router table cabinet . . .

02-19-2018 05:01 AM by copythat | 6 comments »

I used Rockler’s 4” and 2-1/2” Keyed Bridge Hose Clamps on my router table cabinet and they are fantastic. They sit in the spiral of the hose with no awkward positioning over the wire that spirals through the hose. They are a great improvement over standard hose clamps. The 4” can be found here: http://www.rockler.com/4-keyed-bridge-hose-clampsThe 2-1/2” can be found here: http://www.rockler.com/2-1-2-keyed-bridge-hose-clamps I also used Rockler’s...

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Tiny, but powerful

Tiny, but powerful

01-09-2018 09:54 PM by MrRon | 8 comments »

I have been looking for a small, inexpensive vacuum cleaner that I can attach to an orbital spindle sander. My DC and 16 gal vacuum is overkill for this task. Searching through catalogs, I came across this. It is 1 HP, 1 gallon capacity. I read reviews on-line and just about all were 4 and 5 star. On the positive side, suction is powerful for it’s diminutive size and it is light. On the negative side, it was loud, the cord and the hose was too short. For less than $40 and free shipping,...

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Expandable hose works well, is awkward to store

Expandable hose works well, is awkward to store

12-20-2017 07:03 AM by leftcoaster | 1 comment »

I got this hose to use with the collection of tools for which I don’t have dedicated blast gates. The hose works great. It’s easy to extend and does what it is supposed to do. What’s less awesome is “how do I store this thing without it spilling all over the place?” Well, I came up with a solution. You can see it here: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/252057#reply-4284593

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Craftex CX404 Damaged and DOA Out of the Box

Craftex CX404 Damaged and DOA Out of the Box

06-05-2017 05:33 AM by Shaun | 11 comments »

Thanks to everyone for the advice on dust collection a few months back. I decided to start with a decent dust collector that could pull off > 800 CFM. Being in Canada, we have limited options and sometimes it’s hard to choose a good piece of equipment. The equipment that everyone swears by might not be available in Canada or it might cost a mint to get it here. And it’s also noteworthy that even the most reputable company might produce a lemon from time to time. Having looke...

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Harbor Freight 2 hp dust collector modification

Harbor Freight 2 hp dust collector modification

05-30-2017 01:28 AM by wuddoc | 7 comments »

A number of LJ’s have written about the quality, problems, solutions and modifications concerning the Harbor Freight 2 HP 70 gal. dust collector. We have encountered all the same kinds of problems and decided to modify the unit. Minimizing equipment footprint is always a concern due to shop space. The HF DC took up additional space because the dust collector dual 4” plastic dust inputs extended out over the carts side footprint. In addition the base was flimsy as other LJ have indicate...

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Surprisingly Effective Collection

Surprisingly Effective Collection

04-30-2017 06:39 PM by pintodeluxe | 6 comments »

Okay so I had my doubts going in that this contraption would work at all. So many of these dust collection contraptions interfere with the use of the tool, so I often don’t use them. I have a Bench Dog router top and fence with a shop made enclosed cabinet as the base. I use a Ridgid “6.5 hp” shop vac to do the collecting. The dust collection (before installing the Dust Router) was actually fairly good through the fence. However, the cabinet quickly filled with chips and...

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Design features miss the mark

Design features miss the mark

04-22-2017 12:35 PM by EarlS | 11 comments »

Laguna C Flux 1.5 HP Dust Collector – 3 Stars – it provides good air flow and suction with 2 stage filtration. The rest of the design misses the mark. Earlier this spring, I ordered a Laguna C Flux, 1.5 HP dust collector ($1000) from Rockler with direct shipping from Laguna. After 2 weeks of waiting for a shipping confirmation I called Rockler and they said they would check on a delivery date. A week later and still no response so I called and e-mailed Laguna directly and sp...

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