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Harbor freight 2hp dust collector....

Harbor freight 2hp dust collector....

08-08-2010 05:06 AM by njcraftsman | 26 comments »

A Year ago when I was building my shop, I was shopping around for a dust collector to be the heart of my system. I looked at general, jet, grizzly etc. But then I read several really postive reviews on the HF 2hp model. I had a coupon for 169.00 for it so I figured why not. Let me tell you this thing is at least the equal of all of those other’s! I actually got a chance to examine a jet, and a grizzly….and they are almost identical.(makes you wonder if there not made in the same ...

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G0703P - Ignore the naysayers

G0703P - Ignore the naysayers

08-01-2012 04:22 AM by Gary777 | 25 comments »

Hello All, I finally upgraded to a better DC system for my shop. I had previously built a Thien Baffle for my HF DC and that worked pretty well (better than the stock HF DC) but I still had fine dust everywhere. I sold that DC before I moved last year. In setting up my new shop I decided to treat myself so I started the hunt, I knew I wanted a Cyclone from past research and I also knew the size of the duct had a large part to play in its efficiency. I did a good amount of research and n...

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Powermatic 1200 Air Cleaner

Powermatic 1200 Air Cleaner

05-09-2009 07:02 AM by Scott Bryan | 24 comments »

Installation Assembly of a tool could not have been simpler. The only real assembly consisted of attaching 4 anchor eye bolts to the tool’s cabinet. I chose to mount it to the ceiling in order to control fine dust within the shop. This is definately a two person job since the assembled cabinet weighs about 70 pounds. The unit has three fan speeds and can be set for either continuous operation or set via a timer for 1 to 4 hours. Performance The cleaner will remove 99 percen...

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All I wanted was quiet but recieved so much more

All I wanted was quiet but recieved so much more

01-12-2011 01:39 PM by Siegel_KenEvil | 24 comments »

I’ve been wanting to replace my noisy Rigid only because it’s noisy. I wasn’t expecting all the other features. The wall mount frees up valuable floor space. The hoses are much more flexible than I’m accustom to. They feel more like rubber than plastic. They are the smaller diameter but the the main unit and the hose ends appears to be able to accept the larger (2.25” I think) hoses if you prefer. I like the conventional dust bag. It appears to be an op...

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6" Thein Dust Seperator works great

6" Thein Dust Seperator works great

12-13-2010 07:01 AM by rawdawgs50 | 23 comments »

This seperator works great and cost less than $40 if you have scrap MDF/ Laminate laying around. See video of it in action on youtubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZSK88Hjl3A I wrote up a complete step by step process for building this seperator if anyone is interested http://www.jpthien.com/smf/index.php?topic=429.msg2187#msg2187

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Wow, talk about misleading ratings

Wow, talk about misleading ratings

01-02-2015 07:48 PM by philba | 23 comments »

I have yet to use this product but was struck by their labeling when I opened it up. The first picture shows the outside of the box clearly stating 15A current capacity. The second picture shows the inside where the device itself says 12A and the sticker says 9A. No where on the outside does it say 9 (or even 12) amps. While I get that ratings can change, having 3 different ratings is disturbing. I think it’s really bad when the outside says one thing but the inside says another. T...

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The only WW machine I've regretted to date

The only WW machine I've regretted to date

04-18-2016 02:33 AM by Bear1219 | 23 comments »

-1 star for poor fit and finish-1 star for constant sensor failure-1 star for poor customer service I’m usually very happy with all the major woodworking machines I’ve bought, with the exception of my dust collector. It has been the biggest regretted/mistake I’ve made to date. The pictures speak more then words. Before anyone says anything, Yes I did assemble the unit correctly and spent a lot of time doing so making sure it was correct. All connections either have silico...

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Dust Collector Remote Switch from Rockler ON SALE

Dust Collector Remote Switch from Rockler ON SALE

06-29-2010 08:00 PM by los | 22 comments »

Fellow Jocks, saw this remote switch on sale at Rockler for $45 marked down from $72(on sale on the web, just tell the retail guy and they will look it up). I had a gift card and picked one up. Set it up in my basement shop and worked like a charm. Now I dont have to move tools around to reach the DC switch.

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For The Money Unlikely To Be Beat, But Must Have Sense Of Humor When Assembling

For The Money Unlikely To Be Beat, But Must Have Sense Of Humor When Assembling

01-02-2011 02:50 AM by MattMcC | 22 comments »

So, we will be moving into a new house this summer and I will be moving my woodworking tools to the basement from the garage, where opening the garage door and running a shop vac provided adequate ventiliation and dust collection. Not so in the new basement, so I decided I would invest in a dust collector. After reading many reviews, it seemed that the Harbor Freight 2HP DC unit was a fair value. I decided to take the harbor freight plunge given the cost of name brand units and with my fin...

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Inexpensive Remote

Inexpensive Remote

09-23-2012 02:24 AM by TheDane | 22 comments »

After repeated problems with the remote control on my dust collector, I hit on a less costly and (so far) more reliable solution. One day I was walking through the electrical department at the local big box and saw these … they sell for $11.99. For that, you get the wireless switch that plugs into the service outlet like a wall wart and a remote control that can manage three of these devices. I bought 3 of them … use one on my air cleaner, one on my dust collector, and one o...

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