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Laguna 2HP review

Laguna 2HP review

02-09-2015 04:20 PM by MrSammy | 29 comments »

My wife purchased the 2 HP Laguna Dust Collector for me. I was always hesitant on buying Laguna because of their horrible customer service reviews. I currently have a 14/12 band saw and have had zero problems. I will explain the problems I experienced and explain why I will never purchase a Laguna product ever again. My wife bought me the 2 HP Dust Collector because I do woodworking to cope with my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She copes with my drinking from doing and experiencing e...

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Great cyclonic dust separator

Great cyclonic dust separator

05-29-2012 02:49 AM by Alexandre | 10 comments »

The dust deputy is a great dust separator for my Ridgid shop vac.I gave it 4 stars out of 5 because for a few reasons:1. It’s really unbalanced without a cart when you move it2. Its pretty awkward moving it unless you build a cart.3. Static electricity during dry times is a pain and a hassle as some dust gets in because it tends to stick to the cyclone.4. The container fills up quickly, probably a 35 gal drum would be nice.5. The price is pretty high for a piece of moulded plastic and 2...

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dustcutter II dust collection system paired up with ridgid TS3650

dustcutter II dust collection system paired up with ridgid TS3650

09-04-2013 04:44 PM by yrob | 3 comments »

I have a small shop and use a Ridgid TS3650 contractor style table saw. Dust collection has always been a problem. I have tried enclosing the saw with hardboard pieces in the past but this makes it impossible to tilt your blade as the motor sticks out. I recentlly bought this product, the Dustcutter II from Woodcraft. It is basically a dust bag shaped like a funnel with a 2 1/4” port at the end. It attaches to the table saw from the inside by velcro. The installation guide say...

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My shopvac thanks me

My shopvac thanks me

12-21-2011 10:53 PM by live4ever | 6 comments »

I recently bit on Rockler’s sale on the Dust Right Vortex. I figured it was time to add a separator to my little Fein shopvac, considering I use the vac for all my shop’s dust collection (TS, BS, router table, drum sander, planer, etc.). I have the small model (Turbo I), so you can imagine how quickly it fills up. Up to this point, I was using it with the stock 5 micron cloth bag filter. The DR Vortex is simply a 10 gallon bucket that comes with a lid (the money part), 5 cas...

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Do not buy at this time, manufacturing error

Do not buy at this time, manufacturing error

03-12-2013 02:48 PM by asloanie | 43 comments »

I recently bought one of these, returned it, and now am about to return the replacement. The unit comes with a mounting platform and casters. They must have recently changed caster manufacturers as the new ones do not line up with the pre-drilled holes in the metal platform. Both units I got had this exact problem. If you want to use your own platform or drill new holes yourself, this still could be a usable system. Just an FYI. I would recommend opening the small box the caster...

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Both the tool (and its price) are extraordinary.

Both the tool (and its price) are extraordinary.

01-09-2011 07:22 AM by thiel | 8 comments »

With my new shop in the house (as well as a bit of asthma in both me and the offspring) I’ve needed to invest a lot more money and time into dust collection. I installed a JDS 2hp unit and plumbed piping—even with a reducer which provided benchtop extraction—but I quickly found that I find the noise of the large unit “worth it” only when running the big tools. For the small tools—and particularly the sander—I had been using a combination of a sma...

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Rockler Lathe Dust Hood Item 67899

Rockler Lathe Dust Hood Item 67899

11-16-2009 03:10 AM by FJPetruso | 3 comments »

I’ve found this clear lathe dust collection hood very useful. It take a little bit of planning when setting it up on a lathe such as extending the tail stock support out to make room for your tool rest support and it helps a lot to have a flexible work light that can be kept low & to the rear of the lathe. This keeps the glare off of the flip-down clear shield making it easy to use, see photo. I made a wooden bracket out of the scrap end of an oak newel post, also see photo. The...

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JDS Dust Force

JDS Dust Force

07-26-2009 05:44 AM by buffalosean | 10 comments »

I ordered a steel city 1 1/2 hp dc from woodcraft on mar 6 as a birthday present to myself….. lol. I didn’t come for two months. my local woodcraft store was more than helpful and set me home with the jds 1 1/2 hp dc. I love it. It has a one micron bag. removing the dust bag is way easier than the jet dc. My dust collection is set up for one tool at a time. I have a small weekend/weekday night shop. I’m the only one using it. The collector has stood up very well all...

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Ridgid 16 Gal Pro Vac 1851 a real good performer

Ridgid 16 Gal Pro Vac 1851 a real good performer

10-05-2011 12:41 AM by yrob | 6 comments »

This weekend I went and bought a new shop vacuum. My old crappy one from Lowes was not even powerful enough to vacuum plane shavings.. I went to Home Depot and bought their most powerful one. For $159.00 it is money well invested. It comes with a 16 Gallon tank and plenty of accessories. The port is a standard 2 1/2 ” which is one the the reasons I bough it. There are adapters available to go from 2.5 to 4” and hook up to tools like a planner. This thing is a beast. The suct...

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Delta 50-760 1-1/2 HP 1200 CFM Dust Collector

Delta 50-760 1-1/2 HP 1200 CFM Dust Collector

01-22-2008 02:07 AM by RickL | 3 comments »

Just received and set up my new dust collector for the shop. Since I moved in to the enclosed shop out of the garage, I found the 1 hp JET wasn’t doing the job. What interested me about the Delta is the 1 micron upper bag. After reading the recent reviewsd in WOOD Magazine on dust collectors. and doing my own internet research I settled on this unit. Purchased on-line and shipped in by truck. The box was about 95# and not too hard to handle, luck would have it I was home today to receiv...

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