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mski

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05-29-2015 01:06 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection harbor freight oneida

Hi , I just got one of these and I see its a new model, all grey .
Anyone know if they improved it or just found some new paint ?
I got it hooked up to a Oneida SDD , works very well and quiet too. Glad I didnt shell out for the Jet 2 HP like I was. SO FAR anyway.
Mark

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL


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#1 posted 05-30-2015 02:57 PM

I would like to know also because I’m thinking about making the purchase

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#2 posted 05-30-2015 03:04 PM

I have the old model and it works great.

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#3 posted 05-30-2015 03:45 PM

Might want to upgrade the upper bag to a felted one. I use those available from Highland Woodworking. They work very well.
Bill

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#4 posted 05-30-2015 03:49 PM

Has a felted bag, with the cyclone not much gets up there, thinking about adding a Thein baffle to the doughnut for extra separation.

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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#5 posted 05-30-2015 05:34 PM

Here are some images , 10” impeller, as you can see they cant get away without some green Temporary setuo going to make a steel cart.

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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#6 posted 05-30-2015 05:43 PM

You’re going to need a bigger bucket! :-)
And, if you think about it, all the air being sucked up has to go out through that cloth bag. Not good for your lungs. Better filtration would be a good upgrade to consider.

Good luck. That dust collector has worked well for me.
Mike

I have replaced the cloth filter with a Wynn NANO Cartridge filter

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#7 posted 05-30-2015 05:47 PM

Thinking about a filter but my doors are always open South CA. and when I put it on a cart it will be rolled outside
Temporary setup, bigger barrel coming, filled that bucket 5 times only a tsp of dust in bag. beats the heck out of my Delta drum top DC

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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#8 posted 05-30-2015 10:20 PM

Looks the same, but that bucket won’t last long

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#9 posted 05-30-2015 10:46 PM

Going to get mine this week as well – hope it works as good :) what size felt bag does it take the 14 or 20”?

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#10 posted 05-30-2015 10:49 PM

Get the wynn 35A style filter. Well worth it. The stuff it filters is the stuff that neither the cyclone nor the thiene baffle will separate. That is why it is not in your bucket or your bag.

-Brian

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mski

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#11 posted 05-31-2015 01:02 AM

20 ” bag
It is a felt bag, not really thick though
bucket is temp untill I buld a steel cart.
No filter needed will be rolled outside when in use
Thanks

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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#12 posted 05-31-2015 11:08 AM

I have the same setup, I bought my DC used and changed the upper filter bag over to a Big Horn 1 Micron bag. I noticed a big differenet in the shop and it seemed that the air pressure coming from the DC increased. Now I switched to a Wynn canister and it’s even better .

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#13 posted 05-31-2015 12:35 PM

I’m using a Donaldson Nano filter made for trucks that has about the same sq ft as the Wynn and is working quite well but was much cheaper.

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