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08-30-2015 02:24 PM

Http://Mansfield.craigslist.org/tls/5163605692.html


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#1 posted 08-30-2015 02:30 PM

It’s an okay deal as long as it has not been run to death. If the asking price is $200 then you should be able to get it for less.

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#2 posted 08-30-2015 02:34 PM

If it runs well and has low hours, I’d say it is a good deal.

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#3 posted 08-30-2015 02:38 PM

Sounds like you guys think it’s iffy. Glad I asked because it seemed like a steal to me.

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#4 posted 08-30-2015 03:16 PM

Maybe I wasn’t clear, but I don’t think it’s iffy. If it is in “excellent” condition as the ad claims, then I think it’s a good deal and I’d be surprised if you could find one much cheaper. I had this same dust collector for several years and it worked well until I expanded my shop and needed more air movement. I gave my old one to a friend, but if I was going to sell it, I would have priced it in the $250 – $300 range.

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#5 posted 08-30-2015 04:25 PM

I offered him $150 and he countered with $175. I may go take a look at it.

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#6 posted 08-30-2015 05:42 PM

As long as it’s in good shape I’d have no problem paying $175 for it.

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#7 posted 08-30-2015 05:46 PM

Of course I’d have to have tons of money to create the pipe lines and buy blast gates and flexible connectors so I’m not sure I can afford anything at all yet

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#8 posted 08-30-2015 06:11 PM

You can always roll it around use a flex hose to connect to individual machines until you have a ducting system setup. That said, ducting rocks.

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#9 posted 08-30-2015 06:31 PM

The harbor freight DC works great and is probably the exact same unit as the Jet. Easy to find coupons for $159.00. Lots of discussion here on LJ about this unit and mods to make it really perform.

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#10 posted 08-30-2015 08:37 PM

Looks like a decent deal. Only thing i don’t like is it’s a top bag filter not a canister. They drop suction quickly as it gets clogged and the bag fills. Good price but by the time you add the canister top, not so much.

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#11 posted 08-30-2015 10:54 PM

I’d look that thing up and find out how big the impeller is. If it’s not appreciably bigger than the Harbor Freight DC’s impeller, I’d pass on it. You have similar motor power (the HF is an underpowered 2HP motor where the Jet is probably accurately stated at 1.5HP) and a similar impeller, so you’re going to get similar levels of airflow. The HF unit will come with a warranty and you can get it a lot cheaper than $175.

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#12 posted 08-30-2015 11:19 PM

That sounds cool. I didn’t realize the HF one was 2hp.

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#13 posted 08-31-2015 12:37 AM

Wow those Wynn 35a filters people use to modify that HF DC cost as much as it does

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#14 posted 08-31-2015 11:52 AM

Use a truck air filter. I got mine for $65 shipped and it’s basically the same thing as a Wynn filter. If you know of a truck parts place near you, you could save on shipping. You want the ~14” x 26” kind. That’s 26” tall and 14” in diameter. Should cost around $50.

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#15 posted 08-31-2015 12:36 PM

I assume you mean semis. What kind of places carry those?

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