I just purchased an old forced air furnace fan with motor for $30.00. My aim is to convert it to a dust collector, the motor is 2500 rpm’s and the fan is large, I don’t know how many cfm’s. My question, can it double as a vacuum if I close off both sides of the squirrel cage body and cut a 4” hole in the plywood cover opposite the drive belt side to suck up saw dust and blow it outside the basement? I would then pipe it to the various tools I have ie; planer, table saw, sander, miter saw, etc. to hopefully keep the dust down. Any suggestions on procedure will be greatfully appreciated.
-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada