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Forum topic by Kerux posted 01-23-2010 12:04 AM 998 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2010 12:04 AM

I believe that a mobile dust collector should be just that…. MOBILE. In my last shop I had a friends Jet and needed to give it back when we left. So I really couldn’t do much with it. But it constantly got stuck with those tiny wheels on the smallest of debris. And then there was the top heavy tip over problem.

I can’t have a dedicated collector with all the wonderful duct work moving all around to each station… Mine must be mobile.

I may not have solved things completely, but I did make it better (IMHO). With the newly aquired TS I was able to pick up also MY own Penn State Industries Mobile Dust Collector.

Here are the modifications that I made. Rather simple and probably crude but so far it’s working. Notice, I drilled the holes through the already support struts for the wheels. (I can now alway go back and replace them if desired.)


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#1 posted 01-23-2010 12:16 AM

Nice job, looks pretty handy.

-- Keith, South Park, Colorado

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#2 posted 01-23-2010 12:30 AM

good one. did you get your wheels at harbor freight?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 01-23-2010 01:21 AM

Can I barrow that to see how well it works?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 01-23-2010 09:00 PM

DaN… yep, harbor freight wheels. I actually bought those on sale about 2 years ago.


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#5 posted 01-23-2010 09:19 PM

good idea

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