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04-14-2010 01:08 PM

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Hello everyone, I would like to startout with a big “good on ya” on all of the projects and shared knowledge that I receive from you all. I am looking to retrofit my 1.5HP Delta 50-760 with a canister filter. Has anyone here done this? Which cannister did you use? I would appreciate any and all help with this endeavor. Thanks, Les C.

-- kein Schaden ohne Nutzen

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#1 posted 04-14-2010 03:45 PM

I haven’t done this to my 760 but Penn State offers canisters and their tech support had talked to me about retrofitting a Delta AP400. Wynn Filters also supplies them.

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#2 posted 04-14-2010 03:53 PM

Here is a retro fit that is right up you alley. Take a look.

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#3 posted 04-14-2010 04:18 PM

Gretings: I have a Delta 50-850 that I’ve had for about 15 or so years. I ordered a Wynn filter canister for it a while back to re-place the top bag. It was the 35-A Nano (top of the line) that Mr. Wynn assured me would fit my d.c. with no problem. Just set it down on the conical lip, put the turnbuckles on, and you’re good to go….yea right. Didn’t work… turnbuckles too long, and they send you the smallest that are made in China, along with 3 heavy-duty plactic lower bags. Filter never would fit right. So… after several conversations with Mr. Wynn, to no avail, I figured it out on my own…... I had to make a “donut” out of plywood, set it on top of the housing, and clamp it down (clamp the filter to the donut and draw the rubber seal down very tight). Works like a champ now….. and it increased the cfms on the d.c…... My point is….. just make sure it will FIT your d.c. I think youi’ll be very pleased with it if you get one. Never have to take it off…. just hit it with a little compressed air, or tap it all over to loosen the fine dust, but not tooo hard. Gravity, friction, and the weight of the filter is what makes it stay on. Just be sure you get the rubber gasket sealed good, and you’re in business…. but…. you may not have to do any of the above mentioned things. It may fit and work like it’s supposed to. Several on here have put one on their Harbor Freight d.c. with no problems. There is just something different on mine is why I had to do it that way…... good luck, and GET the filter.. you’ll like it…....
Oh.. almost forgot…the Wynn regular filter is $106.00, and the Nano is $165.00…it’s higher if you cut a lot of MDF… the filtration is supposed to be better for MDF….. I’d just go with the regular again if I had to choose one, since I very seldom use MDF, and what little you do cut ain’t gonna hurt the filter one bit….... later.

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#4 posted 04-14-2010 04:36 PM

I have the same collector and havent gotten around to the upgrade yet. I have considered a canister filter as well as oversize replacement bags from Oneida. In my reasearch I have found that the canister filter from Grizzly for the G0458 2hp collector is a direct fit. It will not require an adapter ring or any other modification to the collector itself. IIRC the price wasnt bad either. Delta wants somewhere in the neighborhood of $400 for just the filter. That is a little too spendy for me. Grizzly price is less than half from what I remember. But I could be wrong as I have slept since I priced it. I dont like the mods that are required with the Wynn replacement, looks weird.

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#5 posted 04-14-2010 10:15 PM

Thanks for the input everyone. I will upgrade as soon as I can get a filter.

-- kein Schaden ohne Nutzen

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#6 posted 04-14-2010 10:25 PM

No pain, no gain?

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#7 posted 09-12-2011 04:51 AM

5 Stars for service, only 3 stars for the design—

SERVICE: I picked up the Wynn 35A274NANO filter for the Delta 50-760, too. Wynn’s service is great; the rep called me from her cell phone in the middle of Hurricane Irene, when the plant was without power.
PRODUCT: The filter seems sturdy enough, but contrary to a few posts, it doesn’t just pop onto the top of the DC. The inner diameter of the gasket is a quarter inch (1/4”) less than the outer rim diameter, so you can’t slip it over the rim, and you can’t just clamp it down on top.
SOLUTION: i made a plywood adapter, but I don’t think mine is all that great. In retrospect, I would order it without the gasket, and make an adapter plate of plywood or MDF out of two layers—the top one sized to fit the filter, the bottom one sized to go inside the rim, with a thin gasket to seal the rim added to the underside of the top ring. I’d just epoxy the filter onto the top plate and not fiddle with the inadequate turnbuckles. I built mine in reverse—which made it larger and heavier—so I had to attach mine from the inside, and it was a difficult installation.

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Paul Sherman

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#8 posted 04-14-2012 11:50 PM

The fit is so close and am still trying to figure out how to slide the filter down into the D/C housing without fabricating a ring. I am sure that by just cutting thru the bottom ring of the filter it will slide inside, but need to sleep on it first. Any other suggestions?

Thank you

-- PAUL in Tacoma

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