|Forum topic by jacobem3||posted 06-01-2016 03:34 PM||351 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
06-01-2016 03:34 PM
I just got my first dedicated dust collector last night, the cheap HF 2HP unit everyone modifies. I’m expecting this to be a significant upgrade from my shopvac+dust deputy combo, but for $170 my expectations aren’t super high.
It makes a little bit of a banging sound when it runs and it looks like the impeller is crooked on the shaft or maybe it’s just not very flat and/or round where it’s supposed to be. I was going to pull the impeller off and see if I could figure out how to do a crude balancing, but I haven’t been able to get it off the shaft.
I uploaded 2 videos showing the imbalance and clanking sound:
Is that normal for this machine and something people just live with or would you call this one defective? Options on the table:
- live with it
What would you guys do?