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1389 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector pleated filter

I own a Shop Fox W1666 2 HP Dust collector that I am very happy with, except that it has 30 micron bags. I was looking at replacing the upper bag with pleated/cartridge filter and the lower with the available plastic bags that Penn State sell.

I contacted Shop Fox tech support today and they do not make a pleated filter for this collector nor do they recommend putting one on the unit. I ask for their reasoning for this and was told by tech support that the unit was designed to run with the bags and not a pleated filter and that it could effect the pressure that is put on the impeller and cause the motor to burn up. They said that they have never tested this collector with a pleated filter nor would they. The do sell a 2.5 micron bag for the unit and the bag is 7 inches taller, they say to create more volume. They were also unsure if the plastic bags would create a problem.

Does anyone out there have one of these collectors? If so do you have a pleated filter on it? Also does what they are saying make sense, or do you have any recommendations.. Any input would be appreciated.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT


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#1 posted 1389 days ago

Max I have the Jet Dust Dog with the pleated top filter ,whats nice about it is on the top of the filter it has a a handle that you turn and it knocks off the dust on the inside of the filter ,it also has the plastic bags .
I have no complaints with the unit !

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#2 posted 1389 days ago

Rj, Thanks for the response. What Shop Fox is telling me is that they don’t recommend putting a pleated filter on the unit for the reasons started in my post. I need to find out if anyone has converted one with no problems.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 1389 days ago

Isn’t that pretty much identical to the Grizzly G1029 DC? They’re at least pretty similar. I put a JDS cannister on my G1029 three or 4 years ago with no issues at all. There’s more airflow and the filtration is better with the cannister. I’d do it in a heartbeat.

MODEL G1029 DUST COLLECTOR
Height ….....................................................................................................................78”
Intake Hole Size ….......................................................................................................6”
Intake Hole Size w/Included Wye Adapter …...............................................................4”
Bag Size (Each)................................................................................................19” x 33”
Bag Capacity (Each) ........................................................................................5.4 cu. ft.
Bag Material ….......................................................................................................Fabric
Shipping Weight ….............................................................................................130 lbs.
Impeller Size …...........................................................................................................12”
Air Suction Capacity …...................................................................................1550 CFM
Static Pressure (Inches of Water)..............................................................................11”
Construction:
Base…...................................................................Fabricated Sheet Metal with Casters
Impeller Type ….....................................................................................................Radial
Impeller Blade Thickness….........................................................3⁄32” Steel – Riveted On
Electrical:
Type….................................................................TEFC Capacitor Start Induction Motor
Horsepower ….........................................................................................................2 HP
Phase/Cycle …...........................................................................................Single/60 HZ
Voltage….................................................................................................................220V
Amps ….......................................................................................................................12
RPM ….....................................................................................................................3450
Bearings …...................................................Sealed & Lubricated-for-Life, Ball Bearing

Shop Fox W1666 Dust Collector 2 HP
Motor ….............................................. 2 HP, 12A, 220V, 3450 RPM, Single-Phase
Impeller …..................................................................... 12” Radial Steel Fin
Static Pressure …..................................................................12.8” (of water)
Air Suction …............................................................................. 1550 CFM
Lower Bag Capacity …............................................................ 5.4 (cubic feet)
Upper Bag (Filter Bag) .................................................. 30 Micron Woven Fabric
Lower Bag (Storage Bag) ............................................... 30 Micron Woven Fabric
Bag Dimensions …........................................................ 19” Diameter x 33” Tall
Dust Port Inlet Y Size …............................................................. 4”, 4”, and 6”
Footprint and Overall Height ….....................331/2” Wide x 211/2” Deep and 78” High
Approximate Machine Weight ….......................................................... 107 lbs.

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#4 posted 1389 days ago

knotscott,

Thank you so much for the comparison between your collector and mine. They both are almost identical except for the static pressure.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 1389 days ago

Hi Max

I also have a similar 2 hp dust collector that I put a pleated filter and clear bag onto. Those accessories are sold by the manufacturer/distributer of the product. They say it improves airflow due to the larger surface area of the pleates. The rotating pleat cleaner is a great feature as both pleated filters and dust bags clog up with the fine stuff. I think all these collectors are the same product with differant paint jobs.

-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#6 posted 1388 days ago

I have that exact dust collector and put the Jet pleated filter system on it. (Granted you have to buy the kit which is a bit spendy) but i have been running it for about 2 1/2 years with no problem. It does greatly improve the air flow but you need to remember to be diligent about spinning the handle to clean out the filter often. For good measure i give mine a spin every time i walk by it.

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#7 posted 1388 days ago

Don H. Thank you for your input it is much appreciated.

samiam,
I really appreciate you posting your reply. It is good to hear that you have the same collector and have put a pleated filter on it and it works fine. I now just have to decide who’s pleated filter to use.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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