|Forum topic by DrAllred||posted 1254 days ago||3119 views||1 time favorited||23 replies|
1254 days ago
I have a Jet DC-1100 unit with a canister filter, when using it for chip collection from the Table saw, Band Saw, Miter saw, Planer, and Drill press it works like a charm, that is after I clean it out. With the furniture I build I do a lot of sanding using my Band, Drum and Pneumatic sanders and they produce a lot of fine dust, thus the need for the canister filter.
Now to the issue, the filer has flaps that rotate inside to knock the dust from the pleats and thus improving the suction, well, that works for just a short time, like a min or two. So, here is a picture of the dust after spinning the flaps for about 2 minutes, notice where the dust is sitting.
It is all on top of the plate, just waiting for the next time you turn it on to be sucked back into the filter. So, my father and I cleaned out the filter, and he pushed the dust back into the bag. Now for the test, we placed the cleaned filter back on and turned the system on for 2 min, we had about 4 blast gates open. I then removed the canister after spinning the flaps two full turns. Here is what we get. Oh, I also set the canister on the ground and spun the flaps for a while and I got a large pile of dust out of the canister.
So, after seeing the evidence, What is the problem, Do others have this issue also, is there a way to modify this unit to eliminate the pickup of the dust again? What shall I do, it kills me to use the drum sander and after 1-2 min to stop, take the canister off, shovel the dust out and start again. What a time killer.
Do I sell this to another person, do I buy a cyclone, or do I modify this one and get a patent for the modification, or call Jet and complain a lot?
Thanks for listening, wait, strike that, Thanks for reading.
-- David, Mesa Arizona