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joshtank

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1326 days ago

To buy? Yay or nay? It’s 10 years old, but has a heck of a lot or tubes etc..

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/tls/2080809458.html

My current dust collector is a shop vac.

Only stationary tools I have right now is a table saw, ras, craftsman 6” joiner, and drill press.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL, http://jubinsky.wordpress.com


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Steve Peterson

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#1 posted 1326 days ago

Josh,

It does not look like that great of a deal to me. You could almost buy a new one for that price (or at least the HF version that many people seem to like). The fittings do not look like much either, just a random sampling of 4” plumbing fittings and not much hose.

-- Steve

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Loren

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#2 posted 1326 days ago

It’s more machine than you’ll need without a planer. With 1200 CFM
that’s a lot of suck, which is great if you’re running a permanent setup
or have a big planer or wide sander. I prefer a 2-stage arrangement
with a separator (trash can) catching the chips while the bag gets
the fine dust. When you run your chips straight into the bags, they
wear out faster.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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NBeener

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#3 posted 1326 days ago

If I could get it for $100, I might buy it.

But … as Steve said … the 2HP Harbor Freight version can be bought, with coupon, for about $139.

For EITHER machine, I’d strongly consider replacing the filter bags with a real filter, like the Wynn 35A cartridge filter. You really need to catch the fine dust, and most bags—as Loren said—don’t.

Take a look around the LJ site, and other ww sites. Lots of us—me included—are pretty darned happy with our HF 2HP DC’s—particularly upgraded with that Wynn cartridge filter—something you could do later, if cash was tight.

Good luck !

-- -- Neil

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araldite

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#4 posted 1326 days ago

Ask him what the price is without all of the assorted junk. The dust collector is not worth $175 and you’d be paying for extra stuff you don’t need.

Ditto on replacing the bags with 1 micron ones.

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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Steven H

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#5 posted 1326 days ago

It has 10 years of service already, if you can get it for $100 it would be great.
Replace the filters with Wynn filters for $100

http://www.wynnenv.com/35A_series_cartridge_kit.htm

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IrreverentJack

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#6 posted 1325 days ago

This November I picked up a 1 1/2 hp Harbor Freight dust collector off CL for $60. 4-5 yrs old it was a spare and hardly used. I was thinking then that if it was any more I would buy the new 2hp model because it was on sale. $175 seems high to me – even for a Delta. -Jack

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joshtank

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#7 posted 1325 days ago

Thanks for all the feedback.

I’m going to check out the delta and see what’s up.

Harbor freight has that dc for $180 right now, and the store has them in stock.
But where is this coupon? I didn’t see it on the website.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL, http://jubinsky.wordpress.com

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NBeener

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#8 posted 1325 days ago

Usually, it’s in WOOD Magazine.

-- -- Neil

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joshtank

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#9 posted 1325 days ago

I may not need a dust collector at all. I’m going to see what’s up with the delta – see what micron bag is on it already. or maybe he harbor freight.. plan A and B is being reviewed..

plan C?
http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/tls/2144641170.html

i already put a fan facing out the garage door.. having a fan in the wall on other end of garage facing might be enough. Might be a nice breeze when the Florida turns on too. on the flipside, it might be like working in a wind tunnel.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL, http://jubinsky.wordpress.com

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NBeener

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#10 posted 1325 days ago

You don’t NEED to collect it.

You NEED to avoid breathing it in.

If you’re in a position to get it out of town, without causing risks, problems for your neighbors, or standing between the fan and the source of the dust (ie, breathing it in, as it’s being removed), then … simply escorting it OUT of your shop works fine, too !

-- -- Neil

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 1325 days ago

I think it’s worth every penny of it & then some!

I would BUY IT…

NOW…

If the blower motor works, it’s a BUY in my book.

I would try for $150 though… :)
... asking for $100… and settling on $150… or luck out and get it for $100…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Colin

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#12 posted 1325 days ago

I agree with Joe. Just wanted to put in another ‘for’ since most seem to be ‘against’.

-- http://www.columbiawoodscreendoors.com

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Colin

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#13 posted 1325 days ago

Just to qualify, I too have the harbor freight and wouldn’t really recommend it. The blower is pretty light weight and the supports are pretty weak as well. I broke on trying to roll mine over an extension cord.

-- http://www.columbiawoodscreendoors.com

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joshtank

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#14 posted 1323 days ago

so far, i think i’m ahead of the craigslist curve.

http://lumberjocks.com/joshtank/blog/20351

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL, http://jubinsky.wordpress.com

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Chris_

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#15 posted 1321 days ago

I paid $375 for my 850 with a cartridge filter. That’s a good price particularly with the fittings. I’m finding out that the fittings and plumbing for my DC system are going to be at least equal to the purchase price.

take care

-- Chris

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