Dust Collector Modifications for a Canister Filter

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Forum topic by Ezra posted 03-12-2011 12:53 AM 2446 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-12-2011 12:53 AM

I currently have a 1.5hp Steel City Dust Collector with a cloth 1 micron bag. After doing a bit of research on- line for a Steel City canister filter it appears that they don’t come equipped with one. For various reasons, including some shop mice who thought it would be a good idea to shred my current bag, I was looking into installing a canister filter. I am aware of the Wynn filters, and their ability to be modified for a variety of dust collectors, but I was also interested in a filter with paddles and it doesn’t appear that the Wynn filters have paddles. I am assuming I would be able to retro fit a Penn State filter, JDS filter, Grizzley etc. to my machine if the diameter of the filter doesn’t exceed the diameter of the upper bag opening? Hoping someone with a little more mechanical sense could shed some light on whether a retro fit my work with another brand of filter. Thanks in advance for the help. :)

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#1 posted 03-12-2011 02:15 AM

Hi Ezra,

I don’t know about the Steel City d.c., but I bought a Wynn canister filter and retro-fit it to my Delta d.c. My d.c. is old (about 12-13 years), and I had to build a “doughnut” to set the filter on. It leaked when I just set it down in the conical shape housing, and the small toggle clamps they send with the filter wouldn’t reach. So I built the doughnut and made it to sit on top of the rim, and cut a hole out for the dust and chips to fall into the bag. The Wynn has a rubber gasket on the bottom to seal it, it set right on top, and no clamps….the weight of the filter keeps it in place and tight…..I know nothing of the kind that has the flappers, but a couple of guys on here have them, and they said the flappers don’t work all that good..Maybe someone with one will chime in and tell you more…I just take an air hose, and on very low pressure, blow my out and down into the bag…..been that way for over a year, no problems, and it works good…..

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#2 posted 03-12-2011 11:22 PM

Thanks for the help Rick. I appreciate the feedback.

-- Ezra in Brew City

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