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Forum topic by justinwdemoss posted 04-04-2011 12:42 AM 1284 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-04-2011 12:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jet dust dust collector dc tool tool gloat gloat dc 650 dc650

My latest CL find occurred yesterday. While checking-in online for my return flight from Spring Break vacation, I did a quick check of CL in Cincinnati, my hometown and destination, to see if anything good showed up. I found a posting for a 1996 Jet Dust Collector DC650 for $50. I made arrangements to go check it out. When I got back and drove there, I found that it was covered with a serious layer of dust and the top bag hanger was bent. When I tested it, it wouldn’t start and the current owner said that his father gave it to him two years ago with a bad switch that would work if you fussed with it. Well, it never did work. I offered the guy $30 for the collector as it was in uncertain condition.

Now, I already have a Harbor Freight DC (2HP) hooked up to my PVC runs, so, my wife was not too happy about the find. I convinced her that I would use it in the current base finishing project to keep the sawdust and other out of the upstairs. I am not sure if she bought it, but I am not on the couch yet.

Anyway, I got the new-to-me DC out this morning after church and hot-wired the power chord directly to the motor wiring using a jumper made from a couple of bits of wire from my table saw motor replacement(This eliminated the need to cut off the quick connections). Crossing my fingers, I plugged the DC in and it ran like a dream. I got on-line this afternoon and found a replacement rocker switch on Amazon that met the specs (Jet’s replacement switch was $19 before shipping).

When it’s all done, I will have a second DC that I will have $40 total invested in. As I am currently unhappy with my duct work setup, I plan to use the new unit to hook up my RAS and lathe that are in a separate section of my shop, and if it just becomes overkill, I can unload it for at least $100-200, that’s what they usually list for on CL here.

-- Justin in Loveland, OH

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#1 posted 04-06-2011 03:43 PM

congrats on your find.

-- New Auburn,WI

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