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Ron Aylor

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02-04-2018 10:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection humor

After eleven years my Wilen / Ames Dust Collection System is starting to show wear.
 
               
 
I pray I can find replacement parts that last as long.
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.


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#1 posted 02-04-2018 10:55 PM

Ames is now owned by True Temper and they still make a GREAT product. Apparently Wilen is still in business and still making GREAT products. I hear Home Depot and Lowes still sell replacement parts for both.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-04-2018 11:30 PM



Ames is now owned by True Temper and they still make a GREAT product. Apparently Wilen is still in business and still making GREAT products. I hear Home Depot and Lowes still sell replacement parts for both.

- Kelster58

Oh, Kelly, that’s great news. Thank you! :-)

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#3 posted 02-04-2018 11:38 PM

Gee, I don’t know, Ron. I think with a little routine maintenance you’ll be handing those down to your grandchildren.

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#4 posted 02-04-2018 11:44 PM


Gee, I don t know, Ron. I think with a little routine maintenance you ll be handing those down to your grandchildren.

- Ripper70

Well, Ripper, the collection  piece may indeed outlast us both, but the working  part of the system is starting to fray a bit. Some of the finer particles are being left behind. LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#5 posted 02-05-2018 12:30 AM

Sorry I can’t help, Ron. Foxfire used to sell dust collection systems that were made up there in Rabun County, but they don’t list them any more. Though you could pop up on a weekend and ask the gal who makes them… I probably won’t get down there again for a couple years.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#6 posted 02-05-2018 12:39 AM


Sorry I can t help, Ron. Foxfire used to sell dust collection systems that were made up there in Rabun County, but they don t list them any more. Though you could pop up on a weekend and ask the gal who makes them… I probably won t get down there again for a couple years.

- Dave Polaschek

Thanks, Dave. Yes, Foxfire in Mountain City … been there a few times. Currently no dust collector parts on hand, but I did find some killer clove soap. Perhaps a special order … LOL!
 
And, please let me know if you do pop down in the next couple of years!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#7 posted 02-05-2018 12:45 AM



After eleven years my Wilen / Ames Dust Collection System is starting to show wear.
 
         
 
I pray I can find replacement parts that last as long.

- Ron Aylor

Thats interesting, I truly hope you can find parts for that system.
If you can not find replacement parts I can recommend a dust collection system that originates from the Philippines. Mine is fantastic and sometimes she even helps with assembly work. I’ve attached a picture.

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#8 posted 02-05-2018 12:48 AM

After eleven years my Wilen / Ames Dust Collection System is starting to show wear.
 
I pray I can find replacement parts that last as long.

- Ron Aylor

Thats interesting, I truly hope you can find parts for that system.
If you can not find replacement parts I can recommend a dust collection system that originates from the Philippines. Mine is fantastic and sometimes she even helps with assembly work. I ve attached a picture.

- anthm27

Priceless!!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#9 posted 02-05-2018 01:05 AM

I was going to make a joke about an inexpensive Harbor Freight dust collection system, but they only sell push brooms.

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#10 posted 02-05-2018 02:42 AM

And, please let me know if you do pop down in the next couple of years!

Definitely will. There’s been some shakeup in the management at Foxfire since last I was down. I figure I need to meet the new folks one of these days. But this summer is already looking like it’s booked up.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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Ron Aylor

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#11 posted 02-05-2018 11:11 AM



I was going to make a joke about an inexpensive Harbor Freight dust collection system, but they only sell push brooms.

- MrPink

Shop is too small for a push_  system! LOL!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#12 posted 02-05-2018 11:50 AM



And, please let me know if you do pop down in the next couple of years!

Definitely will. There s been some shakeup in the management at Foxfire since last I was down. I figure I need to meet the new folks one of these days. But this summer is already looking like it s booked up.

- Dave Polaschek

Sounds good. What’s your affiliation with Foxfire? Are you familiar with the Dillard House?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#13 posted 02-05-2018 12:42 PM

Ron, I know you want to be a hand tool woodworker, but technically – does clean up actually fall into that category?

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#14 posted 02-05-2018 01:03 PM



Ron, I know you want to be a hand tool woodworker, but technically – does clean up actually fall into that category?

- Oldtool

Too funny! Can you imagine the fumes?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#15 posted 02-05-2018 04:20 PM

Ron, I know this is a bit off topic, but how are those new LED light bulbs working out for you?

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