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Forum topic by rockusaf posted 11-11-2018 12:26 AM 450 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rockusaf

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11-11-2018 12:26 AM

Getting my shop set up in my new house and picked up a Delta 50-760 dust collector, with a couple blast gates and a bunch of hose from an estate sale for $85. Haven’t set it up yet, just fired it up to make sure it ran without any unsettling noise and blew dust all over since I didn’t have a plastic bag on it.

I know it’s not the biggest most powerful DC out there, only 1 1/2 HP and 120v, but just to primarily cover table saw and router table I think it’ll do. Much better than not having a DC at all lile I have been dealing with. Besides maybe making a thein baffle or picking up a dust deputy cyclone, anything I should do to get the most out of this thing?

Rock


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 11-11-2018 12:08 PM

I’m not sure how tight the bag is, but you may have to replace it with a tighter one. My opinion is you need one micron bags or tighter to catch the finest dust. You could also go with a canister type filter.

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#2 posted 11-11-2018 01:59 PM

It should do the job, and for $85 it’s a pretty safe investment. +1 what Fred said about 1 micron bags. That will take your DC from good to great.

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#3 posted 11-11-2018 02:14 PM

If it’s one if the older versions of this model, it’s one of the best kept d/c secrets. It produces a fantastic level of cfm of air flow. I have the 50-850 with a Wynn filter and a cyclone. Add those to yours and be careful what you put in front of the collection hose!

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rockusaf

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#4 posted 11-11-2018 11:12 PM

Thanks everyone. I’m not sure what micron the bag is but I was going to run what’s there for now and replace it when I can. I can’t wait to get a plastic bag on it and see what it’s capable of but I had other obligations this weekend so I haven’t been able to do anything but roll it in the shop.

A cyclone is likely in the plans Sawdust, do you have a DIY one or something like the dust deputy?

Rock

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Sawdust2012

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#5 posted 11-12-2018 12:37 PM


Thanks everyone. I m not sure what micron the bag is but I was going to run what s there for now and replace it when I can. I can t wait to get a plastic bag on it and see what it s capable of but I had other obligations this weekend so I haven t been able to do anything but roll it in the shop.

A cyclone is likely in the plans Sawdust, do you have a DIY one or something like the dust deputy?

Rock

- rockusaf


I modified mine a little bit. I bought the Super Dust Deputy and a barrel. The DIY stuff seems to need lots of tweaking, which for me, takes a lot more time than it should.

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ArtMann

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#6 posted 11-12-2018 05:08 PM

My current dust collection system is built around parts from that machine, a Wynn Environmental cartridge filter and a Oneida Super dust Deputy. In its original condition, it substantially outperformed the (alleged) 2 horsepower Harbor Freight dust collector that so many people have bought. I had both of them side by side in my shop at one point and could easily compare. The original felt bag is rated at 1 micron but the amount of fine dust on the outside of the bag and in the surrounding area told me that at lot of dust escaped. My setup is functionally very similar to Sawdust2012’s, but I believe his machine is an upgrade to the 50-760.

If the machine is in good working order, I think you got a very favorable deal.

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Holbs

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#7 posted 11-12-2018 09:37 PM

welcome to the world of dust collection. It’s a science :)
Should do fantastic with SDD. I believe, 1.5HP should be perfect with 4” duct (metal or PVC).
When finished revamping my dust collection setup (converting from Thein Baffle to SSD XL…going from HVAC metal to PVC), I think I’ll do a long post of my past 5 years with my own personal wins and fails.

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