|Forum topic by Willington_Chuck||posted 11-18-2011 02:27 PM||1141 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-18-2011 02:27 PM
I have a Seco brand UFO-101 dust collector that I purchased off of craigslist a few years ago. I looks pretty much like any other ~1.5hp ~1000cfm offshore single stage dust collector. (think harbor freight type) I retrofit it with a canister filter from Wynn Environmental, and it’s been indispensable.
Yesterday, while sanding over the downdraft table, I heard a thunk clank tink tink tink whrrrrr grrr from the dust collector, after turning off the power and convincing my wife I still had all 10 fingers, I found the bolt that holds the impeller to the shaft had come undone, and the key stock and washer were missing.
Replacing the key and washer will be easier enough. But, the bolt is mangled and bent and will need to be replaced.
I have named this bolt the impossibolt. So far as I can tell, it’s a 30mm long M6-1.0 metric cup head bolt with a left hand thread. I can’t find one anywhere on the internet. All of my usual go-to places for hard to find hardware… bolt depot, mcmaster… nothing. My last hold out is the best damn hardware store in northeast CT, which I’ll try in a few hours, but I have my doubts.
Does anyone have any ideas? Or better yet, does anyone have a broken down old Seco UFO-101 they want to sell me for the cost of a bolt?