|Forum topic by seabiscuit||posted 11-21-2011 06:14 PM||3746 views||2 times favorited||6 replies|
11-21-2011 06:14 PM
I have the HF 2HP Dust Collector (don’t we all?) and have read a lot of forums about all the modifications people have made. I know that I need something to filter down below the 5 micron level (I’ve been using the basic filter bag since I bought it), and am looking for some advice.
People suggest the Wynn 35A ($109 + $20 shipping) due to increased air flow and a filtering of 0.50 microns. Is it that much better than the $35 Big Horn, 1 micron bag?
I have my shop in an upstairs bedroom next to my master bedroom. It is about 15’x15’ (not huge) and I am using a air purifier that changes out the air in the room about 5-6 times an hour down to 0.5 microns (has a HEPA filter).
Do I need the Wynn if I already have the purifier? I haven’t noticed an inadequacy in terms of suction, so I don’t know if the increased air flow and 0.5 micron is really worth the extra money…
Also, lots of people talk about Thein separators. I’ve looked at lots of pictures and realize they appear to be space hogs. Is there any way to achieve a similar setup (I believe the point of it is to keep most of the dust out of the filter in the first place to keep it from clogging?) INSIDE the dust collector itself? That way I don’t have a huge garbage pail and a bunch of extra tubing hogging up all my space. Also, are there places to buy this stuff at a reasonable price or is it all hand made?
Any advice would be appreciated.