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Forum topic by oxyoke posted 12-20-2011 06:29 AM 1770 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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oxyoke

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12-20-2011 06:29 AM

I have a 718 woodmaster planer. I”m using 1and1/2 horse dust collector 4in 3ft of hose IS there anything i can do for better performance or am I asking to much of my dust collecter?

-- Bill Byron Center MI


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#1 posted 12-20-2011 07:34 AM

Oxyoke;

You did not mention what type of dust collector you have but, you might try installing a trash can pre-separator on the inlet side of your DC. It will really make a performance difference and very low cost. Woodcraft is where I got my lid and the bottom is a cheap metal 30 gallon galvanized trash can. Installed the whole thing on a deck with casters for greater portability. I can hook it up to my DW 735 planer and no problem keeping up.

The canister filter really increased the volume / velocity as well over the original bag filter.

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 12-20-2011 08:04 AM

Do you have a deflector inside the planer housing to direct
the chips into the dust chute?

I put a hood on my Belsaw and it didn’t suck well at all until
I put a deflector in there.

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 01:38 AM

thank you for info viking . All I need is a little more suction as i have to sweep the infeed table every time i put a board thru it. It worked perfict with ridgid planer. I like your set up and I”m only 20 min from wood craft in gr mi. Loren I have the stock dust hood that came with planer.I thought about putting gasket under it to seel better.

-- Bill Byron Center MI

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taoist

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 04:33 AM

Viking has a Wynn filter on a Harbor Freight dust collector. A pleated canister filter really helps the air flow because it has so much more surface area. Double sided tape would help seal the hood too. +1 on the garbage can seperator.

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#5 posted 12-23-2011 04:26 AM

I ran the original bag for about 10 days while waiting for my Wynn to arrive so had enough time with it to really notice the difference after the Wynn was installed.

The pre-separator helps the front end and the Wynn helps the backend. If you look at the picture above you can see that the lower plastic collector bag is still almost empty and have never cleaned it out, ever.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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Loren

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#6 posted 12-23-2011 04:56 AM

Seal your DC better, repipe to reduce bends, use a shorter flexible
hose, clean your filter, buy a bigger blower. If suction is the problem
there will be weak links all through the system. In the end, you may
need to move your planer or upgrade your dust sucker to get the
result you want.

If you have a hood on top you still need a deflector anterior to the
cutterhead. The Woodmaster is not a dust collection friendly
design, imo.

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