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Forum topic by zindel posted 01-02-2012 07:04 PM 1866 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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zindel

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01-02-2012 07:04 PM

So i have seen many people put canisters on their HF Dust Collector. But i never see where they get the can or if any can will work…i would like to get one of these here soon and get the can right away just skip the bag all together. Suggestions?

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.


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DeputyDawg

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#1 posted 01-02-2012 07:21 PM

I have a friend that used a 55 gallon drum and it worked just fine.

-- DeputyDawg

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#2 posted 01-02-2012 07:26 PM

Zindel;

Not sure if you are asking about the cartridge filter or the trashcan pre-separator?

The Wynn 35A filter is at the link below;

http://www.wynnenv.com/35A_series_cartridge_kit.htm

The trashcan pre-separator is a standard galvanized 30 gallon trash can available at Home Depot, etc. The top comes from Woodcraft;

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2004310/8981/Trash-Can-Cyclone-Lid.aspx

I think Rockler has a similar one.

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

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zindel

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#3 posted 01-02-2012 07:29 PM

Yeah i was talking about the filter sorry i should of made the more clear. Thanks a bunch for the links!

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#4 posted 01-02-2012 07:36 PM

The Wynn filter will certainly improve the DC performance and stop finer dust (1 micron) from getting back into the air in your shop but, the pre-separator will help as well. It will protect the impeller from having to take on chunks of wood and will collect the vast majority of whatever you pickup in the trashcan.

Good Luck!

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

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Bill White

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#5 posted 01-02-2012 07:39 PM

I just opted for the good felted bags from Highland Woodworking. Keeps the footprint smaller, and works like a champ.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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#6 posted 01-03-2012 05:00 AM

I’m placing my order for the 35A274NANO filter tomorrow. Filters down to 0.5 microns. I will also build the Thien Baffle pre-seperator. I have 4” galvanized ducting to install in the shop. Then it’s repurposing a furnace squirrel cage blower with variable speed into an air cleaner. I will then be able to make sawdust safely, at least for my lungs, not so sure my digits will be any safer!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#7 posted 01-03-2012 05:23 AM

Randy;

You got it. Dust collection + dust filtration. Spent a lot of time getting my DC working well but, still noticed a fair amount of fine dust on everything in the shop. I never realized how much dust got produced doing non-machine activities.

You will really appreciate the performance of the Wynn Nano filter. That’s what we settled on also.

Good luck!

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

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#8 posted 01-03-2012 05:24 AM

Unless you stick your digits into the DC impeller, you should be fine. LOL ;)

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

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#9 posted 01-03-2012 05:26 AM

I have to concur with Viking. I have the exact same set up as his. In fact he helped me when I got my DC about 2 years ago. I chose the cheapest filter at the time not knowing just exactly what I was getting into. The filter works great but it is a mess to clean up. I use a leaf blower and resperator on a good windy day!! Then I take a shower!! Next time I go for the Nano if you can use water to clean it out.

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#10 posted 01-03-2012 05:32 AM

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/30999
Check this out. David did a great job with this.

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#11 posted 01-04-2012 07:36 AM

this is a good topic…these HF units seem to give you the most bang for your buck,and they are upgradeable also…thx…jeff.

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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