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Forum topic by sawedoff posted 01-02-2012 08:53 PM 1589 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-02-2012 08:53 PM

I bought the 1 hp Harbor Freight DC and plan on upgrading the bag to a minimum of 5 micron bag and am seriously considering the 1 micron bag. I am wanting to build mobile cart to pull around in my garage. I was wanting to incorporate a thein separator. I’d love to see some different DC carts to get some good ideas…..

Thanks in advance


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#1 posted 01-03-2012 05:36 AM

If you can swing it, get the Wynn Engineering filter, rather than the bag. .5 micron, and it is more efficient.

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#2 posted 01-03-2012 06:19 AM

Is that possible for the smaller models? I have the one in the link below. Decided to go with the smaller HF Dust Collector. I’ll prob upgrade after a few years.

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#3 posted 01-03-2012 06:47 AM


Here is our HF 2HP DC with upgrades;

If it is not too late, you can get the 2 HP DC from HF for just slightly more if you have a 20% off coupon and get much better performance and a good platform to make several performance upgrades from.

If you cannot return you can still add a pre-separator to your 1 HP DC. Woodcraft (and others) have a separator lid for a five gallon bucket that will help a lot.

Other LJ’s have added shop built Thein baffles to improve performance also.

Good Luck!

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#4 posted 01-03-2012 07:11 AM

Here’s mine I did some time ago:

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