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Forum topic by sawedoff posted 02-26-2012 08:57 PM 942 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2012 08:57 PM

I had bought a 1hp harbor freight DC last month and before even using it with a machine I realized i needed more. So, I took it back and got the 2HP model. Ive read a lot of the mods on here and plan on modding mine out soon. Hopefully it’ll do all I need

-- still wet behind the ears.....

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#1 posted 02-26-2012 11:32 PM

Mine sure is workin’ well. I didn’t go thru all the gyrations, just added good felted bags (mine has 2 cloth bags). I keep ‘em clean and have no probs at all (except a power switch which I was able to repair).
That ‘chine has swallowed a bunch of dust and chips. Too bad that a lot of the HF stuff isn’t as good.


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#2 posted 02-27-2012 02:52 PM

I had aa 2×4 fall and hit my DC yesterday. I didn’t notice anything broken but I didn’t notice that air leaks out of the motor housing. I didn’t check before. Is this normal? It still sucks a ton or air through the hose. I’m assuming this isn’t a big deal but I’m sure the less air leaking back into a shop the better when trying to collect the dust

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#3 posted 02-27-2012 03:22 PM

I don’t know about ‘normal,’ but … you can buy foil-backed mastic tape (true duct tape) from the hardware store, and tape it up.

Don’t use duct tape, though. Oddly, that’s the one thing it isn’t good for :-)

-- -- Neil

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