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Forum topic by robdem posted 06-07-2012 01:47 AM 2284 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-07-2012 01:47 AM

Bought the harbour freight dust collector last year finally have gotten around to running all the pipe for it .Pipe is thin wall drainage pipe from home depot 4 inch pipe . Used 45 degree elbows to make all of the turns . All the machine have there own blast gates have a mix of metal and plastic gates .Collector works fine only use one machine at a time so suction is not a problem and I clean the dust bag everytime I empty the saw dust.

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#1 posted 06-07-2012 02:12 AM

Congrats. Looks good.

Have you looked into the Wynn canister filter? It improves performance & reduces the amount of fines getting into the air (great for maintaining lung function).

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

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#2 posted 06-07-2012 05:55 AM

Nicely done! You’ve clearly put in a lot of work. Dust collection makes it much more enjoyable to work in the shop.

One suggestion is that on your bandsaw, you are restricting airflow the way you go from the 4” PVC to the two ports on the bandsaw. The restrictions are (a) using a T-fitting rather than a wye, and (b) you reduce from 4” to 3” (or perhaps its 2-1/2”, it’s hard to tell from the picture) well in advance of the T. These would be simple and inexpensive to correct. First, replace your T with a wye that has 4” on one side and two 3” openings on the other (or 2-1/2” or whatever it is). Or use a 4” wye and a couple of 4” – 3” reducers on the bandsaw side. Second, use 4” flex hose to connect the 4” PVC to the 4” opening on the wye.

The bandsaw produces a lot of the very fine (almost invisible) dust that is the most dangerous to your health, and the fine dust requires the most airflow to capture. Anything you can do to eliminate these restrictions will make for a big improvement at the bandsaw.

-- Kelby

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#3 posted 06-07-2012 06:04 AM

I am having the similar kin of requirement in my shop, I was looking for something like this. After reading the reviews this products would be the best option as per my requirements.

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#4 posted 06-08-2012 12:57 AM

I am worried too about that filter. It is my understanding that it is the dust you can not see that is bad.

Nice work on the pipe.

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#5 posted 06-08-2012 01:33 AM

Diyaholic have looked at the wynn filter want to get it but don’t have the money for it yet .
Kelby I know about the y i need hooked it up to see how it would work and that was what I had on hand have to get y and some more 4 inch hose

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#6 posted 06-08-2012 02:22 AM

Now check out the Thien add-on separator.
You will love yourself once you go to the trouble of making even the simplest version.
I have and it couldn`t be better for the top filter stays almost clean.
Ron in Hobart

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