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cstrang

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679 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector 50-760 canister filter wynn canada question

I have been thinking about upgrading my dust collector for a while now, ideally I would like to go to my machinery supplier and say get me a cyclone but unfortunately I dont have the space nor the cash flow to justify such a purchase at this time. so I am thinking about hooking up a separator and upgrading to a cartridge filter for my Delta 50-760 . Problem being that I cannot find a reasonably priced filter for my DC in Canada.

My first stop was (as I’m sure some of you have guessed) Wynn Environmental and I love their price at around $160.00, but they do not ship to Canada anymore. I know somebody in Arizona who can ship it to me from there but it is going to cost $150+ for shipping. Then I thought about getting one made here in Canada and the only place I could find was Maddocks in Ontario but they were coming in at $275.00 for the same product as Wynn.

I guess my question to all my fellow Lj’s out there is; does anyone know where in Canada I can get a reasonably priced cartridge filter? Does anyone have first hand knowledge of doing this with their own 50-760 or other DC? And any tips or tricks to help me along the way would be great. Thanks guys and gals!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.


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djg

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#1 posted 679 days ago

You might be able to get one through busy bee, but you will probably have to modify your collector to accept it. The issue with most of the DC manufacturers filters is that they do not give a rating for collection efficiency. Alot of them say 1 micron but do not state what percentage of particles they collect at that size. It’s probably because the numbers aren’t good. Have you considered other options? like venting to the outside? I know you’re in newfoundland so venting outdoors may not be a great option in the winter. I noticed you signed up for the NWA newsletter. Our first meeting is on tuesday night. Wayne Daley and I will be heading up the meeting. Hope you can make it.

DJG

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cstrang

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#2 posted 679 days ago

Venting outside isn’t really an option for me unfortunately, I live in a residential part of town and dont really want to tick off the neighbours too much with dust and noise, and then there is the cold in the winter as u had mentioned. As for the meeting i am going to do my best but things are kind of hectic at the moment, work wise and I also have a few ongoing projects in my shop I need to get done for other people, I’ll see what i can do.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#3 posted 679 days ago

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lew

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#4 posted 679 days ago

Just thinking out loud here but how about going to the auto supply store and getting a bunch of their largest diameter carburetor filter. Stack them and fasten together with all thread, plywood and rubber foam sealing tape.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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cstrang

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#5 posted 679 days ago

Neville, I looked at Busy Bee before but for some reason missed see a couple of those, im intrigued!

Lew, cant say that the thought never crossed my mind, and the fact that someone else thought about it made me think it over some more, but I dont think youd find one 16” around and I think by all the time, effort and money you woud put into it, it may end up working for a while and then failing you… that would be a shame.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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toolie

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#6 posted 679 days ago

my 50-850 has a 2 micron jet canister. but this modification is one i’d try to apply to the 50-760. as the pics show, it made a DRAMATIC change to where the dust goes and could make the need for a canister less urgent:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/40189

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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shipwright

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#7 posted 679 days ago

How does $50 sound. I used two of these for my 3 Hp setup and they increased the suction by at least double. The filter is nano fiber technology with Wynn equivalent efficiency. The exact one you choose will be dependent on what dimensions you can fit to your ring but I’ll bet the one I used ($50) will work for you. And yes this is in Canada.

Your setup would look more like a HF conversion. This one has a Wynn filter but the Donaldson will work exactly the same.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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cstrang

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#8 posted 679 days ago

Paul! Wow, now youve got me thinking, 50 bucks sounds good to me, where did you get your filters? I know you went with Donaldson but did you buy them at a truck shop near you or do you know of an online retailer? thanks for the idea!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#9 posted 679 days ago

I got them from a truck dealer / service outlet called Birk’s Intertruck but they are only on Vancouver Island. Any truck service place will have them. They are the air filters for big highway diesel trucks. They come in several sizes and two basic configurations. The configurations are open both ends and open one end closed the other. You are interested in something that has a flow capacity equal to your DC’s rating. That will give you about twice the capacity it actually gives you when in use. (They rate them at no load)

You want a open / closed end style and probably the largest diameter you can get. You can always adapt the inlet if you can’t get the diameter you want. It is, after all just a way to let the air out and keep the dust in. The configuration up there isn’t so important.

PM me if you need any more help.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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