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Forum topic by SawDustNeophyte posted 12-29-2012 06:19 AM 640 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SawDustNeophyte

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12-29-2012 06:19 AM

Hi all,
I havent posted in some time. Not much going on in my little shop, but i have a question. My dad gave me a Craftsman 1/2 hp portable dc for Christmas andI was pondering doing a Thein separator maybe as a top hat, but it seems awkward due to the position of the bag. I know its on the small side of power and listed 500cfm. Does anyone have any ideas? Maybe a small pleated filter like a shop vac has but on the outside to catch the fine dust. I’d like to keep it compact as my shop is small and it will need to be used as a move around to each tool.

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*


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SawDustNeophyte

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#1 posted 12-29-2012 06:20 AM

Here is a pic

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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#2 posted 12-29-2012 05:11 PM

return it and get something that’s at least 1 hp. 1.5 hp is usually the starting point for any serious dust collection effort. all that c-man will give you is a headache from the noise. no offense intended, just an honest assessment and opinion.

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

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#3 posted 12-30-2012 05:57 PM

Thanks

-- So many tools, so little money. *heavy sigh*

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