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Dusty56

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470 days ago

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Hi , I just picked up a JDS B500101-1 dust collector from Craigslist. The guy was asking $100 , but I left with it and some hose and accessories for $75 : )
The owner doesn’t know the micron rating of the top bag and I haven’t been able to find out online as yet. Anyone own one that might have the info ?
All I can find at their website is the newer model which appears identical and is listed as a 1 micron bag.
This unit has a 16 amp draw on start up at 115 volts but can be rewired to 8amps at 220volts. Fortunately when I had my shop wired , I asked the electrician to install 20 amp circuits along with the 220 volt that I had asked him to do while he was there. : ) Money well spent.
Thanks for your help , and Happy New Year to all of you !

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 470 days ago

that is a sweet deal!

I believe the old DCs were using 5 micron bags (Jet, Delta, etc). JDS came into the game later and might have started with 1 micron off the bat. with a 5 micron bag it would be fairly obvious as you’ll see a fine cloud of dust around the upper bag when in use if you put a light behind it.

I know it’s an extra expense, but I’d forgo the bags and get a canister for another $100. like the 220v and the 20amp circuits it’s money well spent.

Congratulations, and a Happy New Year!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 470 days ago

Hi Sharon and Happy New Year to you and the family : )
My JET has the canister on it and I love it ! The replacement cost for it is over $300 however : (
Do you have a source for a 20 inch canister to fit the JDS for $100 ? I would buy it in a flash ! LOL
Thanks so much.

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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sandhill

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#3 posted 470 days ago

Good find Dusty, You bagged a great deal! The Bags are 5 micron bags at best and not enough to NOT ware a dust mask. I do not trust the bags. There are retro fits you can build for less then the cost of a new canister, which start at about $200.00 for one that would last.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Roger

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#4 posted 470 days ago

You can buy a 1 micron bag on Amazon, or, somewhere to help even more.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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pintodeluxe

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#5 posted 470 days ago

You might check if Pioneer makes a paper filter for your model. I know for my Jet, they make a paper filter conversion kit with filter shaker for $80.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Dusty56

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#6 posted 470 days ago

I’m going to give the company a call tomorrow to ask them about the original bag on this machine.
I went to WoodCraft yesterday for a new bottom bag(clear plastic) and they wanted over $30 for a 5 pack.
Glad I waited, just found them on Amazon for $13.71 / 5 : )
Thanks for the input guys : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Woodwrecker

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#7 posted 470 days ago

That looks exactly like my HF collector.
I fitted mine with a canister from Wynn (http://www.wynnenv.com/cartridge_filters.htm)
and it has worked out really great.
Definitely worth looking in to.

Nice deal you got by the way.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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PurpLev

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#8 posted 470 days ago

wow, $30 for 5 plastic bags (I’m cheap… I empty mine into a contractor black trash bag when it’s full… still on my 1st and original bag).

I got my canister from Wynn Environmental as linked above by Woodwrecker. it totaled at $100-something to my door step. rated at 0.2micron – not bad compared to the jet huh?

the only drawback (and I haven’t seen the jet to compare) with the wynn canister is that it doesn’t have the beater to shake the dust off the canister. but you can either fabricate one, or just tap it all around to get it off (and you do want to keep some of the dust on it as it actually increases it’s filtration).

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 470 days ago

I was going to suggest Wynn Enviromental canisters, but alas, I’m a day late and a dollar short.

BTW: Nice CL Score!!!

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

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 470 days ago

Eric , that’s some great info there. Which filter did you go with ?
Did you buy any of their bottom bags ? 10 for $13….best price I’ve seen all day !
I still have the original bag on my JET , probably due to my separator , but I wouldn’t mind having a few spares kicking around just in case. WoodCraft wants over $30 for only 5 bags !

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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Jonathan

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#11 posted 469 days ago

Wow, that’s a great CL score! One of these days I’m going to ante up for a Wynn for my Delta. I also simply empty my bottom bag out and re-use it.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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toolie

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#12 posted 469 days ago

great CL score dusty. +1 on a lower micron bag if the OEM bag is 5 micron or higher. also, consider this simple modification as it SIGNIFICANTLY improves the performance of units like yours:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/40189

and when you want to automatically activate the DC when the tool to which it is attached is activated, try these guys. first rate products from a first rate company:

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BTW, you know the rule. no pics, didn’t happen. let’s see a few pics of your CL score.

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

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Dusty56

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#13 posted 468 days ago

It looks just like the one I posted above , minus the bottom bag , but has a metal hook rod that holds the top bag up for you. Same colors , same wording , same switch , casters , and dust hose connections : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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crank49

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#14 posted 468 days ago

Yeah! you got a heck of a deal on a blue HF collector. The bag is 5 micron. the wynn cartridge will fit well.

-- Michael :-{| Diapers and politicians both need to be changed often; and for the same reason.

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Dusty56

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#15 posted 468 days ago

LOL. thanks for the info , crank49 : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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