LumberJocks

Two HF Dust Collectors - What to do?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Thrakintosh posted 563 days ago 762 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Thrakintosh's profile

Thrakintosh

49 posts in 2363 days


563 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection harbor freight

Hi all,

Title says it all. I have two of the HF DC’s. One has a motor that isn’t working – haven’t investigated what is wrong with it but a neighbor has offered to check it out.

If I fixed the motor – what would be the most effective/efficient system I could build with these? My existing HF DC has the Wynn upgrade. Would plan on doing the same to the second one if it could be used.

Any ideas?

Adam

-- Adam - Red Hook, NY


12 replies so far

View History's profile

History

395 posts in 577 days


#1 posted 563 days ago

You could sell them both and buy something thats worth braging about..

View DIYaholic's profile

DIYaholic

12860 posts in 1271 days


#2 posted 563 days ago

You could build a cyclone. Stumpy Nubs is doing a blog series on his Blue Collar Woodworking site. He is using two HF DC impellers for the build.

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

View Thrakintosh's profile

Thrakintosh

49 posts in 2363 days


#3 posted 563 days ago

Sawsucker: Let’s see, two used HF DCs that retain on sale for $149 each. Best case I get $100 each…Plus another Wynn kit = ~$300. What bragging rights DC can I get for $300?

DIYaholic: thanks for the helpful reply.

-- Adam - Red Hook, NY

View DIYaholic's profile

DIYaholic

12860 posts in 1271 days


#4 posted 563 days ago

fullcity,
You are welcome.

I don’t mind witty replies, but unless issues have been discussed/answered at nauseum, they need to come with a bit of help.

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

View Thrakintosh's profile

Thrakintosh

49 posts in 2363 days


#5 posted 563 days ago

Yeah, I’m a bit witty myself at times – grew up here in NY so wit and snark are not unfamiliar to me. However, when that’s all or most of what a person has to offer to a forum based community they’re just noise. Reviewing a poster’s activity on their LJ home page always helps. ;-)

-- Adam - Red Hook, NY

View DIYaholic's profile

DIYaholic

12860 posts in 1271 days


#6 posted 563 days ago

I’m a transplanted NY’er (Long Island & Plattsburgh), living in Vermont.

Good luck with the DCs!

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

View TechRedneck's profile

TechRedneck

735 posts in 1453 days


#7 posted 563 days ago

Use one for your primary DC (the one with the Wynn ). Place the other on the side of the shop somewhere and build a square box that will hold a couple of good HEPA filters. Mount this box somewhere on the celing of the shop.

Then pipe the inlet of the DC to the box and use it as an ambient air cleaner.

It would take up less head room than the conventional units if the filters face down and give you around 1000 CFM of air cleaning capability.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

View TechRedneck's profile

TechRedneck

735 posts in 1453 days


#8 posted 563 days ago

On another note, I would be sure to add some sort of separator for the primary DC. The best choice would be a cyclone. Here is what I did with my Delta. Works like a charm, I have emptied the trash can several times, run the drum sander a couple hours on a bunch of cherry and the plastic bag only has a handful of dust in it.

Here is a link to the blog post

http://lumberjocks.com/TechRedneck/blog/29742

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

View MrRon's profile

MrRon

2715 posts in 1839 days


#9 posted 563 days ago

If you come from NY, you need to have a good sense of humor. I’m also from “Long Guiland”. I would keep the second DC as a spare. They are pretty good. Really the only thing that can go wrong with them is the motor.

View Thrakintosh's profile

Thrakintosh

49 posts in 2363 days


#10 posted 563 days ago

Hey MrRon: My mother is from “Lawn Guy-land” I resent… er, uh I mean recognize that comment! ;-)

-- Adam - Red Hook, NY

View Thrakintosh's profile

Thrakintosh

49 posts in 2363 days


#11 posted 563 days ago

Thanks, Mike! Great idea! I’ll be looking into that.

-- Adam - Red Hook, NY

View toolie's profile

toolie

1717 posts in 1224 days


#12 posted 563 days ago

i’m afraid i’m in the sell the HFs and buy a better DC that doesn’t suck up as much power but probably provides more CFM. the HF appears to be a good starter unit, but its relatively undersized impeller probably doesn’t provide the claimed CFM, which is what dust collection is all about.

hope my comments don’t me get lumped in with anyone concerned about bragging rights.

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

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase