Jet DC vortex upgrade

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Forum topic by MBeck posted 01-19-2013 08:18 PM 1775 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-19-2013 08:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dc dust collector vortex cone vortex jet powermatic harbor freight delta cone suction

Hey all,
I just wanted to post on here about a recent upgrade I made to my Jet DC.
Here is the story: I purchased the dust collector for $300 used from a guy nearby who is retiring from woodworking due to lung/ health issues. It is the 2hp model. He purchased it a while back and put on the canister filter. Now that it is in my hands, I decided to do another upgrade.
There has been some discussion on here about availabilty of parts (or lack thereof) for the vortex cone. I purchased the cone and bracket from here:
It is around $37 plus shipping. They did not give me shipping info, but it was here in about 4 days.
The steel cone is of a thicker guage than I expected, and the bracket is about 1/8” thick steel. Very nice quality and for me, worth the money. I know we have the tinkerers on here that would like to do this upgrade (supposedly cheap) on their DC’s with sheet metal and a rigged up bracket, but this works great, was not very expensive, and is actually designed for this piece of equipment. To each his own in shoppery doodittles.
It works as designed, and is a great little enhancement of the Jet DC I own. I would recommend it for anybody looking to upgrade.

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#1 posted 01-19-2013 09:14 PM

nice to see jet finally come to their senses. when they introduced the cone, they, practically speaking, refused to sell the parts you purchased by charging more for the cone and bracket than the cost of a new collector. left a bad taste in the mouths of a lot of devoted jet owners. their terribly tacky approach just confirmed for me what i learned after briefly owning an 18” jet BS. the products are overpriced and oversold, being long on promise and short on delivery. and the company needs to learn what the words “customer service” mean.

here’s my take on the cone. works the same and cost less:

one day i’ll replace it with a flat thien baffle which supposedly does an even better job than the cone/pan/wok alternatives.

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

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