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Forum topic by Kahr posted 03-22-2013 07:35 PM 7448 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2013 07:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: 21337 craftsman dust collector

So I went by Sears today to pick-up a Dado throat plate for my table saw ($10.00). I started looking around and found a floor model Craftsman Professional 1-1/2 hp Dust Collector being clearanced. So I end up buying my first dust collector for $125 out the door.

Now does anyone have one of these?
Will there be a problem hooking it up to a PVC pipe system?
Any recommendation on mods?


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#1 posted 03-22-2013 09:18 PM

If it’s got a 30 micron bag, you really need to upgrade. See if Wynn Engineering can sell you a cartridge to fit it.

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#2 posted 03-22-2013 09:31 PM

+1 on the Wynn Cartridge, even if you have a 1 micron bag (probably not, 5 or 30 is more likely). Not sure which model you have, but I stumbled across this picture:

Looks an awful lot like my Jet DC1100, just different paint. The Jet came with two different ring sizes, one about 17.5” and another about 19.5”. Measure the distance across the ring and give the guys at Wynn a call. They’ll set you up with the right filter. Chances are it’ll either be the 9L300NANO or the C-1425C. A MERV 15 rated filter runs about $150 + shipping. They also include plastic lower bags, so replace the cloth lower bags with those.

The other thing you’ll want to look into is adding some sort of chip separator. This will help keep the filter clear and will keep it performing well. With this style of dust collector, you could put one before the impeller, or you could build it into the ring. I did the latter, but ended up moving to a pre-separator because I sucked one too many things into the impeller. Search for “Thien separator” on here – there’s a wealth of information.

If you happen to have the smaller ring and want to avoid building your own internal separator, shoot me a PM. I’ve got one I built out of MDF that I don’t use anymore. Just pay for the shipping and it’s yours. Won’t work in the larger ring though.

Congrats on the score.

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#3 posted 03-22-2013 11:38 PM

I will check out Wynn. That is my unit.

I will be in ATLANTA this weekend. What do I need to measure? Could you shot me pic?

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#4 posted 03-23-2013 12:24 AM

Kahr – I have the same…..picked it up as a scratch and dent… well and here’s what it looks like now:

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-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 03-23-2013 12:37 AM

That looks awesome. I am glad to see that I have some run to grow with this system!!!!

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