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Forum topic by scvwood27 posted 01-05-2014 08:28 PM 988 views 1 time favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2014 08:28 PM

Just purchased a HF 2hp dust collector with a coupon for $149. For as much as I am gonna use it, it was a no brainer. I recent reads a review about replacing the filter with a Wynn. I looked into the Wynn and it is quite pricey, more then what I paid for the dust collector itself. Does anybody recommend any other filters for this machine that are not as pricey and superior to the HF stock bag? Thanks in advance


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#1 posted 01-05-2014 10:51 PM

I guess I should have written SawStop and I would have got some answers.

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#2 posted 01-05-2014 11:00 PM


What I did with my HF Dc
The Wynn filters are the only one I know about which will fit and work.
Some people have tried big diesel engine air cleaner but I do not know if they work and they are also expensive..
Also you buy a filter for life, normally you never will have to replace it.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 01-05-2014 11:19 PM

Thanks. Which one did you buy?

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#4 posted 01-05-2014 11:28 PM

I bought the Wynn filter.
That was several years ago, I paid around $100.00 for it.
If you can, copy my design, it was working fantastic for the price.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 01-06-2014 12:02 AM

I highly recommend the Wynn filter!!!

Future shop upgrades may include other DCs, you may be able to retrofit the Wynn to that.

Your lungs can be upgraded, but only after someone else is done using theirs!!!
Your lungs need to be protected, so a respirator should also be standard shop equipment.
However, no one wears it 100% of the time, so also consider an ambient air cleaner.

I too, modified my 2HP HF DC….
http://lumberjocks.com/DIYaholic/blog/35195

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

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#6 posted 01-06-2014 02:12 AM

I have a pair of Wynn nanofilters on my 3HP DC system and they perform wonderfully. I highly recommend them. They are pricey, however. That said, any quality cartridge DC filter is going to be expensive.
I do not know if this would be a possibility for your situation, but my brother purchased a cartridge filter from Penn State Industries and is happy with its performance and ease of cleaning. You might check them out here:
http://www.pennstateind.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=SEARCH&q=filters
I do not know how the prices, sizes, or the specifications compare between these filters and the ones from Wynn. I would suggest you contact Penn State Industries and ask their recommendations for your situation.
Another possibility might be to contact American Filter Fabric: ” http://www.americanfabricfilter.com/ I have read a number of forum discussions in which folks liked their products and their customer service. I have no personal experience with this company nor do I know how their bag products compare in price and specifications with cartridge filters. That said, either a quality cartridge filter or an improved filter bag would be a definite upgrade to the HF dust collector. Sorry, but there are no free lunches!

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#7 posted 01-06-2014 02:21 AM

The HF collector filters to 5 microns whereas the Wynn filters to .5 micron. That is ten times cleaner, the difference will be in your lungs.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#8 posted 01-06-2014 02:47 AM

I have the same HF 2HP DC and was thinking of upgrading the top bag to this 1 micron bag. While not a cartridge filter, it does get you down from 5 Microns to 1 and only costs $30. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005VSAP74/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2FRPGZTEF4ZFF&coliid=I2FMCXH89UGUDW

-- Paul, Brooklyn Park, MD.

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#9 posted 01-06-2014 03:18 AM

Which model Wynn do you recomend? Are they washable?

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#10 posted 01-06-2014 10:47 AM

Call Wynn, they will are very helpful and they will better able to answer your questions.
I believe that 99% of us bought the Wynn filter.
The only thing I do not like with the Wynn filter are the turn buckles under to hold it down, I believe that my system its better and easier to use.

-- Bert

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