Dust collection bag for HF dust collecter, where to get one?

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03-11-2014 05:20 PM


I was hoping someone could direct me to where I can get dust collection bag for my Harbor Freight 70 gallon dust collector, the stock bag that came with it is just a simple clear 70 gallon plastic bag which has already seen it’s better days, I can’t seem to find a replacement bag that will fit, I’ve looked all over online and google, was hoping for a heavier duty bag.


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#1 posted 03-11-2014 05:24 PM

How do you feel about making one? I am having my wife make a bag for mine as a liner to a 55 gallon drum with a filter screen. The drum sits nicely outside the shop, the bag holds the sawdust, and the snapring lid with the filters cut in let air out so the collector can breath. Just a thought.

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#2 posted 03-11-2014 05:25 PM


I have an older delta 1.5 hp that looks similar. Might fit. Have you called Harbor freight? They have usually been helpful the few times I have called.

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#3 posted 03-11-2014 05:30 PM

I use heavy contractor garbage bags

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#4 posted 03-11-2014 05:33 PM


I bought one of their custom made filter bags for my little 2hp Grizzly collector that’s about 20 years old, and it improved the power and efficiency dramatically. Runs my whole shop. They also sell a lot of different size collection bags. Prices seemed fair. Hope this helps.

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#5 posted 03-11-2014 05:42 PM

Randy, fellow LJs could be more help if you would edit in a picture of the machine and bag, or included a link to a stock shot. I don’t deal with Harbor Freight, so I am not familiar with their stuff. Have you tried Grizzly for bags?

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#6 posted 03-11-2014 06:01 PM

Wynn Environmental sells replacement bags with their canister filter kits that fit pretty nicely. I have seen guys use 55 gallon plastic trash bags too…

Husky has the heavy lawn & Leaf 55 gallon drum liner bags in clear, Amazon is selling them…

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#7 posted 03-11-2014 06:34 PM

I also used the plastic bags from Wynn environmental on my HF DC. Now that I have a thien baffle I don’t expect to be replacing the bag anymore unless it is damaged.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#8 posted 03-11-2014 07:18 PM

Db, you have the HF DC don’t you?

Big Al thanks I’ll ad the link below.

I don’t think a 55 gal is going to work as the 70 gal as is stretches and barely reaches the floor, but I will certainly give it a look at, as for as a baffle, separator or anything such, since I have my DC on the outside of the shop, I saw no need for any, I’ll also see about contacted HF.

Thanks for the comments

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#9 posted 03-11-2014 07:24 PM

I got mine from Amazon to fit my smaller Delta AP400. They have several different sizes available and most seem to be sized by what diameter you need rather than by make and model.

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#10 posted 03-11-2014 08:30 PM

Mine came from Wynn when I bought a canister.

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#11 posted 03-11-2014 08:45 PM

Yeah, I have a HF 2 HP DC. I will measure it out, but the 55 gallon drum I have next to my DC is taller than the space under the inlet ring. I have seen this done before, and it fits, However it is a little bit around the ring for most DCs…. I think the 70 gallon rating on these dust collectors means BOTH lower AND upper bags filled up…

To be completely certain though, call Wynn Environmental at 215-442-9443 and get a quote on just the replacement bags. I can’t find them on their website, but their website isn’t exactly modern… So finding anything on there is problematic…

I have seen a photo somewhere of somebody with a Penn State single stage 2HP DC which is roughly about the same dimensions as the HF, and they had a black drum liner in place and it actually looked a little long. Just make sure you get 55 gallon drum liners, not the smaller 30 or 42 gallon ones, those will be too small diameter or short…

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#12 posted 03-11-2014 09:26 PM

If you ever get really stuck try Axminster power tools (in axminster devon UK ) here in the uk they ship overseas to the good old USA I believe. Look at the stuff they sell on their website or perhaps free catalogue. It is an enjoyable site for any of we Jocks anyway if you have trouble or are really stuck for anything they sell contact me and I could send them to you.Alistair

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#13 posted 03-11-2014 09:55 PM

So true Scotsman, but aren’t the bags in the UK metric? I don’t think they’ll fit!

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#14 posted 03-11-2014 11:06 PM

Hey Randy. If that is the same HF dc that I have, the 2hp one??? I bought this one about 4 years ago thru Amazon: Big Horn 11765 20-Inch Diameter 1-Micron Filter Bag. It works very well. I use it on the top, and a clear bag on the bottom. I hope to get one of those Wynn air filters for mine when I expand my shop. I hope this will be soon before the heat of summer gets here. Good luck with you search. If I were you, I’d just spend the hundred some dollars and get the one from Wynn. All the reviews I’ve read on this seems to be the right answer.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#15 posted 03-11-2014 11:36 PM

Ok so a 55 – 60 gallon might work, I’ll give them a try,
Now that I thing about it DB that makes since.

Roger yes it’s that one, what I’m looking for is a bottom bag to fit the canister.

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