Harbor freight dust collector or any like it

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Blog entry by Keeponcutn posted 04-13-2019 05:15 PM 478 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently purchased a HF DC and set it up to vent outside (please don’t freak closest house is a mile away). I sat the middle section ( where filter and bag would typically go) on top of a 55ga barrel….between the 2 is a circle cut out of wood with about a 10” diameter hole in the middle.then stacked another on top of that with the motor being on top. This seems to work just as good if not better IMO.
My question/statement: this basically would make it a compact cyclone in theory correct? I’ve also tried thien baffle but found the way I have it to be more effective. I’d like to hear what everyone has to say and their experience.
Don’t judge to much I cut this out very quick using a jigsaw instead of my router to see if it worked

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#1 posted 04-13-2019 09:03 PM

Will need more pictures to see how it’s set up, but from the many I have played with building they all can help just some seem to work better than others. air leakage can really make or brake the system.

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#2 posted 04-14-2019 12:01 PM

You can see the hole I cut so the dust n chips fall into the barrel. Doesn’t putting the round metal piece the way I have basically make it a cyclone? Which way do you think works best?

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#3 posted 04-14-2019 03:49 PM


-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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