Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'dust collector'

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My dust collector odyssey #1: Inital thoughts and plans

10-06-2020 05:31 PM by dschlic1 | 3 comments »

I have been using shop vacs for dust collection for a number of years. They work for some tools and not at all for others. So I recently decided to acquire a dust collector: high volume and low pressure. First some info about my “shop”. My shop is a two car garage that has two cars parked in it. There is a small section on the left hand side where I store all of my tools. Everything is mounted on wheels and is mobile. Any time I think about getting a new device, I first have to...

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Dust Collector Broken Impeller Repair

08-11-2020 12:58 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 4 comments »

Yesterday all hell broke loose. While planing, my Delta dust collector broke and tossed a blade. I couldn’t find the off switch fast enough. It sounded like it was going implode and form a mushroom cloud.Today I took the thing apart to see the carnage within. A broken blade that caused a serious out of balance situation. The collector was dancing. I called Harbor Freight’s in the area, as that’s all I needed at this point, but none to be had unless I wanted to travel a long ...

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Harbor Freight Rikon Impeller Upgrade – Is It Worth It? #1: Intro and Bottom Line

12-01-2019 05:00 PM by clagwell | 1 comment »

As many other people have already done I swapped my 10” HF impeller for a 12” Rikon replacement. Performance is subjectively better but I wanted to know how much improvement I actually got. There were several questions I wanted to answer and I’ve done a lot of testing that’s resulted in quite a bit of data. I’m using the blog format to help organize the presentation of that data. I won’t make you wade through all of the up coming posts to get to the bottom line t...

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Dust Collection & Health Risks from Wood Dust

10-20-2019 01:00 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

I recently had a health scare about my lungs – everything is ok now, but it reminded me again why respirators, vacuums, dust collectors, and air cleaners are so important. I don’t see enough of this type of information on YouTube to educate woodworkers, so I invested hours of time making a video that I hope will help fellow woodworkers be more aware and invest in protecting their health. If you find it useful, please share it… I feel it’s an important message for a...

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Finally, it's time to build the Frank'n-Collector #2: Duct

04-13-2019 12:20 AM by gmaffPappy | 2 comments »

I got the adapters for the 5” duct today, so it went up. It’s not all sealed up yet, but it’s together enough to do my initial tests. I plan on 2-3 more drops, but for now, I need at least one to continue building out the shop. There’s a lot of leaks (to be expected), but it was able to suck up everything I threw at it. For the first time since I purchased my Saw Stop, the inside is Dust Free! Then it’ll be time to make some of these mobile 5”...

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Finally, it's time to build the Frank'n-Collector #1: Two days of building the Dust Collector

04-08-2019 04:55 AM by gmaffPappy | 6 comments »

Floor space is so precious, I decide to hang my DC from the ceiling. One 1990’s, 220v, Jet DC1200, 2hp Dust Collector, a few trips to Lowe’s, and a lot of planning the Sketchup finally sees some results: Here’s the plan…..more or less: Install a 8” vent to the outside. Make and Hang Ceiling Mount. Make a box frame to hold the Blower and Motor Hang the box. Make the shelf to hold the blower and motor. Keep special attention on the blower input...

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My Dust Collector Mod #4: A little paint, a few screws...

09-13-2018 06:28 PM by BrettLuna | 0 comments »

Progress has been slow thanks to various distractions but I now have the caster base painted with Krylon “Hammered” spray paint, in black to give it a textured, industrial look. I also got the initial assembly of the chassis done: Assembly was good ol’ glue and pocket screws. Once the paint on the base has cured completely, I’ll set the chassis and dust separator in place to dial in where to mount the cone support. A complication with that is that cones are rou...

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Dust Collection Pickup

08-30-2018 07:45 PM by Redoak49 | 2 comments »

I recently started a project where I was doing a lot of power grinding and sanding. I used an angle grinder with a Kutzall Disk and an abrasive flap disk. I also was using a die grinder with Kutzall. I was generating a lot of dust and chips and need to control them. I tried just using the flex dust hose to collect the dust and chips but it was next to impossible to keep it where I wanted. So I built the following to be able to better target where I wanted to collect the dust and chips. ...

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Dust Collector Capacitor Gone Bad

06-06-2018 04:03 PM by pintodeluxe | 12 comments »

One day my Tempest cyclone dust collector wouldn’t turn on. It made some grunting noises, but never really got going. I assumed it was a start capacitor, as I’ve had that fail on other tools over time. At least I hoped that’s what was wrong. So step one was to order a new start capacitor from Grainger. The specs were 500 microfarads and 125 V. The electrical connection had to be changed from U shaped connectors to female tab connectors to fit the new capacitor. ...

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Selling Shop equipment moving to retirement home

08-04-2017 03:40 PM by harrywho | 3 comments »

We will be moving into a retirement home soon so I must sell most of my equipment. I am located just outside Roanoke, Indiana which is about 10 miles SW of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I’ve listed most of the bigger tools below. Contact me if interested for prices or make a reasonable offer for all of it. All the equipment is in very good condition.I don’t want to ship anything so it will be pickup only. Delta 12” Disk Sander, DeWalt DWS 780 Miter Saw, Craftsman 6” Jointer, De...

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