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Better Shop Series #8: Do This Small Shop Collection Dust UPGRADE

05-26-2022 03:47 PM by TimberBiscuit | 0 comments »

Today let’s cover the best dust collection to use in a small woodshop and how to set it up using flex hose and quick connects. The Mini Gorilla by Oneida Air Systems is a mobile dust collection system that really packs a punch. It boasts a 1.5hp motor and HEPA filter and significantly improves air quality compared to my previous setup. One of the biggest benefits (besides not breaking the bank) of this dust collection system is the mobile base, allowing me to move it when needed from to...

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Better Shop Series #7: ULTIMATE Small Shop Dust Collection [TESTED]

05-12-2022 04:02 PM by TimberBiscuit | 4 comments »

Dust collection is super important in any woodshop. And I recently upgraded my smaller dust collection system. After getting it set up, I compared it’s performance to what I was using prior, a 14 gallon drum, a 5 gallon bucket, and a shop vac. Let me tell you, some of the results may shock you. Essentially, we are looking for a combination of hoses, vacuums, and cyclones that will most efficiently remove dust. In other words, which one will lose the least amount of CFM. I had high hopes fo...

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Laguna Air Filtration Giveaway

08-02-2021 06:23 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

Laguna is doing another giveaway, this time for a Laguna Clean Air Filtration system.Contest is available to U.S. and Canadian residents.You can’t win if you don’t enter… so get your entry in starting August 6th 2021 Enter here… Winner will be announced by Laguna August 20th 2021 For tool specs go to

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Quiet a Noisy Cyclone Dust Collector (Video)

06-25-2021 03:00 PM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

Just wanted to share my experience with sound suppression on my 2hp wall mounted cyclone. I made a soffit baffle and filter cover to drop the noise level significantly. Here’s the video… Cheers!

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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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