Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'dust collector'

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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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DIY Cyclone Dust Collector #1: All the main parts together

01-14-2017 10:06 PM by Mike_D_S | 2 comments »

So I’ve been gathering parts to build a cyclone dust collector for a while and finally get serious about starting to finish putting it together. The main components are:Blower/motor are from a Delta 50-181 2HP 1PH, according to the manual is 8 1/2” max SP and 1100CFM.Cyclone is Super Dust Deputybin is a fiber barrel I had aroundFilter is a 36” CYFN36, 350 sq ft surface area, supposed to be Merv15220V Long Ranger remote switch I also have a few other parts like a Muffle...

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Workshop Dust Collection System #1: Workshop Dust Collector

11-15-2016 01:44 PM by grumpybear7357 | 2 comments »

Hi All, this is my first blog post. I have been lurking here on LumberJocks for some time – reading and learning. Thought I would share the layout and build of my little Dust Collection System. I have a multi-use workshop where I do my woodworking. I stumbled into a deal on a ShopSmith DC-3300 Dust Collector (DC) which I have plumbed into a fixed DC system. The DC-3300 moves 330 Cubic Feet per Minute (CFM) of air. Perfectly adequate with properly sized plumbing. Of course ever...

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