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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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Hot Rodding a Harbor Freight DC #2: Verticality Controversy Rages On

03-17-2011 07:15 AM by newTim | 14 comments »

The question before us is whether it is 1) safe, 2) feasible, 3) advisable, 4) possible to align a HF Dust Collector motor horizontally. There have been many examples in the review section of doing this and there have been a lot of comments both pro and con. A couple of folks (CovenantCreation and

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Hot Rodding a Harbor Freight DC #1: If you build it, dust will come.

03-15-2011 08:18 AM by newTim | 9 comments »

Here’s my big idea for converting a HF to a 2-stage DC. I sold my Jet and bought the HF for $139. I got the vortex (?) lid from Woodcraft and am using a regular plastic trash can. I didn’t take the time, yet, to draw in the intake/outtake hoses, and I don’t know how to draw the plastic bag, but you can get an idea of the concept. I must confess, however, I already built one of these, but it turned out to be too small. It was too short, too narrow, and not deep enough, o...

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