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Dust Collector Broken Impeller Repair

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 08-11-2020 12:58 AM 513 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 distance for one. I thought… repair? Here is a very short video of how I fashioned a new impeller blade and the result.
Maybe someone could try this if this ever happened to them. It only took a couple of hours. Will it hold up over time? I don’t know. I’m just glad the housing is made of steel!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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Peteybadboy

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#1 posted 08-11-2020 10:38 AM

Nice fix. I have the same collector. I should inspect the propeller.

-- Petey

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#2 posted 08-11-2020 11:12 AM

Interesting, I hope it works but not something I would do. For me the risks are too great of it throwing a piece of shrapnel around the shop.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 08-11-2020 12:36 PM



Interesting, I hope it works but not something I would do. For me the risks are too great of it throwing a piece of shrapnel around the shop.

- Redoak49

I know. But it’s in the corner of the shop and the impeller is pretty well enclosed.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#4 posted 08-12-2020 08:32 PM

Nice fix. It works, doesn’t get any better than that.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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