Converting my Jet DC to a cartridge filter

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Project by Jim posted 07-12-2009 10:57 PM 3230 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After reading about the hazards of the very fine particles generated when using the cloth bags found on popular dust collectors, I decided I needed to replace my cloth bag with a cartridge filter. I contacted Jet to see if I could retrofit my older DC 1100 with their new style cartridge, but the cost was approximately $300 and they couldn’t tell me if the size was compatible.

After a little web searching, I found a company in PA that caters to hobbyists…

They offer a conversion kit for approx $150 + shipping (Filter #35A100SBOL)

Fantastic! Took a little work to build an MDF “donut” to adapt the filter to my Jet DC, but I’m very pleased with the results. (I rough cut the MDF circle with my bandsaw and then drilled a hole if the middle. I mounted a pin on my router table and routed the edge smooth. I then routed the grove to accept the foam gasket. Finally, I routed the inside diameter of the donut).

The kit also includes a supply of poly bags which replace the lower cloth bag. No more dumping the cloth bag into another trash bag for disposal. Just pull off the poly bag, tape the top closed, and toss it in the trash bin.

I strongly encourage my fellow woodworkers to educate themselves on the hazards of dust inhalation. Get a good dust collector, and then make sure it has effective filtering.

-- Jim, Boise ID - Attitude is everything

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#2 posted 07-13-2009 12:18 AM

I have a Delta 350 I think I will convert. Thanks for the post and the link.

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#3 posted 12-04-2009 11:56 AM

the filter looks similar to the ones i used on my peterbilt when i was lowbedding if so you got a steal there i used to have to pay around two hundred a peice for the filters.any way i was woundering if you ever made it over to belingham to visit grizzly tools my wife wont let me go there any more after the last time we went there she said i looked like a 7 year old at toys r us.if you ever go there and feel like going over hwy 20 stop in omak and say hi its on the way there

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#4 posted 05-15-2010 01:22 AM

Your JET looks just like mine (DC1100C) as far as the metal and motor anyway.I don’t have the black hose connecting the two however(mine is clear) I bought mine with the Dust Dog cartridge filter which has a two grip handle on top that operates an agitator to help keep the filter pleats from loading up with dust on the inside.It also came with the plastic bag system for easy cleaning.I can’t believe that JET couldn’t tell you if the system would fit yours or not. It’s a 20” diameter housing that the filter attaches to. Did they ask you what size yours was? Seems odd that they would make more than one size DC1100 housing.How old is your DC1100 ? I see that you have an external clamp instead of the internal hoop to keep the lower bag in place.What is holding the top filter in place ?What is the micron rating on your filter cartridge ?

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#5 posted 09-10-2010 06:29 PM

HEY! I have that exact collector. I think I found my next project! Thanks for this tip.

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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