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UPDATE - Harbor Freight Dust Collector Upgrade

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Project by MintyVictor posted 04-20-2019 01:45 PM 1429 views 17 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Early last month, I posted about my dust collector build, and received a lot of positive feedback. You can see that thread here for more information on the build.

Since that thread, I have made a couple great modifications to the system.

One of the modifications I made came after I got in touch with Dick Wynn over at Wynn Environmental. Originally, the filter I was using was the 13F230NANO, but Dick suggested I use the 13R230NANO. Using this filter in combination with a Gamma Seal Lid would allow me to make the filter screw on and off for easy cleaning. Dick was kind enough to send over the parts I needed to make this modification, including the 13R230NANO filter. (Thanks again, Dick!)

In addition to modifying the way the filter attaches, I also added a handle and a storage system along one side. The storage system features a few French cleats, a place for my Incra miter gauge, a 3/4” slot to keep some of my table saw accessories (since this is usually near my table saw), and a small peg for my table saw blades.

As mentioned in my original post, I made plans for this build after several folks asked. As of today (4/20/19), the plans are up to date with this new information. They can be purchased over on my Etsy at modernandmint.com for $10. The plans include a full purchase list, instructions on breaking down the lumber, step by step instructions on how to make the whole thing work, and a SketchUp model of the cabinet. Please know that the plans do not include instructions on making a handle or the storage system I added on the side.

Everyone who has previously purchased plans has been sent an updated copy of the plans that includes the information about using the 13R230NANO filter.





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moke

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#1 posted 04-20-2019 02:56 PM

That is the cleanest rebuild/upgrade I have seen yet…..well done

-- Mike

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#2 posted 04-20-2019 03:29 PM



That is the cleanest rebuild/upgrade I have seen yet…..well done

- moke

I second that, looks great and compact.

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MintyVictor

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#3 posted 04-20-2019 03:40 PM

That is the cleanest rebuild/upgrade I have seen yet…..well done

- moke

I second that, looks great and compact.

- BoilerUp21

Thanks to the both of you! I really appreciate the feedback.

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#4 posted 04-20-2019 05:55 PM

Sweet rig!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 04-20-2019 06:51 PM

Sweet. I agree it’s the cleanest most bang for the buck tiny package I have seen yet. Most all of them are on wheels, yet are so top heavy I can’t see actually rolling them, without helpers.

Nice mod, now when you get one that takes the dust out for you, I’m all in. :-)

Congrats on your 3, and thanks for posting

-- Think safe, be safe

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MintyVictor

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#6 posted 04-20-2019 06:57 PM



Sweet rig!

- Bob A in NJ

Thanks Bob!


Sweet. I agree it s the cleanest most bang for the buck tiny package I have seen yet. Most all of them are on wheels, yet are so top heavy I can t see actually rolling them, without helpers.

Nice mod, now when you get one that takes the dust out for you, I m all in. :-)

Congrats on your 3, and thanks for posting

- therealSteveN

I tried to make this the most bang for the buck option. I wanted to use good components, but not break the bank. This build actually came in under what I was anticipating, and is definitely one of the most compact designs I’ve seen.

Speaking of seeing top heavy builds, I was concerned about this being top-heavy, but this build is very, very solid and I move it every time I’m in the shop. I actually tried to tip it over with what I would think would be a solid budge (If I accidentally ran into it), and it stayed planted on the ground.

Thanks for the feedback!

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#7 posted 04-20-2019 07:21 PM

You should have added an epoxy river and live edge.

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drewpy

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#8 posted 04-21-2019 11:24 AM

Nicely done. I really like that’s it’s compact, clean, and has additional storage on the side. Great build.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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therealSteveN

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#9 posted 04-22-2019 02:50 AM


Speaking of seeing top heavy builds, I was concerned about this being top-heavy, but this build is very, very solid and I move it every time I m in the shop. I actually tried to tip it over with what I would think would be a solid budge (If I accidentally ran into it), and it stayed planted on the ground.

Thanks for the feedback!

- MintyVictor

Not wanting to give away why it isn’t top heavy. I will say the paid for plans are a deal. I have trouble every time I looked at one of the websites showing so many filters, for which vac. I got that info, plus a bunch of budget nuggets, build nuggets, and much you don’t just see looking at the pics. For 10 bux it was a deal to me.

Satisfied customer. No compensation given.

Thanks Victor.

-- Think safe, be safe

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