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Review by exelectrician posted 11-21-2011 07:27 AM 6781 views 1 time favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am dissapointed with my Delta 50-760 for the following reasons…
1. It is too loud.
2.It cannot pick up more than ten handplane shavings with out blocking all the grids inside.
3.I cannot use it anywhere near my chopsaw, small offcuts have caused several dents in the case when they slam into the inner parts.
4.I touch the large fabric bag and a cloud of fine dust falls, Am I breathing this stuff?

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#1 posted 11-21-2011 11:04 AM

They are all loud
It’s a dust collector, not a long curly shavings collector
It’s not a small parts collector
what micron bag is it? 30? 5? 1? a 30 is useless . you might as well just blow the dust in your face with a fan.
yes you are breathing the dust.

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#2 posted 11-21-2011 01:24 PM

Consider upgrading with a Wynn filter. You will do your lungs a favor.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#3 posted 11-21-2011 02:16 PM

Like said above. You need an upgraded filter and you should build a separator. That’ll solve two of your issues.

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#4 posted 11-21-2011 02:57 PM

I think new filter, separator and perhaps an ambient filter might be the way to go. Can you put the unit external to your shop? I upgraded my bag to a canister, added a separator, moved it to the back corner, and bought a JET overhead filter unit. Mine gobbles up shavings pretty well. Unless you want to upgrade to an expensive cyclone unit, I think you’re stuck with the recommendations others have given above.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 11-21-2011 04:18 PM

The Thien cyclone site has easy to use instructions for building separators, I have one on both my 4” and my
2” lines on my home build dust collector, I built the smaller one so I can use it with my shop vac also and it
has made a world of difference. I also put my dust collector in a separate shed outside my shop, so it sounds
like a greatly muffled monster in the closet.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 11-21-2011 04:28 PM

^I’d do exactly what Gus did;)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#7 posted 11-21-2011 05:03 PM

Just from my experience:
1. All dust collectors are loud
2. I had this problem with my Delta DC also; it’s very annoying. I clipped out the grid and never had another clog.
3. I think small offcuts would damage any dust collector…
4. You mean the cloud of dust falls into the lower plastic bag when you tap the upper bag? That happens with mine also. It’s capturing the dust instead of sending it into the air. From what I’ve read, a fine layer of sawdust on the inside of the cloth bag actually improved filtration.

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#8 posted 11-21-2011 05:16 PM

I believe your expectations are beyond what a dust collector is supposed to do…

#1. They all make noise. If there was no noise, there would be no air movement, if there is no air movement, there is no dust being collected. Simply put. Deal with it.

#2. They all do that. Long curly shavings are not dust. If you want to avoid this problem. You need a pre-separator in your dust collection system. Spend the bucks for a cyclone, or build a Thien separator and that problem mostly, but not 100% goes away. (You CAN trip a cyclone or a Thien if you really abuse them).

#3. Again, we are dealing with a HUGE problem of expectation. This is a DUST collector, not a wood chunk collector. The fact that it DOES suck up wood chunks big enough to dent the housing is actually really impressive for a 1.5 HP DC… Again, if you want to avoid this problem, use a separator…

#4. On the dust falling. Is it inside or outside the DC that the dust is falling? If outside, you do indeed have a problem. I would say if it is inside the bag, then unless your head is in there, don’t worry about it… But if it is outside, then your bag isn’t doing its job well… I personally would suggest upgrading the filter media to a Wynn 35A canister filter. They give you MUCH more surface area, and I can attest by personal experience, they filter very well…

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#9 posted 11-21-2011 06:58 PM

Lots of good suggestions above. In addition, I would remove the grid which covers the fan inlet. Even then, I have heard that hand plane shavings can be difficult to pick up and get thru the fan without hanging up on the blades. You might consider sweeping up the hand plane shavings.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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#10 posted 11-21-2011 09:18 PM

I am just now able to see your pic. You DO have a separator. Something is SERIOUSLY wrong though, Your side inlet points down at a 45 degree angle. Why? I would think that would stir up the stuff below and just shove it up into the intake to the DC…

In your pic, it is hard to tell if that is a thien designed separator, but I seriously doubt that it is. With the pot belly sides of that drum, it would be next to impossible to get the baffle clearances right with a Thien…

Do your stress level a HUGE favor and check out Phil’s design…

It will go a LONG way to helping keep your hair. Assuming you still have any…

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#11 posted 11-22-2011 06:46 AM

I moved mine outside and built an enclosure for it. Also, I am fortunate not to have neighbors nearby so I removed the top filter bag and rigged up a 4 inch exhaust tube in its place so I just blow all the dust into the woods. The bottom bag is full but I don’t empty it and the excess just blows out the tube.It seems to work well, I get a lot of suction and after removing the grid near the impellers it does not plug up.
I’m happy with my ‘modified’ Delta collector.

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#12 posted 11-22-2011 07:27 AM

Brutal suggestions but true. Isn’t is fun to read about people who really hate thier equipment and also read about those people who really love them???

-- mike...............

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#13 posted 11-22-2011 09:09 AM

Our Harbor Freight 2 HP DC isn’t loud at all. Have an older Delta that screams.

A pre-separator solves #2 and #3.

A Wynn cartridge filter solves #4.

Any good dust collection system should be coupled with a good air filtration system. We have a Jet air filter that really works well, has a remote control, and can be set to run for a period of time after we leave the shop.

Good luck

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#14 posted 11-22-2011 04:37 PM

LJ should create a method for us to vote on how useful a review is.

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#15 posted 11-22-2011 07:04 PM

I have one from Penn Indutries that came with a 1 micron bag and I have been very happy with mine. Not that load at all. Sorry to here your is not working out.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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