Goodbye Delta Dust Collector

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Forum topic by bruc101 posted 05-19-2017 04:57 PM 1331 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-19-2017 04:57 PM

I’ve had one of Delta’s Shopmaster dust collectors connected to my Performax 22-44 for several years. Yesterday was the end for it in my shop when it took 2 of us 15 minutes to connect the bag back on it after emptying it. That’s been a pain in my butt since the first time I emptied the bag.

I called a retired woodworking friend and asked him if he wanted it for free. He said nope Bruce not with the way the bag connects to it. I finally took it to A Sharing and Caring store and gave it to them.

I went and bought me a Jet DC-650 this morning and it’s like going from a horse and wagon to a Rolls Royce compared to the two.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#1 posted 05-19-2017 08:25 PM

I’ve had my DC-650 for 15 years or so. It’s really hard to imagine something so bad that the 650 is that much of an improvement. I can do it by myself, so I guess that’s something, but it’s a real pain.

It’s a good dust collector though. I’ve been very happy with its performance.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#2 posted 05-19-2017 09:02 PM

i converted a general dust collector into a bagless type, wasn’t cheap, but i refused to get rid of a machine that worked

sorry the pics are rotated, they are not rotated on my computer, but no idea how to straighten them

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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#3 posted 05-21-2017 07:45 PM

That’s what is nice about a Dust Deputy. You empty it instead of the bag.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#4 posted 05-21-2017 08:03 PM

Never had a problem with the bag on my shopmaster, it takes me 45 seconds instead of the usual 30 seconds only when my game is a little off. I use big horn bags that fit a little loose and a small strip of duct tape holds the bag tight while I install the metal strap. On the top I installed an American Fabric Filter extra tall 1 micron bag that very rarely comes off. I can imagine several others perform better but having the shopmaster hooked directly to each machine as it’s moved around makes for decent suction, coupled with the small foot print make it a good value at least for the < $170 I paid a little over ten years ago.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#5 posted 05-23-2017 02:29 PM

- JuniorJoiner

Where did you get the flanges and fittings to connect the blower to the filter stack? That looks very nice…


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#6 posted 05-26-2017 02:31 AM

i ordered them from nordfab. mostly wanted to try their stuff to see what all the hype is about. it worked well for me and i am happy with it

-- Junior -Quality is never an accident-it is the reward for the effort involved.

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