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#1 posted 08-03-2019 04:38 AM

Lol! The DC is actually pretty good although I’m not sure it’s worth $1600 used, even with the metal pipe octopus included.

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#2 posted 08-03-2019 04:40 AM

Falls under the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot category….

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#3 posted 08-03-2019 06:00 AM

It’s a great collector, just needs some plumbing work. Imagine the tight curve dust would have to navigate through that auxiliary port!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 08-03-2019 10:29 AM

I’m willing to bet that the owner will tell you it gets every spec of dust.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#5 posted 08-03-2019 03:55 PM

is it trying to feed the 6” hose with a 4” intake and wouldn’t that filter be a bit of a starving factor .looks small .
looks like a nice collector though .is it a good price for the collector not including the junk .

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#6 posted 08-03-2019 04:00 PM

He started with putting on the double Y 180 degrees out. Other than the obvious, regarding plumbing, I agree, it would be a great collector for most hobby shops.

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#7 posted 08-04-2019 03:28 AM

Sounds like a decent price, but I’m suprised to see the way it’s ducted. I would have thought if someone Invests good money in the unit, he would have check on proper ducting. If he’s not happy with the collection, I’m sure it’s because of how I see it piped,

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#8 posted 08-08-2019 09:07 PM

Yet another collector “huh.” While this one may spin those glass out, you aren’t going to be able to wear them afterward.

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#9 posted 08-08-2019 09:27 PM



Yet another collector “huh.” While this one may spin those glass out, you aren t going to be able to wear them afterward.

- Kelly

This one just makes me say “Why?”
and the ugly octopus is another one that makes me ask:

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#10 posted 08-08-2019 10:19 PM

Ummm….well…..the dust bin looks good.
Other than that, what a mess!
That dude spent a lot of money and then did it all perfectly wrong.

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#11 posted 08-08-2019 10:50 PM

ya gotta admit the craigs list sellers take a lot of pride in what they try to sell-lol.

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#12 posted 08-08-2019 11:02 PM

I can’t get over this angle of attack on the inlet. It makes me laugh. I circled it in blue.

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#13 posted 08-08-2019 11:17 PM

Mike, well, at least he did use duct tape (snort – just not the kind I’d use on ANY duct).

On the white cyclone, I have to admit, that is the first time I’ve seen someone push air into a cyclone, rather than pull it. Of course, one of the reasons many of us add cyclones is so things don’t get pulled through the impellers of our collectors.

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#14 posted 08-08-2019 11:26 PM

And I am sure the creators of the above disasters will pass on their knowledge as if experts. Do they build their wooden creations the same way?

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#15 posted 08-08-2019 11:28 PM

Yeah, I’m concerned for the longevity of the impeller on the white system too. I’m guilty of using silver cloth duct tape though. I can’t fault that.

I haven’t modified my system yet and occasionally something larger will get into the impeller and slam into the housing with quite the BANG. The last time that happened my wife was in the shop and she squealed. I had to laugh.

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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