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Forum topic by bbandu posted 11-18-2019 01:46 PM 1660 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bbandu

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11-18-2019 01:46 PM

I purchased a Harbor Freight dust collector and intend to upgrade the impeller. I am having a serious issue getting the stock impeller off. I have never done this before and do not want to mess up the impeller (incase I need it for later) or the shaft. I purchased a set of gear pullers and still cold not get it to come off. Any suggestions.


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Robert

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#1 posted 11-18-2019 02:46 PM

Why do you want to do this? Just curious.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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#2 posted 11-18-2019 02:51 PM


Why do you want to do this? Just curious.

- Robert

I am upgrading it to the Rikon 12 in. impeller, I also want to rotate the fan shroud. This cannot be done without removong the impeller.

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#3 posted 11-18-2019 03:03 PM

I upgraded the impeller on my HF DC using a gear puller to remove the original impeller and had no difficulty at all getting it off. The whole process of removing the original impeller and installing the new one took 15 minutes at most. Possibly you have a little rust holding the impeller on the shaft and spraying a little penetrating oil on it might loosen it up. BTW, you will notice a significant improvement in air flow with the larger Rikon impeller.

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#4 posted 11-18-2019 03:08 PM



I upgraded the impeller on my HF DC using a gear puller to remove the original impeller and had no difficulty at all getting it off. The whole process of removing the original impeller and installing the new one took 15 minutes at most. Possibly you have a little rust holding the impeller on the shaft and spraying a little penetrating oil on it might loosen it up. BTW, you will notice a significant improvement in air flow with the larger Rikon impeller.

- syenefarmer

Thanks, it seems like everything either takes longer, more difficult then it should be. I will spray it down and try again later.

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#5 posted 11-18-2019 03:38 PM

Hi Robert, folks do this because the HF dust collector has a 10” impeller that doesn’t move very many scfm, nor take advantage of the HP rating of the motor.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#6 posted 11-18-2019 11:11 PM

I assume you do know if tightening the puller doesn’t make it move you whack the center bolt on the puller with a hammer with the puller tightened?

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