Instead, buy a used Stanley at a flea market and fix it up. Hopefully these pictures can better describe whats going on. In relation to the slot, the air will be coming in from where my left hand is, not my right hand as I originally had it. You will certainly loose static pressure, but its the airflow that counts when dealing with fine particles. If you do this conversion and want some practice, why not build? I was a little skeptic about leaving the cone shaped inner ring. This is what it looks like today. And ultimately whatever we bought, broke five days later.
I'm not saying their business model is dishonest or nefarious. Its harbor freight so im a little hesitant of buying it. Its guts are on the right in this picture. The friction fit will more than suffice. Because of that, I extended my frame higher in order to accept an exhaust manifold that will direct the exhaust and hold the filter bags. The old felt bag filter clogged so fast.
I wont get too much into this. So, take them down, try them out, add some weight. After doing some research and counting my pennies, I decided to go for the Harbor Freight dust collector and planned on modifying it into a two stage cyclone down the road. I have no objections to responding to them but I thought it would be beneficial to start a video library of sorts to briefly touch on what I think of a particular tool or set of tools. I think that is the most serious dust shoe I have ever seen! How well would the harbor freight dust collector work just using the motor only with a presorting can to catch the chips and just running the exit hose outside for the fine dust? My email address is Thanks for any response you might avail. This gives the effect that each piece was cut down the middle lengthwise but without all the hassle of actually cutting everything down the middle lengthwise.
The machine does everything I need it to do. Also, after I filmed the video I went back and made a plywood bracket to attach the middle of the cyclone to the wall. . The last one will be dedicated to a dust collector. So I've been searching for an alternative. Any idea how the collector would work in a similar arrangement without the Thein Baffle setup? Searched for it but appears to not being readily available.
Testing out how easy it is to remove the can. A screwdriver should be a thing you buy once. Informative to the point as to the actual experience with the machine. It featuresÂ a remote range of up to 50 meters outdoors and 20Â meters indoors, you. One of the most interesting aspects of the build is the scratch-built blast gates. Very similar machine, except the Grizzly has a bigger motor, a bigger impeller more suckage and is wired for 240v.
Where my hand is located is the exhaust for the blower. The slot cutout should end right before the air intake. It is very convenient to just hit the button on the remote and go. This is going to be a long picture and video filled post. My garage is detached and I have the two lines run out to it. Hey Brent, I really like your dust collector build. Long story short, the new impeller is a backwards curved impeller and the original on is a forwards curved impeller.
Another Update: I discovered fairly early on that the screen material that I added on the inside of the filter was a bad idea. Our includes answers to common questions e. There are a bunch of cyclones on the market, but which to buy? Not everyone needs a system this intricate, but the tips and tricks he shows off during the build are great and can certainly be adapted to less grandiose setups. I love it and it is a better vortex than my home Phil Thien vortex devices were. Note: The screen was not a good idea. And that is exactly the kind of tools you get at Harbor Freight.
This prevents the dust collection system from wasting suction by trying to pull from all the stations at once when only one is in use at any given time. First i replaced the dust filter bag with a cartridge from Wynn Environmental. It sounds simple, but getting everything to work did take a few tricks, including a blow torch. One final question Jay, I see you use a lot of pocket screws to put your projects together. Clamps Every shop rat knows that you can never have enough clamps.
Because these are so large, they don't come boxed, and you can actually get your hands on the specific model you'll buy, overcoming the quality control problem that plagues this place. Jay, thanks for the inspiration. But if you're a woodworker who wants to make the tools you already own as accurate as possible, you will get decent results with this guy for less than 50% of a comparable model. But put it through every bit of the pipe. There are commercial solutions for sale, and they are really nice.
Get as many as you can afford. The Harbor Freight 1hp unit works fine, but is the first thing I'll eventually upgrade on mine. I had the air intake lined up with the two lines below where the slot starts. Don't seek them out, but if you happen to be in the area, you can pick up a few general indoor power strips with confidence. There are a few adages with which I can start this post. I was able to move the secured jaws with hand strength alone. Mechanics seem to have a love-hate relationship with Snap-On tools.