Hot rodding a harbor freight dust collector.In the spring of 2007 i purchased the harbor freight 2hp dust collector.Based on what ive read on various forums, this is one of those hf tools that is worth owning, especially with a few modifications.The day after i got the dc, i ordered the filter cartridge kit from wynn environmental.
Originally, the filter i was using was the 13f230nano, but dick suggested i use the 13r230nano.Using this filter in combination with a gamma seal lid would allow me to make the filter screw on and off for easy cleaning.Dick was kind enough to send over the parts i needed to make this modification, including the 13r230nano filter.
I needed a system that had little footprint and high dust collection capacity.The motor is a harbor freight motor that i purchased new, and then sold the remaining bits on craigslist to help recoup some of the money.It attaches to a super dust deputy, which is connected to a 20 gallon drum.
My requirements were run the ducting above the rafters, direct venting outside with no filter, as few bends as possible thus the idea of mounting the cyclone at rafter level and an easy way to empty the chips and dust.The harbor freight 2 hp dust collector is the heart of the project.
Collect wood dust with these simple yet effective dust collectors.The base has wheels, so you can move the unit around for connection to different equipment.These collectors are 95 efficient for wood dust particles 25 microns and larger.696 cfm and 1, 400 cfm collectors use one top and one bottom filter bag.2, 431 cfm collector uses two top and two bottom filter bags.
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.Only a couple of months after purchasing the dc, i started purchasing bits and pieces of what i wanted in my final setup.The 5 micron bag doesnt filter out fine dust.
Hey i have been looking into doing something like this.I am currently using a very week shop smith 3300 with a 30gallon presorting can.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 so not using the baffle at all.
Hi guys, it seems like the harbor freight 2 hp dust collector is the single most talked about piece of equipment on these forums by far.Questions about this thing just come up over and over again.So sorry if this review just seems like beating a dead horse, but i figure the continued and continuous interest merits a new review.
For the price i paid, ive been very pleased with my harbor freight dust collector.From the get-go i added a 0.5 micron pleated filter and a neutral vane to improve the performance.Heres the story on that part.However, every time i emptied the lower bag i had to remove the filter to clean all the embedded chips and sawdust from between the.
The problem with the hf dust collector is the bag, it only filters down to 5 microns.All the really dangerous dust particles are smaller.The more expensive dcs, such as canisters, filter.
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Getting ready to get another dust collector.Mine is only a 1 hp and i have had it for over 25 years.Need more power.A friend of mine just bought one of the hf dust collectors, and i was impressed by the amount of suction compared to my current one.Hf is having their 25 off coupon sale.
Oneida mini gorilla vs harbor freight dust collector cfm measurements.It is 2 years old and has a new filter.I was upgrading from a hf dust collector 1.5 hp which has served me well, but does not filter out the fine particles from getting into the air.I also looked at the thien baffle as well as wynn filter.
Reviews harbor freight 2 hp dust collector harbor freight 2 hp dust collector modification.05-30-2017 0128 am by wuddoc 7 comments a number of ljs have written about the quality, problems, solutions and modifications concerning the harbor freight 2 hp 70 gal.
My modifications to the harbor freight dust collector.Photo 1 shows the dc end with the wynn filter mounted on top and the plastic bag below.This is not the filter in the wynn kit today.When i did mine, there was no kit available, so i just chose a filter with.5 micron filtration and made a plate that fit it to the dc.I chose a filter.
The situation its been three years since i installed the harbor freight dust collector in an outside shed with a home-built chip separator and a new wynn filter.The chip separator took out the big stuff, but still passed a lot of dust maybe 20 which would settle in the filter or the bag.
Fellow dust generators, just wanted to share my dust collector set up including some mods to the harbor freight dust collector i use in my workshop.I am still building the parts to hook it up to my x carve nothing cooler than cutting parts for your machine with your machine first i replaced the dust filter bag with a cartridge from wynn environmental.This is a bolt on mod easy.
I do plan, however, to add a cyclonic separator to keep the chips from clogging the 5-micron filter and plastic bag.Photos by author.Source harbor freight 2hp dust collector, model 97869 199.00 coupons and discounts are frequently available for all harbor freight tools, and shipping is a flat rate 6.Com 800 423-2567.
Ok, i received and installed the wynn 35ba222nano cartridge filter for my harbor freight 2hp dust collector.I see no conceivable way, using the parts supplied to hold the filter cartridge to the hf dust collector body.The instructions provided by wynn make no sense and even if they were doable wouldnt provide any mounting capability.
Re my best harbor freight mods, thoughts, intro.Reply 11 on march 21, 2016, 052752 am bought the hf unit in january, still havent put it together, but have already made changes to it while in the process of building the tophat.
I have an omega, harbor freight, cartridge set-up that i have used for four years.My planned improvement is to rid my set-up of the plastic bag under the cartridge.In four years, that plastic bag has had about 4 inches of dust in it.My thought is to build a box immediately under the cartridge.