bOb (in firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
| seems I recall someone or several touting a DC from Harbor
| Freight.....I see item # 45378-5VGA at
| Does anyone have this DC and if so is it a worthwhile buy?
I have one attached to a CNC router through a pair of 55-gallon drum
cyclones and it's done a fairly good job for me for about two years.
Follow the link below for photos of my DC setup.
DeSoto, Iowa USA
Most people are thrilled with them.
A couple weeks ago someone here said theirs draws 9a. So, is a one hp DC of
questionable durability and a useless bag worth $170? Maybe, if that is
what you are looking for.
Apparently you have never seen or used one!
For a home shop they are great! As far as the cheap bags spewing dust all
over, I have yet to see that problem either!
I have one, and would not hesitate to buy another one!
Nope, never have measured the motor's current draw. I do know I need to run
it on a separate circuit or the breaker will trip with most any other tool
plugged into the same circuit. I never felt the need to know as I am well
satisfied with it. It sucks great! I connect it to my TS, planer. and
jointer, and it pulls all the dust and chips off all the tools very well.
The TS could use an overarm guard to get it all.
As far as the bag is seems to me that it is pretty good, I don't have fine
dust all over from it.
I think the dust collector is the only powered tool I would by from HF.
Anything else I looked at was pretty scary! I have a HF store close buy so I
check it out from time to time. I have bought a couple of cheap hand tools
from them, but not much. Some people have bought HF's jointer, but I looked
one over before I bought my Jet and did not like the fence. I looked at a
12" disk sander but the table mounts were too cheesy! Anything else with a
tail looked and felt too light duty.
When I bought my dust collector I looked at Jet and Delta as there is a
great tool dealer close by that stocked both. I could not see the difference
in quality to cover the $100 extra price.
I have one, and would buy it again if I needed one. If you pay attention,
all the people saying to run away from them have never owned one! I have not
seen one person that owned one complain about it! Well worth the money. If
the bags scare you, replacement bags can be bought cheap enough to still
make it a good deal!
They're a lot of bang for the buck and work well for most folks...
DON'T pay more than $160 for it.... IMO, it's only a good deal when it's on
If you're new to DC like I was, their started kit for $30 or so is a good
beginning... a hose or 2, some basic connectors, etc...
Please remove splinters before emailing
It runs my entire, albeit small, shop - radial arm saw, 10" table saw,
jointer, floor sweep.
Of course, I only run one at a time and I have little to complain about.
Since I keep my
DC in a different room - piped throught the wall. I followed anothers
pre-seasoning the meager 30mic bag by spraying the interior with generic
options available to replace the bags and still make it a good deal.
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