No, we (they) are saying that 30 microns isn't sufficient on any collector
to get the stuff that worries the experts. It isn't just Harbor Freight.
However, catching the table saw and router table dust down to .3 microns
doesn't do much, if you then run your random orbit sander without some
means of dust collection.
The truly dedicated will get a mask, a ceiling filter, and a cyclone
collector with good filters. Some of the others will move to hand tools,
or working outside. For the truly paranoid, there's usually a game on
Do what you think is reasonable, in connection with your hobby, and the
rest of your life and health habits.
Thanks... I love your attitude.. have we closed a bar together
Just "restarting" my woodwoorking, I see that I have a lot of
equipment to collect, but I know it's not reasonable to get it all
I had a another talk with the wife tonight, after we read the posts...
I think the plan now is to get the HF system and use it "as is" for
now, while designing and building a filter system for the shop..
We're hoping to be buying a bigger place next year and building a shop
if the place doesn't have a good "out building" (my wife is from N.
Dakota) that can be used as one...
It seems like I'm better not getting much more stuff for the garage
and waiting to see how much space the next shop has and what I can put
in before I move my tools in..
Maybe my wife will win the lotto and I'll have on built like Toms!
I just got one, have looked into lots of different makes and was really
hesitant about the HF one, but after reading all these posts decided to try
it and I must say that it works well, clears all the waste from the table
saw, even the fine dust coming up through the top. Has HF changed the paint?
it now matches my Grizzly saw instead on that off green color.
PAINT?? yours has paint?? I got ripped off.. lol
I've been playing with mine quite a bit, waiting for the damn hose and
gate kit that's back ordered from HF and the stuff I bought on ebay...
just have 2 dryer hoses and a home made cyclone..
I haven't seen ANY dust come through the bag... used it on RAS, sander
box, (overkill, going back to vac there), on the shop floor and in the
driveway for my neighbors pesky shedding tree dropping tons of tiny
leaves.. (hey, I'm testing it, and it was closer than the leaf blower)
So far, I can't feel anything in either bag.. it all seems to go into
the cyclone... what a great invention! I'm making a smaller one for
the shop vac!!
well, it's embarrassingly ugly, but I'll shoot a few this weekend, if
I have a sober moment.. *g*
basically, I bought 2 prepackaged "screw on" dryer connection kits at
lowes for $15 each.. they came with a metal hose and 2 elbows each..
I ran one hose from the DC to an elbow stuck in a hole in the top of a
plastic garbage can lid, put the other elbow inside the lid, sticking
through the hole and clamped the other hose on..
the inside elbow seems to create the cyclone..
I'll try to get some pics posted this weekend..
wow.. replying to my own post again.. weird!
I took a few and put them up on ABPW this morning before the family
let the eating and drinking begin... bow to the football gods and life
will be good..
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