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Old 01-01-2015, 03:18 PM
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Default harbor freight dust collector on sale

Usually shy far away from harbor freight power tools but there have been dozens if not 100's of very positive reviews on woodworking sites about this, so I finally got one.
Not much notice but it is 25% off today, got mine for about $150. A comparable 2 hp jet model would cost 3-4x as much.

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-hp-in...tor-97869.html



http://images.harborfreight.com/hftw...n-linfield.jpg

They have been having a slew of sales lately, so if you can't rush and get one today a similar sale is likely around the corner.
Am also going to get the upgrade filter cartridge, which filters down to .5 microns. Also heard it improves airflow, and looks much better and uses less space than the bag.
http://wynnenv.com/products-page/pro...cartridge-kit/

Though they had a hose kit with hose, clamps blast gate ect, I passed on that for $59. Will probably go to Rocklers and get the hose and reducers I need, and will probably end up paying just about the same [but I am going there anyhow as they have exotic wood 25% off there this week].
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:28 PM
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I have a friend that has one of those and other that my Grizzly having a cloth collection bag, they are almost identical. And about $100 to $150 cheaper.
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:46 AM
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I've been using mine for 3 years. Love it, it works great.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:13 PM
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I just ordered the upgrade filter [which costs more than the collector itself] and ended up getting the harbor freight hose kit too, rocklers for the hose alone was just as much.
My dust boot appears to have the room to accommodate a 4" tube so I think I'll hole saw a larger hole instead of using a reducer.

I'm on a roll, am on track to getting a Laguna 12" bandsaw and possibly a drum sander as well, so I'll really need that extra airflow for those.
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Old 01-03-2015, 12:55 PM
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Sweet , I've got a Jet 1 hp collector with the canister filter on it , it does keep the dust down well . What kind of drum sander are you looking at Doug , I've got a Jet 16-32 , it cost me but I wouldn't ever be without one , what a great tool .
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Old 01-03-2015, 01:55 PM
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I am currently lusting after this one

http://www.amazon.com/SUPERMAX-TOOLS...ews/B006O0NIU4
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Old 01-03-2015, 05:03 PM
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I almost bought a HF one but ended up with one from Penn State Industries. The reason was the Penn State collectors had 1 micron filter bags which really make a big difference in the amount of dust which gets recycled into the shop air. However, The HF is a best buy for the basic hardware especially if you can use the 20% off coupon.

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