Improvements to Make Quality Woodworking Dust Collectors
I purchased a Bandsaw. It is time to revamp the ductwork and the blower.
I was not getting the suction desired from the 1½ HP Motor/Blower.
Also, I had back draft in the exit filter for fine dust. I opted for two large filters to replace the small one in the Wood Magazine's Plan. That did the trick!
As stated on the first page, it was a simple process to rearrange the ductwork. Remove the
aluminum tape and rivets. Put the ducts where they are needed. And reconnect. Can you do that with PVC?
Also, it was time, to upgrade the motor/blower to a 2HP with a 12" impeller blower. After careful investigation, I ended up buying a Shop Fox Portable Dust Collector for $150 on eBay.
I took the old motor/blower off of the cyclone. I removed the new Shop Fox Motor/Blower from the Portable Dust Collector. Then I put that unit on top of the Cyclone dust collector Perfect fit!
Next, I put the old Motor/blower on the Shop Fox Portable Dust Collector and sold it for $125.
So this upgrade only cost me $25. It pays to do a little thinking prior to charging ahead.
Import Motor Dies
The Shop Fox Motor started smoking after two years.
I took the motor off of the blower and hauled it to a small electric engine repair store. The capacitors had burned out in the import motor and fried other parts. The Cost of repair = $174, which included better parts.