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DC unit on sale cheap

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Just notied Harbor Freight has their 2hp dust collection unit on sale again. $209, plus a 20% off coupon. Takes the price down 42 bucks to $167. Works very well for me and a lot of others. Put a chip collector in front of it and you get nice performance. It comes with a 5 miron bag filter, but you can buy a canister filter like the one in the piture, but it will cost you more than the HF unit. I have a Wynn filter for it, but I think Grizzly makes one now with a beater bar built in. With the Wynn filter, you blow compressed air back through it. The picture shows a canister filter, the one on sale is a bag. Roll it outside when you use it because the bag leaks small particles like mad.

The second picture is how I have it set up now, outside the shop under a shelter.


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My HF DC is 15 years old. Haven't had one problem with it. Although, it's in a hobby shop and doesn't run continuously. It only serves two table saws and, the planer. The miter saw, and various stationary sanders use a shop vac.
I used a 35 gal. trash can with a venturi lid for a chip collector. That worthless filter and bag was removed and the dust is vented outside. After a day of planing, the dust accumulation outside is negligible. The chip collector catches most all of it.
For a small, one man shop, the HF DC is ideal...IMHO.
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