At that price everyone should have a dust collector. :wink:
My son gave me a 80 dollar gift certificate for harbor Freight. I thought that was a very nice thing to do, but what would I buy from Harbor freight.On September 4th they have a 25% off coupon. If its not already a super coupon deal you could get it for $150.
If you can wheel it outside when in use, the 5 micron is OK. But if you are using this indoors, then you should consider the Wynn canister filter, which gets down to 1micron. If you must use the bag indoors, wear a good quality face mask while working. In addition to hooking it to your machines, you can also get a 4 inch tube about 3 feet long with a floor sweeping attachment. Very nice for shop cleanup.CAVEAT EMPTOR: Good price, but observed the units I saw advertised (item#97869 and item#61790) only have a 5 micron filter bag.
Based on personal experience, I would not put much faith in a 5 micron bag. A .5 filter yes, but not a 5 micron filter
At one time I had a Delta dust collector with a 5 micron bag, 5" hose, and 2 HP 220 volt motor on an independent circuit. Powerful machine. But I still had dust in the air as the bag was too coarse to prevent the fine dust and the dust I could not see, but breathed in, from escaping! And a much more efficient bag was almost as much as the price paid for the system.
Anyone recommend where to get one of these? Are they really more expensive than the whole HF unit?I'll also replace the "5 micron" bag with a Wynn 1-micron canister filter soon.
Wynn Environmental Filters. Model 35a, and they now ship to Canada. This thing comes in a pretty good sized box. Maybe you Canadians can use this?Anyone recommend where to get one of these? Are they really more expensive than the whole HF unit?
So, can you tell us who makes the filter you like, and where we can purchase one, please?So I found another unit to fit the HF that has the handle and paddle to clear the dust and am much more happy. I still use the Wynn on one HF unit(I have several 2HP collectors) and it sits unused because I simply dont want to drag it outside and try to clean the canister.