Here is my tool gloat for the month - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
Retired Moderator
 
Glenmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Glenmore
Posts: 2,093
 
Talking Here is my tool gloat for the month

I finally got my dust collector. I got the delta ap400 at lowes on Friday and put it together on Sunday. I always heard that it is quieter then a shop vac oh it is unbelievablly quiet. And with a 4" hose is really capiable to do what I want it to do. I going to use it for one machine at a time. Have to get some fittings for it so I can use the 2 1/2" hose to hook up my machines. I took the grate out of the fitting right be for the propellers because I figured that is where it would block up when I'm using it for planing I figured for that it will be a direct feed with the suction hose so it doesn't have far to travel. But this a welcome addition to my shop. No more brooming for this guy when I'm planing.

Glenmore

Mountain Top PA
Glenmore is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 11:55 AM
Registered User
 
reible's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,702
   
Default

Glad you got a good dust collection system set up! I'm sure you will enjoy it.

I am a bit worried however. I don't know what the delta looks like so maybe I'm off base here but I must warn you that in general removing the grate/screen might not be a good idea. Soon or later an object will find its way to the impeller and it will not be very quiet at that point... as in can you say damaged = $.

Maybe other could comment on this?

Ed
reible is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 12:15 PM
Retired Moderator

 
GoonMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Country: United States
First Name: Randy
Posts: 508
 
Default

Congrats Glenmore,

I have been looking at them too for a while. Not sure if I want to get the Delta or the one from HF.

I have been reading on other forums where alot have removed the grate because that is where it clogs up at. I also read where they add a couple of magnets to catch any small metal shavings.
GoonMan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
Retired Moderator
 
Glenmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Glenmore
Posts: 2,093
 
Default

Randy I bought this one I was looking at the HF 2hp model before I latch onto this one . The problem is if you don't live close to one of their stores the shipping will kill that idea. I called them just to get a price and it almost doubled. Ed I'm not worried about that it will handle the occational wood chips from the tablesaw. Just going to be for saw dust still have a shop vac for the floor and other things. Thanks for the warning though.

Glenmore

Mountain Top PA
Glenmore is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-29-2005, 10:00 PM
Registered User
 
Hickory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Country: Canada
First Name: Rick
Posts: 82
 
Default

Here my 2 cents...about DC...When and if you get to the point of hooking it up to several machines..Try to keep it near the Machine's that create alot of ducts..Like a planer Table saw..etc..
Gates are as must..and going to a larger pipe wont hurt you..5 or 6 inch.
Take the Grate off , im a not sure is a good thing to do., Might be ok for a sanding machine but if you get a large piece it may bend the impeller.
Sounds like you got a Great DC..2 hp should move alot of dust...Congrads on the new machine..
Hickory
Hickory is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 01:43 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Charles
Posts: 143
 
Default

Glad to here you added a DC to your shop equipment list. I fully agree with your taking out the grate before the blower impeller to prevent clogging, however, I would add a seperator between your suction and the blower. If you are using it to sweep up and suck up a chuck of wood or a screw or something heavier, it won't get to the blower. They are only around $30 plus a trash can and I think that's cheap insurance to protect your investment. Good luck..........Chuck

PopPop

If it's worth building, It's worth building well.

[email protected]
Pop_pop1 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-30-2005, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
Retired Moderator
 
Glenmore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Country: United States
First Name: Glenmore
Posts: 2,093
 
Default

Hickory sorry for the little mix up I bought a 1hp delta. Should work well for what I'm going to use it for.

Chuck I was thinking of that line of getting a seperator just for that purpose thanks for everyones input. Always open for sugestions.

Glenmore

Mountain Top PA
Glenmore is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tool Review Guidelines ~ READ BEFORE POSTING Mark Tool Reviews 4 11-30-2011 05:21 PM
Tool Gloat nzgeordie Tools and Woodworking 9 05-11-2008 01:00 AM
Tool Gloat of the day! tim lemley Tools and Woodworking 11 01-28-2008 10:50 PM
"Free" tool from Amazon; help me select one Ladd Table-mounted Routing 8 12-12-2007 10:54 AM
Neat Little Tool.... challagan Tools and Woodworking 35 05-06-2007 11:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome