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but Dave you do have a business..
you are the employee..
you do have overhead unless your shop is full of nothing that costs noting to run or maintain...
you are paying taxes, ain'tja???
you have contracts, we got an order....
you have dead lines... that is going to take me a couple of weeks to produce..

if you pay attention to intangible costs and ways to control them you will improve your bottom line or simply have more money for other things...
intangible costs is overhead be it business or hobby..
why make your business or hobby cost mare
time is something that can't be replaced...
ever hear the expression, ''when I get time''???
why waste/use it up on things that that you don't have to..
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@Stick486 , Why? because you want to? Because you enjoy doing things like that? Because that's what the budget can allow? Every person gets to choose what to do, according to how they see things.
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why waste/use it up on things that that you don't have to..
Because I enjoy doing those things! LOL!

But you are correct in all your assessments, Stick.

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Edit: Tom, we were typing at the same time, it would appear
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I belong to the ready to go crowd...

Harbor Freight dust collectors are ready to go. Thousands of people run them stock out of the box. Mines been running over 10 years now.


Personally, I think adding the Wynn filters is a waste of money. With all cloth filter bags, the fine dust fills the pores during use, so after a little use, a 5 micron bag will filter out much finer dust.


I did buy a Rikon impeller a few months ago, but haven't installed it yet. Since I got the dust collector for $139, I still have less than $250 invested.

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@Stick486 , Why?
more money in my pocket..
more time to me..
more days off..
not so frazzled or tired..
less down time...
better C/S..
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more money in my pocket..
more time to me..
more days off..
not so frazzled or tired..
less down time...
better C/S..
Good for you and your commercial shop. But I think the frazeled or tired thing is a bit of a stretch, especially for those of us who don't spend all day, every day in our shops and/or garages. I don't think you are going to kill off HFs DC business. X
I do think the drum filter is a good idea, at least if you can't push the dang thing outside when in use. And I'd get the Grizz model with what I'm calling a beater bar.

Yup. I see Stick's point very clearly, however, for me, the comparable Jet is hundreds more than the HF with drum filter. But it does have a metal impeller. I'm perfectly happy with the performance of both my HF units and it seems a lot of us are too.

If I had the money for it, I'd spend a couple of thousand on a full bore, professional DC unit with a gigantic cyclone. I bet I could fill the hopper, oh twice every 5 years. But then, I could take a vacation on the time saved--NOT.

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one DC that replaces both of you HF's...

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My DCs are separated by about 125 ft. And they cost less total than the first JET DC with a canister filter. and my HF units work great, especially since I straightened our all the hoses and pipes. I get your point Stick, but my situation isn't the same as yours was. I think everyone has gotten your point, and when I post about the HF unit, I generally mention your view because it applies to some people. I really don't want this to devolve into another Insulation joke.

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I had a terrible time slowing down after I retired. Every minute, in my mind, was to be productive. When I was on the job I had to think and plan for 29 people on a 24/7/365 basis. I loved what I was doing and honestly looked forward to every day. It was my life. I've been retired for 16 years now and still feel that I must do at least one thing meaningfully every day but there are times when it feels so good to lay back on the hill by the lake and just watch. The pleasure sailors chugging out of the river to raise their sails on the lake. The power boats from further upriver moving down into the lake. The people and their kids fishing off of the pier. Old and young alike, doing their own thing. I usually finish my ice cream cone and lay back on the hill. I can see the boats disappearing in the distance, some maybe on the way to the city, and I can just watch the big puffy clouds moving by. Savour the moment. I'll never be more than another anonymous figure in the scheme of things but life is good. I'll never have all the tools I think I want (the right ones) and I'll never build all those thinks I think I'd like to. Nevertheless, my curiosity is still alive and I must go find my future. In 5 years I may have one foot in the grave. Maybe I'll go and browse the tool store again.
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@thomas1389 Thomas, I had a terrible time with retirement as well. Used to mostly talk for a living, but breathing and voice problems forced me to stop. It was almost missionary work dealing indirectly with kids. Have finally after more than 2 years managed to shift my thinking. However, the feeling you get from contributing has led me to a community project (converting a school cafeteria into a community theater venue. Have to go at it slowly, a little at a time, but it will likely still be there for a few years after I'm gone and may be as helpful to some other kid as theater was for me way back then.

We Type As find it hard to slow down and stop for awhile, but at least we survive heart attacks better than our more easygoing friends. I must admit, however, that I've just about mastered the nap.

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