Looks great. Hopefully it increased your available airflow too. Your lungs will thank you for this upgrade!
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I lost track of this thread and just came back to see the modifications made. How did it work out in performance? I ended up buying a 1.75 HP Jet, but may still modify the Shopsmith to use on individual tools on the far end of the shop.RFGuy wrote: ↑Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:08 amChris,ChrisNeilan wrote: ↑Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:31 pm After taking off my original felt filter bag I saw and remembered why a canister adaptation will not be practical, regardless of air flow. The blower motor housing takes up a third or more of the space in the filter bag. You would have to make a very large adaptor to mount the canister filter on. That would be a problem with height in my shop... I think I will probably stick with my first plan, a new Laguna P or C Flux collector. They look well designed
Isn't the cartridge filter for the Harbor Freight DC wide enough to slip over the blower of the DC3300 (see pic below)? I was only thinking of a 1-2" thick interface to mate the cartridge filter to the top of the DC3300 outer housing. I assume the wider Wynn filter cartridges, like for the Harbor Freight DC, would still have plenty of room inside for the DC3300 blower, but I may be wrong on this.
I did quite a bit of DC research last year and almost bought a Laguna DC. In the end, I think it would have been still too big (in footprint) for my small shop. I like Laguna and think it is a very good DC for the money. In my research the one negative that I came across on the Laguna DC is that they are "short stack" cyclones (reduced height cyclone and large dust exit at bottom of cyclone). It is a benefit because they fit under lower ceiling height shop spaces. The downside is that a short stack cyclone is slightly less efficient and will clog the filter faster than a long stack cyclone. I wouldn't see it as a deal breaker, but just expect that you may have to clean the filters more frequently with a Laguna DC versus a ClearVue cyclone or Oneida Gorilla/Super Dust Deputy cyclone. Not trying to discourage your purchase of a Laguna, but just wanting you to be aware on the filter cleaning.
Keep in mind that there are different filters depending on which Laguna DC that you buy. For example, I think you can get 0.4micron filters on the P/Flux series whereas the C/Flux comes with 1micron filters (same as 42" hood on DC3300). When I was looking at Laguna last year, all of their DC's had only 1micron filters. I emailed them and asked about getting better filters for their DC if I purchased it, but they never responded to me.
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I did not do any pre or post measurements but qualitatively much better-Jim
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This is great. I major step toward "good" dust collection. Also - the dust collection bag. JET part number please. What is the diameter pf the bag?
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Thanks hfmann and Dusty.dusty wrote: ↑Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:45 amThis is great. I major step toward "good" dust collection. Also - the dust collection bag. JET part number please. What is the diameter pf the bag?
The Jet Bag was purchased from Amazon. Number 709563 20-inch diameter 5 pack. Seems to fit well.
Other parts are the previously referenced Wynn filter and clamps.
The wood circle adapter is 20-inch diameter 3/4 inch thick with 1 and 3/5 inch lip.
The weather strip I used to seal the top of the DC6000 with the ring was also from Amazon 1/2in x 3/8 in one side adhesive foam tape.(Trisiki)
And the cyclone Separator was the Oneida Dust Deputy 2.5
I did the same thing for my DC3300 (I think that's that the right model #) without the cyclone separator.
However, I had to put a sheet metal collar between my motor housing and the wooden flange.