Harbor Freight Dust Collection Upgrade
After months of researching, I decided to build my own dust collection system. This system is entirely bagless, and has been extremely efficient so far. I needed a system that had little footprint and high dust collection capacity.
The motor is a Harbor Freight motor that I purchased new, and then sold the remaining bits on Craigslist to help recoup some of the money. It attaches to a Super Dust Deputy, which is connected to a 20 gallon drum. I opted for a 20 gallon drum as it feels very space efficient, and I know it won’t be overly difficult to move when it’s full. On the exhaust side is a Wynn Environmental 13R230NANO that is connected to a bucket.
The whole thing is on wheels, and has the same footprint as a Harbor Freight Dust Collection system (22” x 33”.)
After posting this over on my Instagram (@modernandmint), several folks asked for plans. After some encouragement, I made plans and they are available on my Etsy for $10. The link is here:
The plans include a full purchase list, instructions on breaking down the lumber, and step by step instructions on how to make the whole thing work. I will say it looks really straightforward, but there are definitely more pieces than anticipated.
I originally posted this on Lumberjocks, but wanted to post on other forums in case someone is looking for a small shop dust collector build, but is not on Lumberjocks.