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    HF 2 hp Dust collector

    Just a fyi..
    I don't remember what we usually pay for this but there is a coupon in March "Wood" magazine for 139.00.

    I think that is less than I paid on sale with another 20 percent off coupon. Now you can't add the 20 percent off anymore but 139.00 is a pretty decent price if you want one.

    It is item 97869... On sale on the WEB for 189.00 so the 139.00 coupon is decent..


    Coupon good till 5/19/11..

    Garry
    Last edited by Garry Foster; 03-02-2011 at 08:03 PM.

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    HB dust collector, any good?

    Can any tell me about the quality of this dust collector?

    While I shop at HB, I'm leary about some of their stuff.

    Here's a link to the collector:
    http://www.harborfreight.com/2-hp-in...tor-97869.html

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    I'm thinking about picking one up. Had good reviews on the HF site as well as the HF Reviews site.

    http://hfreviews.com/item.php?id=7621
    Darren

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    For the money it can't be beat but pick up a spare ON/Off switch. Several on here have one.
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    I have one, I like it. Does what it should
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    I've been using one for about 4 or 5 years, maybe longer. The bags on it are not great at holding the fine dust so I added a canister filter to it. To works great. I have not had trouble (so far) with the switch, but have read about it being a weak point. It is definitely worth the sell price.
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    I should add, I leave my switch in the "on" position. I have a remote hooked to it.
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    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    I've had one for about 3 or 4 years. I replaced the filter bags with a canister filter from Day 1. My switch is always in the On position (I use a remote like Steve does), but my switch still died. Easy enough fix, though. I simply replaced it with a 120v toggle switch from Radio Shack.

    While it's no 5 hp cyclone, I think the Harbor Freight "2 hp" (closer to 1 1/2, actually) dust collector is some of the best bang for the buck I've gotten in the way of shop tools. That sale price is hard to beat, even if you add the cost of a Wynn filter to it.
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    Love mine. No problems for the 1 1/2 years I've had it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDavid Jones View Post
    Can any tell me about the quality of this dust collector?

    While I shop at HB, I'm leary about some of their stuff.

    Here's a link to the collector:
    http://www.harborfreight.com/2-hp-in...tor-97869.html
    This is the one for 139.00 you realize...with the "Wood" coupon..
    Garry

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