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Thad Buchanan
07-10-2007, 08:54 AM
Steve, in your video you briefly mentioned your Torit dust collector. Would you mind sharing a little more about it such as which model, the number of machines that can be connected to it and how well it does with steel grindings, etc. I've got a small Delta system designed for woodworking, but I've stopped using it because I actually started a small fire in it one day when I was grinding blades. Fortunately, I caught it soon enough there was no damage, but it got my attention. I've been putting up with the mess for a couple years now and would like to fix the problem. Thanks.

Steve
07-10-2007, 11:13 AM
Here are some old posts that will help, as mentioned in the first one, get a bigger model than I have:
http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3491&highlight=dust+collect
http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3457
http://www.knifenetwork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3492

Mine is a Donaldson-Torit Model 60 CAB, 3/4hp, 3600 rpm. Get a bigger one if you can afford it.
http://www.donaldson.com/en/industrialair/literature/052818.pdf
Talk to a rep. you need a bigger unit, but from this site, I can't tell exactly what is what.
Ebay has 3-4 listed at decent prices, but get the specs on them and compare.

rjudoka
07-10-2007, 06:23 PM
Steve,
On your Torit, couldn't you just swap out the motor for something a little bigger, maybe 1 or 1.5 hp? I have the same one as you and was thinking of doing that myself.

Rick

Thad Buchanan
07-10-2007, 07:34 PM
Thanks Steve for pointing me in the right direction, I'll look into it.

Steve
07-10-2007, 11:39 PM
Rick, that might work, but I don't get the feeling that the power is less than needed, perhaps a bigger fan is in order? I don't know, I'm not an engineer. Would that do the trick?

rjudoka
07-11-2007, 01:12 PM
Steve,
Bigger fan would certainly move more air. I was just thinking that the motor would upsize would be a cheap and easy fix. I honestly don't know if it would help or not................

Rick

Charles Vestal
07-11-2007, 02:11 PM
Hello Everyone,

I don't think a larger fan would help in this case. The fans that come with these units will be sized to move the amount of air that the filter is rated for, if you try to move more air through the filter you may run into problems.


Take Care
Charles

Steve
07-11-2007, 05:36 PM
Thanks, Charles. I'm sure that you're right. The manufacturer surely goes for the best efficiency they can get.