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    Which puller tool? - HF DC impeller conversion

    I'm going to do the impeller swap in my HF DC with the Rikon model, does anyone happen to have the puller tool needed to remove the existing impeller or can point me towards which one is correct?
    Ideally would not like to buy this for a 1 time only use, but will if need to.

    thanks for your time!

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    Re: Which puller tool? - HF DC impeller conversion

    Most of the large chain auto parts stores have gear and wheel pullers available to borrow for free. Check with places like Advance Auto Part, Auto Zone, NAPA Auto Parts, etc.
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    Re: Which puller tool? - HF DC impeller conversion

    Thank you for the suggestion!

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    Re: Which puller tool? - HF DC impeller conversion

    I have a 8” three jaw hub/gear puller it is a Bonney and almost fifty years old
    I have not found anything it could not pull off. You are welcome to borrow it

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    Re: Which puller tool? - HF DC impeller conversion

    Thank you kindly, if I cannot obtain a puller from AutoZone, I'll be in touch soon.

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    Re: Which puller tool? - HF DC impeller conversion

    If a loan does not work out or if it would simply be more convenient, a puller is the kind of thing I wouldn't hesitate to get from Harbor Freight.

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    HF now in Cary

    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    ... get from Harbor Freight.
    Since the OP is in Apex, please note that last week a Harbor Freight store opened in Cary - just north of Crossroads on Walnut Street in the same plaza as the relocated REI; at the corner of Buck Jones and Walnut St.
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    Re: HF now in Cary

    I did not know this, thank you for sharing!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry W View Post
    Since the OP is in Apex, please note that last week a Harbor Freight store opened in Cary - just north of Crossroads on Walnut Street in the same plaza as the relocated REI; at the corner of Buck Jones and Walnut St.

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    Re: HF now in Cary

    Hi Stu let us know how this change works out for you.I am interested to see how much difference the impeller change makes.

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    Re: HF now in Cary

    I also have a set of jaw pullers that you are welcome to borrow. 3", 4", 6" and 8"
    Last edited by MarkE; 11-29-2018 at 09:07 AM.
    I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

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    Re: HF now in Cary

    Quote Originally Posted by Flute Maker View Post
    Hi Stu let us know how this change works out for you.I am interested to see how much difference the impeller change makes.
    There's a youtube on this, link below.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NOZTlwHe3A

    He saw a pretty decent increase in airflow and suction. Note that it doesn't look like the puller was very complicated.

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    Re: HF now in Cary

    I'll check it out .Thanks!

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    Re: HF now in Cary

    I had to look up the HF dust collector impeller mod and found another thread where the user’s air flow nearly doubled:

    https://www.woodtalkonline.com/topic...rikonstein-dc/

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    Re: HF now in Cary

    hub puller.jpg

    You need one of these its called a fan hub puller.
    You can try a 3 jaw but chances are you will be sorry when the impeller breaks and the hub is on the shaft.
    And reports of doubling air flow are suspect if you study fans you will find a little thing known as the fan laws which say something to the effect of that amps go way up on modest increases in flow.

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    Re: HF now in Cary

    Noted in the first video, he made his own using wood and screws. Although not shown as to why, there were many screw holes, so suspect it took him several tries to get the placement right.

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