This is not a question of what brand to buy, and I already know that I want a cyclone with the micron filter canisters. My question is about how much power do I need for my shop. I don’t want to get something that is good enough but not great. I want great performance without overkill.
My shop is just shy of 500 sq ft and I will have the typical tools. I don’t expect too many times when there will be anyone else but me in the shop, so essentially I will be using one tool at a time. I have a dedicated 220 outlet for the DC and I have 100 amps going to my shop. I am thinking that 2.5hp will be powerful enough. I have also considered 3.5 and 5hp systems. The ratings say that a 2.5hp is adequate for a 2500sq ft shop. So really, do I need anything more than that with all things considered?
-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.