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How to Cheaply and Easily Measure Dust Collector Performance

08-04-2016 03:43 PM by Redoak49 | 12 comments »

There are many threads about dust collectors and modifications made to them. Unfortunately, there is relatively little information on the actual dust collector performance and the effect of the modifications. I did some measurements using some expensive instruments that most people will not have access to. There has to be an easier way of checking the performance. The easiest way is to use a manometer to measure the static pressure of the system. You can make your own manometer cheaply, quickly and it will be accurate. I made one using a 6” by 24” piece or ½” plywood, a length of ¼” clear tubing, zip ties and colored water. I marked off the board every two inches and drilled hol...

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