Part of the big picture when I built my wood shop was dust collection. I had a small setup in my old shop at home using an older model jet with the 2 bags. Over the years I breathed in a lot of fine saw dust that was making its way through the bags. I originally was going to use the same one in this shop except with a few added modifications but changed my mind after a lot of research into this project.
I decided to go with a cyclone type dust collector and some secondary collectors at the machines that produce a lot of chips like the planer. Ill get to that later. After shopping around I ran across the Grizzly GO440. Heavy duty metal construction at a reasonable price.
This monster isn’t the easiest machine in the world to put up. Very heavy, but every hole is precise and lines up perfectly.
Next up Ill show you how we ran the pipes.