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Posted on Dust Collector? Jet Vortex Cone 1.5HP 1PH 115/230V 2-Micron Canister vs. Powermatic TurboCone 1.75HP

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#1 posted 11-24-2016 12:56 PM

I bought the Powermatic about a year ago. I replaced a 1.5 HP 15 year old Shop Fox DC that had finally seen it’s better days. I have to say the Powermatic DC has been a great addition. I did not think I would use the remote control that comes standard on it, but now that I have it, I use it all the time and don’t think I will ever go back. Changing of the bags is pretty simple with the snap ring. A lot easier than the Shop Fox was. As far as suction performance, it is definitely better than the Shop Fox, but to be honest not as great as I had hopped. I do like the extras on it, and am overall very happy with it, but I think I would save the money and go with the Jet if I had it to do over again, and may eve go with a stronger HP Grizzly model for the same money.
Just my thoughts.

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