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#1 posted 666 days ago

The HF coupon for the 2 hp DC for $149 is in virtually every issue of Wood Magazine, Popular Woodworking and several other magazines every month. There is no reason to pay more.

I find the HF DC just fine with its 5 micron bag. That’s collecting as much dust as your Shop Vac, unless you have the HEPA filter option on it. The Wynn cartridge is a worthwhile option for sure.

Another option, and better in my opinion, is a shop air filter, either homemade or purchased. These units make virtually no noise and can run all the time you are in the shop and the 1/6 to 1/3 hp fan will not break the bank. The Dust Collector would drive you nuts running all the time, Not to mention the boost to your electric bill.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H


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