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#1 posted 11-25-2012 08:53 PM

I use the same Delta dust collector, and it has sufficient suction to draw across your shop, assuming 4” pvc runs. I have my heaviest chip-makers close to the unit, which is tucked into one corner. The TS & Miter Saw do not generate heavy particulate – it’s mostly fine dust; whereas the planer, Jointer, and Router Table will send large volumes to the DC. With some planing to keep the DC runs short, and a small investment in Home Depot Sewer & Drain 4” pvc, you can have an effective dust collection system – I use the Oneida Super Dust Deputy to separate the chips from the dust, and only the fine dust gets to my filter cartridge (this makes the Delta more efficient, as well.

The answer to your questions, on placement of the Air Clearner, hinges on the amount of dust captured at the source; which is why I started with the main DC comments. Your TS will generate significant airborne material unless you have a vacuum attachment to a blade guard (very few people have this). Also, your bench area – handheld routing, sanding (unless you have newer model Bosch or Festool equipment which have excellent at-source dust collection) will also generate significant dust.
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