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#1 posted 12-21-2012 07:51 PM

Hardly ever see one of these threads go for 11 exchanges before someone drags out Bill Pentz.

The separator is good to beep big chunks or screws from going through the fan.
It is also good to help reduce the frequency of empting the bag on the collector.
If you have a jointer or planer, a separator next to the machine will help reduce the volume of shavings going through the pipes and the potential to plug up.

Otherwise the separator does add a drag on the system in terms of static presure. Long pipe runs also add drag as does a lot of flex. So It’s not one answer fits all.

The change of the bag to a cartridge filter reduces drag and removes more of the most harmful dust so it’s generally a win/win.

Sorry if I just repeated some other posts; had to go wait on a customer and was delayed getting this posted.

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