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#1 posted 03-22-2013 03:48 PM

I agree that Pentz is not God but I don’t think he feels that way. He is respected and has strong opinions as most of us do, and his are from his personal situation. Anyway he has some very good information that can be used to design a system for each individual’s needs. Most will agree you must focus on the collection point at the tool.
The problem I see is that is admiral but very difficult to accomplish so we compensate with as large a system as you can afford. I had a 1hp collector and upgraded to 1.5hp and still could not collect fine dust (like I wanted) on my drum sander. I ended up going to a 3hp cyclone with 6 inch ducts and the improvements are significant. I still have to focus on tool hoods, short runs, minimize flex hose, etc. Sawdust chips are easier in my opinion – fine dust not so.

Bottom line is depends on your situation, tools, duct runs, etc., and want you expect to get.

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