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Review by DoctorDan posted 11-13-2010 02:12 AM 2736 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve upgraded from the Carbatec 1HP FM 320 to the Carbatec 2HP CT-2042 1PH.

This machine offers 1500cfm and is fitted with an optional 3 micron pleated cartridge. It has a 6” inlet reduced to two 4” inlets. It’s noise level is acceptable. I have tested it out jointing a few boards not only did it collect the chips very well you could also see the dust from 2” away from the jointer blades getting sucked back in.

I believe it offers great value for money.

-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/




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#1 posted 11-13-2010 08:40 AM

I have this machine minus the pleated cartridge… that is on my next to purchase list…
I think it is an exemplary DC… value for money…
Eventually I would like a cyclone system…. but

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#2 posted 11-13-2010 09:18 AM

It looks like a nice collector, however the 3 micron rating of that pleated filter concerns me. Do they offer a 1 micron or better filter?

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#3 posted 11-13-2010 09:29 AM

Larry,
Plan is to build a pentz style cyclone in the new year. Fun Times.
Dan

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#4 posted 11-13-2010 11:34 AM

what did you pay for it

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#5 posted 11-15-2010 04:15 PM

A Cyclone will do a better job of separating the fine dust from the larger chips. It does nothing to reduce the size of the fine dust particles that escape the filter. To improve filtering, you need a better filter, like a .5 micron cartridge. That, I think, is more important than the cyclone.

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