|Review by tchaser||posted 02-04-2011 01:25 AM||7276 views||2 times favorited||18 comments|
I recently purchased a 2 hp dust collector from harbor freight and found,that for the money, it is a very good tool. Assembly was pretty straight forward and took about 2 hours.Yyou should keep a sense of humor when doing that as the instructions are pretty vague and not very accurate as far as descriptions. I bought this to replace a jet DC-650 and it does have considerable more suction pressure and moves a lot more air. All though not as much as the delta counter part which was 3 times the cost. It is also louder to the point it is difficult to carry on a conversation when it is running, which makes sense. Duct tape and foam weather stripping help the leaks greatly. I used strips of tape to help hold the plastic bottom bag in place as I put the band into place to hold it. I hooked up my amp meter and it pulls 11.4 amps running with no load oddly enough it dropped power consumption as you hook it up and run material through it. This is about right for a 1/2-3/4 hp motor I go by amp rating as they are a much better guide of hp than companys claims. I took a coupon out of wood magazine and it cost $139 + tax total of $151 and change. For the money this is a good machine.
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