|Review by Don Johnson||posted 10-09-2011 01:00 PM||10753 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I obtained this product from ALDI, and I appreciate that they may not have outlets all over the world, but for UK (and German ?) LJs, looking for a cheap and cheerful dust collector to go before a domestic vacuum cleaner, at £14.99 this could be a useful accessory.
The ports are simply positioned vertically in the top, so there is probably little cyclone effect, and the system depends on the included Herpa filter to prevent ‘nasties’ getting to the driving vacuum cleaner. But at the price, it could be a good starting point for modifying with an internal baffle, or external cyclone, as the can has a good neoprene lid seal and toggle closures.
As to whether it does ‘what it says on the tin’ it cannot be faulted, and would deserve 5 stars, but for woodworking purposes it is rather small so it gets only 4 from me. I would add that the pipe sizes are too small for use with a planer/thicknesser (/jointer/planer) since even if it could deal with the large flow of chips, it would fill very quickly.
-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk