|Review by Addicted||posted 03-02-2013 08:34 AM||2795 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I was looking for a dust collector for the Ridgid R4512 table saw I just purchased. My previous saw wasn’t set up for any dust collection, so I have been fighting table saw dust for years.
Don’t laugh too hard yet, because I also purchased a DELTA 50-760 to actually do my dust collection with. I saw this little PSI DC660P when I was doing my online shopping, and decided to pick one of these up. Online shopping can be dangerous to the budget.
The PSI unit arived first, so I’m playing around with it. My long term intention is to use it as a blower to ventilate my paint booth to the great outdoors.
I’ve got this guy hooked up to my saw now, and it actually works fairly well. The noise level and sound quality is very satisfying. I have limited experience with dust collectors, but my gut feel is that the “bag only” option on this little guy would get old fast. I suspect it will fill up with dust quickly and need constant maintenance Thus I ordered the upright style Delta, also with a 1 micron bag, for my primary dust collection needs.
When it arived, the PSI unit required a little “adjustment” to eliminate a rubbing and horrendous noise between the impeller and one of the screws in the housing. I expected this, as numerous other reviews I read had reported this issue. This took about 5 minutes to resolve, and now it’s a nice quiet unit with good air flow (for what it is).
It says it comes with a 1 micron bag, which is great (although I’m not sure how I know that it really is a 1 micron bag).
For someone that wants a small inexpensive unit and doesn’t mind maintaining the bag, I would definitely recommend this one.