|Review by 1953stancraft||posted 03-27-2013 07:57 AM||6554 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
I just revamped my dust collection system after 3 years in the shop, and installed the new Super Dust Deputy Plastic Model from Onieda. I chose the plastic model based on the design. It appeared to me(very scientific) to have a better cyclonic design than the metal model. Price was not a factor. I removed as much plastic flex pipe as possible, utilized rigid swirl HVAC pipe and std 6”heat duct fittings with a blast gate at each machine. The DC-1100 was in the center of my main tool cluster, but always seemed to be in the way. So I elevated it on the wall and re-oriented the blower to accept the cyclone efficiently. I removed the std 2micron filter from my DC-1100 and gave it a through cleaning. Taped all joints and sealed all connections. All I can say now is WOW!!! What a difference. I have run enough material through the table saw, jointer, and planer to fill the fiber barrel about 1/2 full (got the barrel at our local Habitat for Humanity store for a $1). There is maybe a table spoon of very fine dust in the plastic collector bag. I put a piece of clear plastic on the barrel as a sight glass at about the 3/4 full mark. When I reach that point, I will remove and inspect the filter again. The enhanced performance of the DC-1100 is due to the Super Dust Deputy! I would encourage anyone considering this product to do it! The $350 I spent on it, the pipe and fittings was well worth the time, money and effort!