|Review by lumberjoe||posted 12-24-2013 07:52 PM||4700 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
Like many, I don’t have the space or power requirements for a large dust collector. I need something small that doesn’t draw a lot of power (I only have 30 amps available). This little unit fits the bill. I have my tools aranged so everything that needs a proper 4” dust collector is in close proximity, and I have a quick connect on the hose.
This unit is quiet compared to a shop vac and has plenty of power when connected to one tool at a time. It has no trouble keeping up with any tool I have attached it to.
It’s fairly light and on lockable casters.
It comes with a 4” to 2.5” adapter
The not so good
It comes installed with chip guards to protect the impeller. This prohibits use on a planer or jointer. I plan on making a separator which should eliminate that problem
The bag is only 13 gallons. Again a separator and large trash can will fix that
The bag is 30 micron – useless. I plan on ordering two 5 micron bag from grizzly
The bag inflates quite a bit – this leads me to believe there is a lot of back pressure. I am going to put a wye on the outlet and run 2 bags if it still fully inflates with a separator.
Overall I am very happy with this unit – especially for the price. It can be had for under $100 if you catch a sale. It definitely generates enough CFM to evacuate dust directly from what it is connected to. This is not a good solution for long runs or multiple hookups.