|Review by Crickett||posted 05-09-2014 08:03 PM||4255 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
**I built my shop within the past two years and at first, I have to admit the dust collection wasn’t much of a concern to me. I simply would use adapters and wheel around my shop vac to different machines as needed. The more and more ignored this problem (for the sake of more time woodworking of course) I would notice how many respirators I started going through. But being how I am, I couldn’t just go by a cyclone system from someone – I had a burning need to piece one together.
I purchased the Penn State DC250SEMB 2hp motor blower, and mounted it inverted on a wall in my shop, and using top grade 6” flex hose than connected the inlet to an Onieda Super Dust Deputy which is mounted to a 35 gallon drum. I than had a custom 2 micron shaker felt bag built by a specialty fabric company to the outlet port.
Aside from all of that mumbo jumbo, lets get back to the motor here. This beauty has a really nice and unbelievably quite motor even at full load. I really appreciate the soft-start feature so you avoid harsh jolts at startup. Also, if avoiding China parts is a concern of yours, this machine is manufactured in a ISO9001 facility in Taiwan so you know it’s made well. The outside flange mates to a rubber gastet that’s already intstalled and than bolts directly onto the housing with machine screws giving you an airtight housing. Wait until you see the massive 12” all metal impellors as well – they’ll pull any in that’s within reasonable distance. I was concerned that using different connectors and not always having straight lines into the motor would somewhat diminish the suction but I haven’t noticed any measureable dip. If making your own system appeals to you as much as it did to me than you need to give this motor a hard look. You will be amazed – but hey, what else would you expect from the Kings of dust collection!! Have woodworking and be safe.