|Review by ND2ELK||posted 01-24-2009 05:20 AM||15486 views||4 times favorited||14 comments|
The dust collection unit that I chose for my 14 X 21 shop was the Temp142CX from Penn State Industries. Some specifications and reasons for picking this unit are as follows:
2 HP, 220V Motor
14” Impeller – 6 Fin
½ Micron Filter Cartridges
Up to 12 Drops
Up to 30 Ft. Runs
Up to 1200 Sq. Ft.
5 Yr. Warranty
I used the economy 26 GA duct work which was noticeably heavier than the stores. Penn State had everything I needed to put this unit in. There was nothing that I ordered that they did not have.
Everything went together very well, from the cyclone unit to the duct work. It took me 5 days to put everything in. I will hook up the hoses as I get the new equipment.
There were three accessories I added to my dust collection system:
1. Cyclone muffler, which really makes a difference. It is quieter than a shop vac.
2. A long range remote dust collection switch and motor starter.
3. Recirculating clean-out system to clean the micron canisters.
The only thing I am going to add to the system is a level cyclone bin sensor.
Penn State Industries had quick shipping and great technical and product support if needed. I highly recommend Penn State Industries and their products. A special thank you to Bill Whitaker for his assistance and guidance.
Up Date: I started using the dust collector now on a entertainment unit I am building. It is quite the system! When I used to cut on the table saw in the past I always had dust all over my hands and arms when cutting. I also remember seeing very fine dust floating in the air after cutting. The biggest thing I noticed is I do not cough any more when I cut plywood and particle board. That sure is not the case now. Put the best dust collecting system in you can afford. That cough came from being in a dust filled wood shop for 35 years!
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa