|Review by Dustmite97||posted 08-01-2009 09:07 PM||4546 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
- General International 10-105M1 1.5 hp Dust Collector
- Brand: General | Category: Dust Collection
Update: At christmas time I upgraded to a 2 micron filter bag. I noticed a big difference and I am very happy now. Because of the upgrade I decided to edit my review. With the 2 micron bag it is exactly the same as the 10-105M model, so I can pretty much call it that one now. in conclusion, I now rate it 5 stars.
I have been woodworking since grade five and always had a big problem with dust in the shop. I started reading up on dust collectors and got very interested in them. just this year I started going to stores to look at dust collectors. I first went to a local Rona store and found this General International collector. I thought it looked very nice and it’s specs seemed pretty good. So I put that one on my list and went to look at more. At a Lowes store I spotted the Delta 50-760 and the Delta 50-720. I liked the 50-760. I also hear a lot of good things about the 50-760 but this one was out of my price range and I also wasn’t very interested in the 50-720. So I bought the General International collector and all of it’s accessories. The unit was very well packaged, no damage to it at all. Assembly was very easy and it didn’t take that long. I first tried it out on my scroll saw. I know scroll saws don’t make that much dust but the collector did a very good job. I also tried it out on the table saw and it worked fabulous, it was almost a dust-free operation. The reason for the four star rating is because a 30 micron bag is standard equipment. Other than that it is a very quiet collector for 80-85 decibels, it has sturdy construction, great suction power, fan cooled motor, and it comes with clear plasic collection bags which makes it very easy to view sawdust accummulation. I simply move it from one machine to another which really isn’t that big of an issue. I use it on the table saw, miter saw, drill press, scroll saw, router table, sanding, and whatever other dust producing operation I perform. Overall it was a great addition to the shop and it has made it a healthier and cleaner environment, money well spent!