I’ve just ordered my first dust collector, the Jet DC1100RCK.
Here’s what went into my selection process:
I’d like to eventually try porting the air outside of my garage (no more worries about filtering effectiveness). This rules out the very attractive Delta 50-760, since it’s very efficient design includes the impeller as part of the dust bag housing which would make an outlet hose difficult to implement. So, on to all of the other contenders.
I’d like to run it on 110, so this rules out > 1.5 HP (and the Powermatic at 1.75 HP/15A makes me worry about blowing the breaker too often). So, there are a number of choices in this category.
After reading about bags, filtering, cleaning, clogging, I decided I wanted to go for a canister.
I like the remote control, and when you add all these up, getting a fresh from the factory unit with all included makes the Jet look pretty good.
I ordered it from Woodcraft, as they have a special 20% off for Jet/Powermatic today/tomorrow. The discount conteracts the shipping charge so the total is about equal to what it would be to order from Amazon, but with all of the postings about shipping damage, I’m hoping that shipment straight from the factory will get me an undented unit.
Now I just need to be patient and clean out a spot in the garage for it!
-- More sawdust for the compost pile.