Dust Collector #1: Just ordered Jet DC1100RCK

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Blog entry by sjbob posted 05-15-2009 09:50 PM 1499 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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!

-- Every project is a learning experience.

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#1 posted 05-15-2009 09:53 PM

I hope it works great for you.

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matt garcia

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#2 posted 05-17-2009 12:10 AM

I wouldn’t worry, we sell Jet where I work and I’ve never seen a bad pallet from the manufacturer! I saw that dust collector promo the other day, made me wish I had more than 15 amps out in the garage!! Let us know how it works out for you!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#3 posted 06-02-2009 04:30 AM

I ordered the DC-1100RCK from Woodcraft on 9 April 09, received it on 31 May 09. Prewired for 115V. If you change to 230V the remote is useless. Not unless you want to plunk down another $89.99 for a 230V remote. No timer function either. The DC-1100RCK mfg prior to this had an integrated timer/remote unit that was switchable from 115V to 230V. Check the product description for item No. 829420 in their catalog, or online at Called Woodcraft today on this, they’re checking on it….


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#4 posted 06-02-2009 04:37 AM

Cool I hope it works out well for ya.

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#5 posted 06-02-2009 04:51 AM

Yeah, and I also have to clear out some real estate in the garage for the new DC.


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#6 posted 06-02-2009 04:57 AM

congrats. I have their older DC1100 and it’s a powerhorse- really sucks bigtime.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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