|Forum topic by rwe2156||posted 07-14-2015 09:36 PM||673 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
07-14-2015 09:36 PM
If there is no dust whatsoever is coming out the blower exhaust does this mean not enough CFM’s for the cyclone?
Reason I’m asking is I think I need to upgrade my blower. I have a super Dust Deputy cyclone with a Jet 1100 1 1/2HP motor/blower. It is collecting a 20” planer, and 8” jointer, 18” BS, 16” Drum sander (not well, though) but they are all clustered within 10 feet of the DC. I’m running 6” pipe with 4” drops to the machines.
This company carries a 3.5HP/1700CFM and a 2.5/1450 unit. He will sell me just the blower/motor. After asking me about my system he recommended just a 2HP 1350 CFM rated blower which in my mind is not enough diff from what I’ve already got. He said the 5HP units Pentz recommends is overkill for a most hobby shops
In the meantime, I’ve found a Blue Tornado 3HP cyclone units on CO asking $275.
So now I’m thinking if I can pick up this unit (what have I got to lose?) and see what it will do?
What you guys think?
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