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Forum topic by Jolsparadox posted 08-27-2015 11:30 AM 694 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-27-2015 11:30 AM

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I have the opportunity to buy a Dayton 5hp blower, motor and switch assembly for $550. I have looked at the Grainger web site and that looks like a good price, but I am new to wood working and don’t know anything about this brand or its reputation. Can anyone offer feedback? Hopefully someone who owns one and wishes they could get it this cheap?

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#1 posted 08-27-2015 11:46 AM

Well, I’ve been hunting a motor/blower for several months hard to come by.

Penn State Ind will sell me a 3HP for $675.

So I’d say this is a fair deal, depending on how used it is.

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#2 posted 08-27-2015 02:14 PM

Dayton produces guality equipment and I’ve used alot of thre equipment in commercial kitchen settings, never really had a motor die unexpectedly given the abuse my crews can dish out. If you’re “new” to this expensive hobby you should keep watch on Craigslist, I saw a jet colector wth cannister selling for $200 last week. Don’t get me wrong good dc is very important but a 5hp unit wiuld be a multi station set up, and you might only be running a TS and CMS

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#3 posted 08-28-2015 06:20 PM

I would ask what size is the impeller, what rpm is the motor, is it single phase, and does it include a blower housing, with a motor mount? You could add an ebay cyclone, and have a great system if it has a 15” or larger impeller. Make sure the rotation of the impeller is compatible with the cyclone. There are right hand cyclones, and left hand cyclones, if you try to run one backward, probably would not work right.

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#4 posted 08-28-2015 06:30 PM

If it’s affordable and the specs are right, go for it.
Compare with the clearvue 5hp and others to see if the specs will be good for dust collection.

Go for the dust collection that can give you the most cfm that you can afford. If you want to get as much as you can at the source (the machine) you need to move a lot of air. The 1 1/2hp and the 2hp dust collectors really are not up to the task of fine dust collection. They’re mostly just chip collectors.

Don’t forget though, you’re going to need larger ducting for a blower like that. 6” or even larger for the main trunk with 6” ports at the machine.

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#5 posted 08-28-2015 06:36 PM

I know nothing about that particular model, but do note the size of that thing (by size I mean the total DC to have the rest of it sized to that size motor), the wiring/electrical requirements, and the kind of ducting you’ll need given your space. For instance, if I put that in my shop, I wouldn’t have enough room for my tools (a bit of an exaggeration, but you get the point). Note what Dan said that such a system is made for multiple machines running simultaneously.

That said, looks like a great price and if you’ve got the room and the capacity, then you’ll have a great DC system.

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