|Forum topic by CharlesA||posted 08-31-2015 02:52 PM||631 views||1 time favorited||1 reply|
08-31-2015 02:52 PM
Now that I’ve had my dust collector in my small shop for awhile, I thought I’d share a few things that have been helpful to me. Your mileage may vary.
I have the ubiquitous 2 hp Harbor Freight DC that I bought used off of ebay. My shop is setup with the workbench in the center of the room, tool and wood storage on the walls, and power tools against the walls, all on wheels in case I need to move them. I have the workbench in the middle for two reasons: 1) I’ve had back issues and this allows me to work from any side of the bench instead of reaching across it; and 2) it feels to me like I have the full use of the bench. When I had it agains the wall, it felt like I didn’t really have full use of the back 12 inches.
As a result, I have a full-size DC in a small shop with less of a footprint problem than pulling around my old ShopVac and DustDeputy rolling contraption.
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