|Forum topic by Bill7255||posted 09-11-2015 01:49 PM||1065 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-11-2015 01:49 PM
I have just recently finished setting up my DC system. I have been a hose dragger for about 15+ years and decided with my new shop I would install a system.
My drum sander, router table and jointer/planner I move to an open area and hook up to a 6” flex hose drop. Just don’t have the room to make everything stationary. All of the other tools are connected and blast gates are installed.
Since I had so much 4” hose from my hose dragging days I used some for a 20’ floor sweep for the lathes It also reaches the table saw area. I put a piece of 6” PVC for sanding dust for the large lathe and the small lathe has a Big Gulp.
The results! I have planned and joined about 7 eight foot by 7” hard maple boards and have run the drum sander about 6 hours making some cutting boards. The first picture is the second barrel, it has one joined/planned board chips on the bottom and the top half was from the drum sander. The second picture shows the outside exhaust area. Just a little light dust there. I put a finger mark on the trailer to try and show the extent. I am very satisfied with the results.
Total cost for everything was around $1400. I had $700 from previous (includes $300 for used Jet 1900) and spent another $700. This doesn’t include $400 I spent for 2 Wynn filters I now need to sell and will loose about $250 on that, bringing the total to $1650.
I still ill have work to do such as building a miter saw table and enlarging ports where possible. Conclusion, yes a definite performance increase using 6” duct. IMO the EBay cyclone performs very well, better than I anticipated.
-- Bill R