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12-28-2009 03:53 PM

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Want to buy a dust collector but dont know which one to buy. Any suggestions can go up to $1000.


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#1 posted 12-28-2009 03:59 PM

try penn industries .

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 04:08 PM

There are a number out there that work great. I happen to have a Powermatic with the canister top. I would consider the canister on any brand you decide on.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 12-28-2009 04:41 PM

One of the dust collectors I have researched happens to be the powermatic 1300 with canister. Do you use it as mobil collector or a fixed state? Are you pleased with the performance of it? I would be running one power tool at a time with it. Your thoughts please.

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 04:57 PM

A dust collector is only PART of your dust collection investment. There is hose, blast gates, duct work, elbows, Y fittings, hose clamps etc… to factor in there.

I agree with the sentiment that a canister is a must have, they can be retrofitted to most DCs though. So a DC with a factory canister isn’t that big of a deal…

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#5 posted 12-28-2009 05:10 PM

what are you planning to use the DC for? how many tools? do you need it mobile? do you want it permanently installed and have duct work to all your tools? how many tools do you have? how big is your shop?

it’s like walking into a shop asking for a ‘screw’ .. so many factors, so many unknowns.

Oneida, JDS, Jet, Powermatic, Harbor Freight (yes) make some very good units. but it really depends on your application which one will fit the best.

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#6 posted 12-28-2009 05:26 PM

I use the PM1300 as a fixed collector. It has a mobile base on it, but I park it in the shop corner and let it sit. You can see it in my shop pictures. My shop is 450 sq ft and I have 6 drops. Table saw, radial arm saw, drill press, jointer, planer, and a sweep port. I havent set up a run for the miter saw yet. I use the remote control a lot. I also have a Delta air filter, also in the pictures. dbhost is correct. The hoses, fittings, blast gates, etc can add up the cost quickly. I only run one tool at a time myself and it seems to work great. I used 4 inch plasitc flex pipe because my rafters are close together and its difficult to get solid pipes up there. If I were doing it again, I would use the steel pipe made for dust collection. The reason for this is the ground wire inside the plastic pipe tends to collect chips etc so I have to bang on it from time to time to clear the jam. I think the metal pipe would have less friction.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 12-28-2009 05:46 PM

If you are looking for mobile, I think that this would be awesome.

http://www.pennstateind.com/store/TEMP2PCX.html

It is new from Penn State. I have their 2.5HP Tempest Cyclone and love it. It is all the DC that I need. This is the best of both worlds. Cyclone and mobile. I have a fixed unit. My shop is not ideal for a mobile DC. Being in a wheelchair I need all the room that I can get.

-- Sac

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