|Forum topic by Jim||posted 02-11-2010 08:38 PM||941 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-11-2010 08:38 PM
I guess I haven’t spent enough money yet. As I suspected, I’m pretty sure I need to upgrade my dust collector to keep up with my 20” planer I just got.
I got to use it for the first time this morning smoothing out some 18”x55” panels I glued up for a chest/changing table I’m building. I had 3 of them and made a couple of light passes on each side. When I got to the last side of the last one I had to empty the dust collector, which admittedly was about half full when I started. It is a 2hp Grizzly with a bag. It did a really good job until it filled up. The planer is a spiral head and makes lots of little chips. Most of them fell into the plastic bag but quite a few were caught in the filter bag.
I looked at the trash can style chip collectors on Woodcraft’s website but don’t have a clue how well those work. Do the trash can things work as advertised or does it diminish the suction? I’m thinking I could get a filter canister for the Grizzly and the trash can collector for a lot less than a new 2 stage, if it will work. Any advice would be appreciated.