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Forum topic by BillyJ posted 03-25-2010 08:09 PM 1045 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BillyJ

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03-25-2010 08:09 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector

I currently own and operate a Jet DC 1100 1.5 HP dust collector. It worked well in my old, small, 20’ x 20’ shop. I just stuck the plastic hose on the machine I was going to use. and away we went.

Now that I am in a larger place (about 1,000 sq ft dedicated area), I want to have permanent duct work. I did my calculations, figured out how many drops, the length, amount of static pressure, CFM, and everything else that is needed (don’t ask me now – I have all those figures stored somewhere!). Because I am a hobbyist, and not a full-time woodworker, I am looking to buy either an Oneida or a Penn dust collector.

My question is – which one would / do you use (if you use either or these), and why would you recommend it?

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.


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ClayandNancy

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#1 posted 03-25-2010 08:19 PM

I’ve been researching cyclones for awhile now and am leaning towards the Clearvue or the Grizz 2hp. You’ll definitely hear from Clearvue people, they swear by the ones they have. Bill Pentz is the guru on DC, you might want to check out his info at the Clearvue website.

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#2 posted 03-25-2010 10:19 PM

+1 on the Clearue. Very good quality and made in the USA for a similar price as a 3HP Grizzly. You do have to assemble it and find a dust barrel, so there is a bit of extra work on your part.

Oneida also gets very good reviews, at a slightly higher price. It is also made in the USA.

I do not recall seeing a bad review for either Clearview or Oneida. Every customer appears to be happy with their purchase.

-- Steve

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#3 posted 03-25-2010 11:07 PM

Steve

Any problems on assembly and did you do something different on the trash can. Seems kind of weak in that area.

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#4 posted 03-26-2010 01:28 AM

WOW – thanks for the info on Clear Vue! In just a couple of hours of reading, I’ve changed my mind. I need to do more research. Even though I have a JDS air filtration unit in my shop, after reading Bill Pentz, I need to rethink how I am doing things. Ignorance might be bliss, but stupidity can kill you! Thanks for pointing me in the right direction!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#5 posted 03-26-2010 02:05 AM

Lot of stuff to read but it sure educated me on the art of dust collection. If your hanging your collector on the wall, one thing to know is the Clearvue is a lot lighter than the rest. If that’s a concern

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