All, this is my second post, so sorry if this has been discussed before (I searched before posting, but no luck). My question is:
Use my big Ridgid “shop vac” 6.5 hp with 190 CFM in a 2.5” hose, with a home built 5 gallon bucket separator (cyclone type) ~$20, or just buy a 2.5 hp/gallon small shop vac from Lowes on sale this weekend for $20, 130 CFM in a 1.25” hose….?
I keep all my tools on casters, and wheel them from the garage to the drive way (at least most of the time..). So I usually don’t have to worry about dusty air accumulation..
Tools it will be used for are :
10” table saw
14” band saw
…and used for basic clean up…
The idea, is to keep wear and tear, down on my big vac….even though I just do about 1 project every two months or so..
Now that I write this, I’m probably just going to do both…..but, I’m interested to know any additional points you experienced people could point out to me…..the pressure/air flow/volume is probably going to over rule.