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Forum topic by JimRochester posted 12-11-2016 10:20 PM 951 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JimRochester

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12-11-2016 10:20 PM

I have been using a RIKON 60-200 2HP dust collector for the last couple years. It has functioned well for the money but was messy. I used a cyclone on a garbage can to make it a two stage separator. My biggest gripe are those stupid bags. Even with weather stripping the lower bag would leak around the edges and foul up my air cleaner in no time. The upper bag also let dust escape. Every time I went to change the bag I made a huge mess. I liked the Laguna setup with the sealed drum. All I needed was a 110v unit since my collector is never more than 10 feet from tool it’s gathering from.

I purchased from Rockler for 10% off and it came delivered for $1350 plus tax and an extra $75 shipping. It was packed well and was unscathed. It weighs about 269 lbs. so my son and I used a hand truck to get it in the basement.

Putting it together was horrendous. The instructions were the worst I have ever seen. Calls for metric wrenches but fractional hardware. Tells you to use 6 screws on each side yet uses 3 on each for total of 6. I learned you have to read ahead to include everything the current step left out. They also sent it with bare wires so I had to go buy my own plug.

Once I got it together though I am extremely happy with it. Even though it is rated at 1.5 HP compared to the 2HP of the Rikon, it has noticeable pull the other one didn’t. You can see it pull dust from 5 or 6 inches away from the opening where the old setup maybe an inch at best. It is a touch quieter. For 1500 clams it better be good and it is. If you can get by the stupidity of the instructions you’ll be happy.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.


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#1 posted 12-11-2016 11:05 PM

Thanks for the review, good stuff!

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Roger Gaborski

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#2 posted 12-12-2016 12:44 AM

Jim,
Looks very impressive. I’ll be interested in hearing your thoughts about the collector after it has been in use a few months. I’m using a 4 bag Grizzly and it seems to spread more fine dust than it collects.
Roger

-- Roger Gaborski, http://www.rogergaborski.com

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