which way to go--shopfox 1hp w1727 or a jet 710700 dust collector

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Forum topic by thegigi posted 09-21-2010 12:55 AM 1191 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-21-2010 12:55 AM

I have been offered either of these, for my light use weekend type woodworking shop… but which is best? I want to attach for use (only one at a time “on” of course) a router, 1 or 2 saws , etc., and maybe, someday, some how, a planer (to do shelving and cabinet door type work). Any feedback will be greatly appreciated. thank you!

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#1 posted 09-21-2010 01:14 AM

The Jet has a 12” impeller and twice the HP, so will move considerably more air. The Jet’s filtration rating is a mediocre 30 microns which would benefit from an upgrade. Did you notice that the Jet requires 220v operation? If you’ve got that covered, there’s little question that it’s a more substantial DC unit than that particular Shop Fox.

The Shop Fox only has a 9” impeller and a 1hp rating, and will move proportionately less air. There’s no filtration rating on the SF bags though…

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#2 posted 09-21-2010 01:26 AM

If you have 220V in your shop, grab the Jet, toss the bags and upgrade to something like a Wynn canister filter, or at least a 1 micron bag / plastic lower bag setup… Your lungs will appreciate the difference in capacity.

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#3 posted 09-21-2010 01:40 AM

thanks guys—I aw and still find nothing on the impellers on either web site…so this is the info I need—220 is in the shop…....I will upgrade to a better micron filter…...One other question if I may…what is the liely max length I can draw from via pvc piping from saw to vac????

—buy the way-I really am allergic to pine trees and thus pine wood dust—so ( of course) what is my hobby of choice? You should not see me with face masks on and a sneezing fit.


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#4 posted 09-21-2010 02:52 AM

Both of these are manufactured in same factory.
I have the same collector as the ShopFox 1 HP W1727 dust collector, but in Grizzly paint with canister.(G0583Z)
If I did it again I would get a 2 HP collector.

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