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Forum topic by jplemons posted 02-24-2017 03:24 AM 403 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jplemons

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02-24-2017 03:24 AM

I’m looking at a new dust collector and am trying to decide between either the Jet Cyclone 2HP model or one of the new Laguna’s. I can’t find any fan curves on the Jet, though. I was wondering if anyone has this model Jet and can provide some feedback on its performance.


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9x9

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#1 posted 02-24-2017 04:53 AM

Not the 2 HP model but have the Jet 1.5 HP 110v cyclone dc (only have 110v in my shop). Just got it 4 weeks ago and like it so far. It’s my first dc, before I was using shop vacs so can’t give any info as dc comparison. Don’t have any vac hose system set up in my shop, just roll it around from tool to tool for now. One thing can say about it ———-> it’s compact and don’t take up to much space for a dc and it’s a lot quieter that the shop vac. Oh and the remote is nice feature to have. I know you wanted 2 HP info but hope this is some help (probably not).

-- Youngsville, LA

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#2 posted 02-24-2017 04:56 AM

Can you obtain “fan curves” on any other dust collectors?

When I bought mine, (PM1300TX, so not in your list to consider) I didn’t seek one.
In fact, I don’t really know what one is.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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#3 posted 02-24-2017 05:08 AM

I looked over a 2hp Jet at a factory outlet, and was very impressed with the build quality.
The cone is fairly short, so I’m not sure how good separation would be.

I use a 2 hp Tempest cyclone, which I really like. It has plenty of power for a mid-sized shop. The Laguna looks tiny compared to my Tempest.

So if you can’t get a tall wall mounted cyclone, I’d say go for it. The Jet and new Laguna are probably equals. Both have nice features, but short cones.

Fan curves are important, but nearly as much as manufacturers would have you believe. If my system has 6” static pressure, it really doesn’t matter if max cfm is 1500 or 1900. But at least the graph will show you what to expect (although they are not real-world numbers). If you use 4” pipe, you will be limited to 550-600 cfm regardless.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Fred Hargis

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#4 posted 02-24-2017 12:24 PM

pintodeluxe nailed it, a lot of guys fret over the performance numbers only to choke the machine to 4” ducting. At that point the other stuff is merely academic since it won’t allow max airflow anyway.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#5 posted 02-24-2017 03:11 PM

jp,

I can’t put my finger on it but I was just looking at DC reviews and the Jet unit was below average. The Laguna did better but I think that was their old design. I you google Toolmetrix, he did a video on comparing the new Laguna low end models which perform much better than the old units. (Please note he only seems to review Laguna products and his separation test seemed to slowly feed the DC with fine dust – both raise questions for me). With any of the small cyclones I think you will run into separation issues. Grizzly has a reference to a Wood magazine review http://cdn0.grizzly.com/pdf/WOOD_5-13.pdf. The only problem with most reviews is that the don’t look at separation (how much dust gets to the filter) You don’t want to constantly clean your filter. For the money you may want to consider a larger cyclone or put a super dust deputy on a cart using an bag/canister style collector. Most of the real world uses of those units seem to show pretty good separation.

Hope that helps,

Carl

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jplemons

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#6 posted 02-24-2017 03:38 PM

Thanks, all. I have a fairly small space for my shop and would only need short runs but would try to use 6” pipe for that. I’ve seen that Toolmetrix video, which is what sparked my interest in the Laguna. The supplied fan curves look good for my purposes. I know I should bite the bullet and get something from Oneida or Clear-Vue, but those just seem too massive for my little area. The Jet seems close to the Laguna but is less expensive for the 2HP.

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