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John146

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04-23-2017 02:15 PM

I found a Delta 50-760 dust collector being sold on CL for $100.

I’ve been looking into getting proper dust collection for my shop – I have some kind of old shopsmith shopmate dust collector (basically a shopvac motor mounted on a large canister with a cloth filter. Unfortunately I don’t have any specs on that thing. It’s model AE-0133 and it has a 6.5A motor, and was made in the US in the early 80s. I also have a newer shopvac that I bought – but don’t use anymore because the bag quickly fills with dust, and even when trying to reuse them, I can only get 2-3 uses out of it before the bag tears and I need to replace it. The bags are quite expensive too.

Would the delta be a substantial upgrade? Would I be better going with something newer? (Looking at the entry level shop fox dust collectors)? The reviews on this (Delta) unit seem to be mediocre, but as always – it depends what you’re comparing it against.

I have absolutely no clue about dust collection – and doing more research on the matter just seems to confuse me more!

-- John 14:6


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#1 posted 04-23-2017 02:59 PM

you want to know HP and cfm [pretty sure it is cfm]
Anyhow if that is a 1hp then that is about the going rate for used .1 1/2 hp thats good price .Basing it on prices in my area . From my research it is a 1 1/2 hp .I say grab it .100$ is a good place to start learning wether you want or need a collector . This machine is on the light side for plumbing up a bunch of tools but will be great in a small shop . Go for it . I have added cyclones to mine .did not like empting the bag .my shop is used to support my carpentry business . I have a 1hp and a 1 1/2HP .both with Ebay cyclones .
Hope that helps you make your decision .

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toolie

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#2 posted 04-23-2017 04:55 PM



I found a Delta 50-760 dust collector being sold on CL for $100. good deal!

I ve been looking into getting proper dust collection for my shop – I have some kind of old shopsmith shopmate dust collector (basically a shopvac motor mounted on a large canister with a cloth filter. Unfortunately I don t have any specs on that thing. It s model AE-0133 and it has a 6.5A motor, and was made in the US in the early 80s. I also have a newer shopvac that I bought – but don t use anymore because the bag quickly fills with dust, and even when trying to reuse them, I can only get 2-3 uses out of it before the bag tears and I need to replace it. The bags are quite expensive too.

Would the delta be a substantial upgrade? definately!

Would I be better going with something newer? (Looking at the entry level shop fox dust collectors)? No

The reviews on this (Delta) unit seem to be mediocre, but as always – it depends what you re comparing it against.

I have absolutely no clue about dust collection – and doing more research on the matter just seems to confuse me more!

- John146

see comments is bold italics. on that 760, run 5” pipe if possible, then reduce down to 4” near a machine and 4” flex from the rigid piping to the machine. Assuming your intention is to leave the 760 stationary and pipe a system throughout the shop. Check out this site for a great shop built accessory to keep dust from getting to the DC filter:

http://www.jpthien.com/cy.htm

or you could add a baffle to the 760 as i did to my 50-850. Made a considerable difference:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/40189

good luck!

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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John146

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#3 posted 04-23-2017 05:39 PM

Sent the guy a message. Let’s hope it’s still available!

-- John 14:6

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