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Forum topic by Runner posted 06-24-2017 07:26 PM 621 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Runner

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06-24-2017 07:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector oneida mini-gorilla cyclone

Fellow Jocks,

Any thoughts on the Mini Gorilla? Oneida currently has a $75 coupon until the end of the month. I would use the DC on my bandsaw, tablesaw, planer, and jointer. I thought about the V-3000, but I don’t want ductwork in my shop. Portability is more important, and I like that the mini has a hepa filter (even though I always wear my dust mask).


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#1 posted 06-24-2017 08:50 PM

Runner, I can’t speak to the mini gorilla, but I am very happy with my V-3000. It is well made and does the job. Another plus is that the employees are knowledgeable and helpful when I have called. FWIW

-- Art

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#2 posted 06-24-2017 09:50 PM

I have a Gorilla a couple Deputy’s and I think they’re great. I’d have no qualms about a mini, but would go as big as I could (e.g., 2hp and up).

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#3 posted 06-25-2017 12:35 AM

Runner,

Do you have a DC now? If you have seen any of the comments from Super Dust Deputy owners you will get your answer on the mini. Oneida just made it into a package. This is one of many mobile versions I have seen and most seem happy. If you don’t have a DC you can pick up a HF or a DC off CL and get a SDD.

Hope this helps. Let us know what you do.

Carl

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Runner

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#4 posted 06-25-2017 01:00 PM

Thanks for the feedback everyone.

Carl10, I don’t have a DC, but using the SDD is a great idea. I’ll have to check to see if I can find a motor on my local craigslist.

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#5 posted 06-25-2017 04:32 PM

Years later, I’m still arranging and adding to my shop. Too, I don’t want a system which dislikes being turned off and on frequently. Both those things are common to larger collectors. For that reason, I’m switching to more units, rather than one monster.

My four bagger sits near the table saw and tends it, the jointer, planer, router table, lathes and sanding station. Rather than gates, which, with associated ducting, really knocked performance down, I switch hoses. The hoses are easily identified and all hang from the ceiling via pulleys. Switching between them is about as easy as opening one gate and closing another.

The four bagger feeds off a Super Dust Deputy [SSD] (for now, it’ll get a Super Dust Depty XL and the Super Dust Deputy will move to the band saw and stationary sanders).

I added handles and wheels to my SSD to make it easy to pull for either emptying or to use it will the HF 2hp for yard clean up duty.

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Carl10

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#6 posted 06-26-2017 12:52 AM

FYI…I just received an email from Woodcraft for their annual 10% of sale (July 1-3) and I did not see Oneida excluded.

Carl

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#7 posted 06-26-2017 08:17 PM

I have an older mini-gorilla and it works well for me. I use it with my table saw, jointer, planer, band saw, and drum sander (not all at the same time).

I think the new design is an improvement. I’d go for it!

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#8 posted 06-27-2017 07:05 PM

Bill, was that the standard configuration for the filters on that model?

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#9 posted 06-28-2017 08:39 PM

@Notw—It was the standard configuration—also it’s HEPA.

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