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Muddler

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2669 days ago

I’m in the market for a DC and noticed some great prices on the Delta and Jet DCs on Amazon. Still, the Jets and Deltas come with 30 micron bags and to add the 5 micron bags takes the price up almost 50% more. I noticed that the comparable Penn State Ind. DC is a little more then the others, but it comes with 1 micron bags. Ultimately it’s cheaper (although I haven’t checked the prices including the shipping) but I was concerned with the quality. I plan to use the DC with a single hose and connect each tool as needed, so I’m not as concerned with the overall horsepower, but, I will be working in a very confined space (basically, 10ft x 10ft) and was very concerned with the micron size. Anyone have any experience with PSI DC’s?

Muddler

-- ...straight lines or tight lines, either will make me happy! Muddler


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Karson

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#1 posted 2668 days ago

I’ve been in their store many times and I’ve seen their collectors. They seem well made. But have never used one.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Obi

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#2 posted 2668 days ago

The Dust Collection that Amazon is selling for $199.00, I bought at Lowe’s for $150

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 2668 days ago

I’ve had a Penn State DC for about 15 years now, & it still works fine. If you get a DC, go for the 1 micron. When I bought the finest you could get was 5 micron, so they’ve improved on them a lot.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dollarbill

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#4 posted 2667 days ago

Muddler,

Do be concerened with HP. If you plan to use a planer they take a lot of CFM to work the way you want it to.

Bill

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Muddler

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#5 posted 2667 days ago

Good point, Bill – let me rephrase that. I will be connecting the DC to each individual machine as needed instead of setting up a central position and running ductwork. Because of this, the length of travel for the debris will only be 6-8ft through a single 4” hose. Keeping that in mind, it’s my understanding that the 850cfm that the DC in question will generate should be more than adequate for the planer. My point was the other two I had been looking at generated a bit more cfm, but the filtration was 30 microns and even the upgraded bags took it down to only 5 microns. In this case, I figured a less powerful (but still adequate) DC with finer filtration would be a better choice for my situation. I was concerned with the quality of the PSI, mainly. THanks guys for your replies.

Muddler

-- ...straight lines or tight lines, either will make me happy! Muddler

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Karson

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#6 posted 2667 days ago

I bought a cyclone on ebay. What it was, was a cyclone that he made and you use a trash can for the chips and use your own DC for the power source.

The trash can is easier to dump than the bag.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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