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wthwaites

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03-04-2018 04:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection

Hello All,

I have a small workshop and no dust collection system in place.
I have decided to go with a wall mounted system, but am having troubling deciding on which system to purchase.

Can anybody please advise which of the following is best:
1. Dust Right Wall Mount Dust Collector
2. Powertec Wall Dust Collector
3. Shop Fox Wall Dust Collector

What are the differences between the three brands/models, and which is the best choice???

Thanks much!


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Woodmaster1

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#1 posted 03-04-2018 04:38 PM

Make sure you get one with a pleated filter. It does a better job of filtering dust out of the air and they are easier to clean. I would also make or buy an air cleaner as well.

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wthwaites

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#2 posted 03-04-2018 05:45 PM



Make sure you get one with a pleated filter. It does a better job of filtering dust out of the air and they are easier to clean. I would also make or buy an air cleaner as well.

- Woodmaster1


Thanks for the feedback.
Can you give your opinion on which one of the models I listed is best?

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Mattg43

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#3 posted 03-05-2018 12:24 AM

I have no experience with any of these mentioned, but…

Why not the Harbor Freight version? It seems they are all about the same motor, with a bag. With a 25% off coupon, the 2hp HF would be $150, or the small 1hp version (on wheels, but should not be hard to wall mount it if desired) would be about $110.

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Knockonit

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#4 posted 03-05-2018 01:28 AM

go up in right hand corner where it says ’’search’’ and put in dust collector, a plethora of info will arrive, all you have to do is read it, almost every avenue for dust collection known at this moment is there, only new stuff will be what you put in once you begin, as you may find a better, faster, cleaner way of dust colllecting, its one thing that everyone attempts to inprove on. good luck
Rj in az

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#5 posted 03-05-2018 01:38 AM

Not sure what your setup is, and how many machines you’re going to run, but if it was me….I’d run it thru a Dust Deputy system, if it will handle the capacity. The wall bag can be used to filter out the fine dust.

As far as recommendations, they’re all pretty much the same machine. The specs on the Rockler say 650 cfm, but I highly doubt that. I’d go with the cheapest one.

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wthwaites

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#6 posted 03-05-2018 04:24 AM



I have no experience with any of these mentioned, but…

Why not the Harbor Freight version? It seems they are all about the same motor, with a bag. With a 25% off coupon, the 2hp HF would be $150, or the small 1hp version (on wheels, but should not be hard to wall mount it if desired) would be about $110.

- Mattg43


A customized version with the 1HP harbor freight motor could also be an option. I’ll definitely consider that as well…

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wthwaites

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#7 posted 03-05-2018 04:26 AM



Not sure what your setup is, and how many machines you re going to run, but if it was me….I d run it thru a Dust Deputy system, if it will handle the capacity. The wall bag can be used to filter out the fine dust.

As far as recommendations, they re all pretty much the same machine. The specs on the Rockler say 650 cfm, but I highly doubt that. I d go with the cheapest one.

- 01ntrain


Yes, I intend on getting a dust deputy as well for a 2 stage system set up.
Thanks for the advice!

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wthwaites

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#8 posted 03-05-2018 04:39 AM



I have no experience with any of these mentioned, but…

Why not the Harbor Freight version? It seems they are all about the same motor, with a bag. With a 25% off coupon, the 2hp HF would be $150, or the small 1hp version (on wheels, but should not be hard to wall mount it if desired) would be about $110.

- Mattg43


Thanks for the information. I read that the harbor freight model is excessively loud; so, I was hoping to hear that one of these models would be a lot quieter. But, if they are more or less all the same in terms of noise level, maybe the equivalent harbor freight model is the way to go…

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