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Forum topic by Marius posted 05-07-2011 07:26 AM 1594 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-07-2011 07:26 AM

is 600 cuft a good draw for a dust collector?
princess auto has one for 200$
I need one for table saw
i do lots of rabbit joints and the small box fills up fast

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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#1 posted 05-07-2011 08:14 AM

Is it stated cfm ? They all tend to over rate, so 600 stated might be 400 actual, etc.

Many of us have the sub-$150 Harbor Freight 2 hp (rated but not likely) DC that is cfm rated much higher than that. I am just putting mine into service, but am impressed with it so far.

What is a rabbit joint?

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#2 posted 05-07-2011 03:44 PM

sorry its a RABBET joint (pardon my French accent)
I build fence panels from locally cut Douglas fir

-- Marius PG_BC_CA

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#3 posted 05-07-2011 04:23 PM

I have an older Delta DC. Its a 3/4hp-580CFM machine. Its adequete for basic duct collection from a single machine, using a short hose. However, I paid $30 for it.
That HF machine that David mentioned would be a WAAYYY better value, than a 600cfm product. If/when I ever buy a bigger DC, that will likely be the model I buy.
I’m not sure if its available in Canada though.

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