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Forum topic by Chipy posted 06-04-2011 07:43 PM 1186 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-04-2011 07:43 PM

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I have been using a shop vac with a cyclone seperator for a while now and it has performed well.For my birth day my wife bought me a 2hp dust collector WOW I know ! She hates dust so I think it is really for the both of us.We had a dust collector at work hooked to table saw with an automatic switch and I never bothered to think about how or what I would use for my own shop.So here are my questions to my fellow LJ’s.
1.Are all hoses cerated equal? are there good ones and bad ones?2.What length would you buy for a garage shop I thinking 20’.3.What accessory witch can’t live without i.e. floor sweep,quick connectors etc….?
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks Cipy AKA Scott

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#1 posted 06-04-2011 08:15 PM

Chipy, I don’t have a DC unit because all my work is currently done outside but if you do a search for dustcollection here on LJ you will find lots of information on the good and bad things to use.
There are good and bad hoses to use and you will see lots of options in size like 6” 4” 2 1/2” and also metal and plastic hard walled piping as well as types of hose for different types of machines and the connections to use for them. If you are going to use just one hose to connect to all your machines one at a time then the length would most likely depend if you have the DC mounted in one spot or setup on a mobile base that can be moved from machine to machine as you need it.
You have now gotten into one of the options for your shop that can take a lot of thought and research to get it to the point that it works best for your setup. Have fun in getting it all setup and keep us updated on the process.

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#2 posted 06-04-2011 08:20 PM

The links below should give you some help.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 06-04-2011 08:46 PM

For your accessories, try a retailer that handles “Woodstock International” fittings. They are not the Cadillac of fittings but they are reasonably prices.

Here is just one source

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#4 posted 06-05-2011 03:48 AM

A remote control is the acessory I couldnt live without. Mine is a Shop Fox from Grizzly for under $40 and comes with 2 controls.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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