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Forum topic by agallant posted 09-30-2011 07:42 PM 667 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-30-2011 07:42 PM

I feel like an official wood worker now. I just picked up a 1HP woodtek dust collector off of craigs list for $150. The thing is nearly new. I have never had a dust collector before but I bet after this weekend I will be wondering how I was able to use a shop vac for so long….


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#1 posted 09-30-2011 08:01 PM

Gee, now you have to get tubing, hoses, fittings, clamps, gates, etc… Are you sure this is a good thing?

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#2 posted 09-30-2011 08:33 PM

My shop is not big enough for duct work. I will have one hose that I will leave attached to the TS and another hose that I will attach to other tools (drum sander, jointer, cm etc)

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#3 posted 09-30-2011 09:12 PM

You will need gates to the other devices

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#4 posted 09-30-2011 09:41 PM

A 1HP DC is ok, but has some important limitations.

The first is using the least amount of flex hose as possible. DC’s need lots of air flow (cfm) and flex hose is a real flow killer due to the corrugations.

Another important thing is the filter (upper) bag. Many of those are pretty porus (~30 micron) which allows good air flow but also passes lots of fine dust. You should get a 1 micron bag if yours doesn’t already have one.

If you’re ging to use two inlet hoses you definitely need at least teo blast gates. Your DC won’t have the capacity to run both hoses open at the same time.

Congrats on getting a DC – it’s gonna make a real difference.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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