|Forum topic by seabiscuit||posted 10-07-2011 02:58 AM||2669 views||0 times favorited||26 replies|
10-07-2011 02:58 AM
First post here. I’ve been looking through topics for a while and have gathered a lot of information here and there about the two topics in my title, but am looking for a more direct response.
I am deciding between several pieces of equipment to add to my collection. Some background. I am using this for a small bedroom shop in my upstairs. I would like to keep the dust down to a minimum. The room is 13’ x 13’ with 8’ ceilings. I have a table saw, router and miter saw (along with the other common hand tools). I have a Rigid Shop Vac (the 12 gallon if I remember correctly – it sucks in a good way).
First up is the dust collector. I have seen/heard a lot of people using the Harbor Freight one…
Shop Fox with a 1.5 HP motor:: SHOP FOX W1685 1.5-Horsepower 1,280 CFM Dust Collector: Home Improvement[/url]
or a little better name and more money:
For the HF and two Shop Foxes, I would need to add $36.35 to the cost for the 1 micron bag: Big Horn 11765 20-Inch Diameter 1-Micron Filter Bag: Home Improvement[/url]
Basically that means:
Next is the band saws. I have been going back and forth on these for a long time. Background – want something that can resaw (don’t know if I need anything too huge – 12” after a riser seems plenty). I’ve gathered from the forums that I don’t want anything less than 12”. I will use it for all purpose stuff.
My options are:
Craftsman on Craigslist (there are tons of them and they are only ever Craftsman or very old other ones).
The next option is the Harbor Freight]http://www.harborfreight.com/14-inch-four-speed-woodworking-bandsaw-67595.htmlone[/url]. It looks pretty mixed on these forums about them.
Finally is the Grizzly]http://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-G0555-Ultimate-14%2522-Bandsaw/dp/B0000DD0AC/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1317907652&sr=1-1you[/url] all know about already
Do you have other suggestions? Thanks for any advice!