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Kevin

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02-01-2012 05:46 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector

Has anyone heard of penn state dust collectors? Looking at craigslist for some 1000-1200 cfm DC’s. Found a jet 1100 for 250.00 used and a dc1200c with a canister for $350.

Thanks

-- Williamsburg, KY


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WorkTheWood

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#1 posted 02-01-2012 05:49 AM

I think that Penn State is the sister company to MLCS woodworking – but I might be wrong about that. I had a friend tell me they make very solid dust collectors.

-- -- Lou Stagner

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#2 posted 02-01-2012 06:03 AM

I have one. It has been flawless working for years. The only issue was when I cracked the y tube with my own clumsiness :-) 100% my fault.

Pics on my website.

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#3 posted 02-01-2012 06:16 AM

Good deal, what is hindering my purchase right now is the shipping on some of them, gotta have freight looks like :(

Glad to hear the positive reviews on them.

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#4 posted 02-01-2012 01:48 PM

Kevin I have had a Penn State DC for a couple of years now and no issues with it whatsoever. Does a good job.

Mine is a 120v model with a canister on top. Think it was rated at 1250CFM.

I use mine with one of those trash can pre- separators and it works well for my TS, jointer, and planer.

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#5 posted 02-01-2012 03:04 PM

DC’s are such simple tools that it’s hard to make one wrong (even though some are). My first DC in the early 90’s was a Penn State (a DC250) and it ran very well for over 10 years…first as a DC, then hooked to a cyclone. I sold it to upgrade to a commercial cyclone. The only thing I didn’t like about it was the clear window sewn into the lower bag. My brake, and I had to replace the whole bag, not a cheap problem. But otherwise they make good units though they new ones may be a little overpriced (IMHO) compared to some others.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#6 posted 02-01-2012 05:07 PM

Sounds good guys, thanks for all the feedback. Hopefully i’ll be getting one this weekend. My jointer and planer is leaving chips all over my garage, LOL

Thanks,

kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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Kevin

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#7 posted 02-02-2012 05:59 AM

Well guys, think i’ve actually figured which one i’m going to purchase. Let me know if you guys think this is wrong choice.

http://www.wynnenv.com/delta_50-760.htm
The canister to fit the delta 50-760. I will purchase this at a later date.

http://www.amazon.com/DELTA-50-760-1-5HP-Vertical-Collector/dp/B00078V9KA
Delta 50-760

Thanks

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#8 posted 02-02-2012 06:09 AM

Fred.. Try the completely clear bags from WoodWorkers Supply and put the good bag away in a drawer.

-- Pop

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#9 posted 02-02-2012 06:12 AM

Thanks Pop! :)

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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#10 posted 02-05-2012 05:28 AM

Well I bought the Delta 50-760 dust collector Thursday at 12:30 am and got it Friday morning. Assembled it last night and made some test runs with it. Pretty quite I must say, but I will end up putting some weather stripping around the base of the motor to keep the little air that is escaping out.

After reading many reviews about the bolt that the bag rod attaches to, mine is down on the base pretty tight, just used a lock washer and a bigger washer instead of the one that was supplied.

I will do a review in a few weeks after I get it setup where I want to put it for good in the garage. So far I think the money was well spent.

Kevin

-- Williamsburg, KY

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