|Forum topic by SnowFrog||posted 02-03-2012 03:27 AM||1745 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
02-03-2012 03:27 AM
I have been looking at DCs to replace my shop VAC for about a year now. After looking at countless blogs and various sites and of course reading “Woodshop Dust Control” from sandor Nagyszalancy” I figure for my tiny shop 11×13, one tool at a time, that I would be well suited with a DC in the 600-800CFm range and that is even taking into account the fact that what the manufacturer post as CFM is probably not what the actual useable capacity of the DC actually is.
Now my concern and the reason I still hesitate is the noise! I have heard some, not a lot, that sound like a tornado is coming through. Now my shop in in the basement of my house and the sound insulation between floor is not the greatest. Plus the shop is smack under the most used part of the house.
Now being in Canada what I see the most are General, King and Craftex. I have heard a Kind 1250 CFM 2HP unit and was happily surprise about the noise but that is too big a unit, not only for CFM for the top bag goes too high. A bigger means more money for small budget.
The unit that seems to fit the CFM and height range best is a Craftex CT029N, 825 CFM, 1 micron bag, looks like many other of similar design. Given that it is not the same CFM Rating as those with similar design like the HF unit I assume they are different.
I know the 1200CFM King unit is 66-77 db. Does anyone know how noisy the Craftex is.
Any help and references would be appreciated even it they are just personal comparaisons.
Cheers and thank you in advance.
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