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Forum topic by Alan posted 05-09-2012 08:24 PM 3484 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-09-2012 08:24 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector delta 50-786

I got an email the other day from Delta Machinery about a promo they have. If you buy a Delta 50-786 1 1/2 HP Dust Collector, they’ll throw in a 50-784 1 Micron canister filter for free. The 50-786 retails for about $500. Delta says the filter is a $300 value, although I think you can buy it for about $200. I can’t find any discussion of this promo or much of a discussion at all about this dust collector. Not sure why not.

I was originally thinking about getting a Grizzly G0548Z 2HP DC. That’s also a 1 micron canister filter and retails for $445. If I bought this, I’d have to add a new 220V circuit to my subpanel, which is in my shop.

My shop is a small basement shop. About 225 sq. ft. I have a table saw and planer and other smaller tools.

What would others do? Thanks in advance for the help!

-Alan


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#1 posted 05-09-2012 08:30 PM

If you are looking for the best value in a DC of this size, you might consider the Harbor Freight 2 HP model for $160 with a 20% off coupon. Add a Wynn Cartridge Filter for $110-$170 depending on what you choose, and you should have a comparable unit.

Lots of people have great things to say about this combo. I hope to purchase it for myself soon. Just another option to consider if you want to save money.

-- Rex

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#2 posted 05-09-2012 10:49 PM

I have a relatively small shop and went with a Penn State 1.5hp unit that has a 1 micron canister on it. I use a pre separator trash can assembly and it works well with my jointer, planer,miter saw, and table saw. Mine is 120v and have had no problem with it.

A whole lot of people like the HF setup and the Wynn.

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 04:08 PM

Thanks for the responses guys. I had read about the HF dust collector with Wynn filter, and the more I think about it, I might go that route. This is a new workshop, which means a lot of other tools to buy, so a little cost savings would be nice. If it turns out to be wanting, then I could always upgrade later on. Plus – I could pick this up myself and save on the freight.

I was just surprised I couldn’t really find any reviews on the Delta dust collector. On paper it looks like a good unit, but there is very little information out there about it.

Thanks again for the responses.

-Alan

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#4 posted 05-15-2012 05:21 PM

delta 50-786 reviews:

http://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/2011/05/delta-1-12hp-dust-collector-review.html

http://www.tools-plus.com/delta-50-786.html (click the “reviews” tab)

http://forums.protoolreviews.com/woodworking-central/689-delta-1-1-2-hp-dust-collector-50-786-preview.html

i just went from a delta ap400 to a delta 50-850 (recapped in this thread):

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/37890

all i’ll add is: 1) 220v better distributes the load of a 1.5hp DC within your electrical panel by drawing half it’s load from each of the panel’s 2 phases (assuming a properly installed panel/subpanel. 2 hots and a ground). the HF is 110v ONLY so it could be drawing it’s load from an already overloaded phase (e.g., dimming lights, slower running motors). 220v motors offer greater power distribution flexibility. 2) more air flow is always better than less. my 50-850 pulls twice the air of the ap400 it replaced and it really shows. the HF has a smaller impeller than the 50-850, so you might want to check into that.

personally, i don’t like the single housing for the blower assembly and the dust bag ring (same as my ap400). when they are separate, like in the HF, greater flexibility is afforded regarding customized set up configurations and incorporting preseparators (for a 2 stage set up). good luck.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#5 posted 05-15-2012 05:31 PM

HF is couponing at $149.00. Mine has been a winner. I use felted bags from Highland Woodworking instead of pleated. Just my way.
Bill

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#6 posted 05-15-2012 05:36 PM

Bill, what coupon are you using? The best I can find is 20%, which would make the $200 DC $160. Every dollar counts!

-- Rex

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#7 posted 05-15-2012 10:56 PM

HF mails a “newspaper” of coupons. it’s usually in there, as well as in WW mags like WOOD.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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