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Forum topic by Belg1960 posted 05-13-2012 04:23 PM 4858 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-13-2012 04:23 PM

Guys, I have a chance to pick one of these up for a song, and it still looks like brand new. Do any of you have any first hand experience with this unit? Have read the Amazon reviews and a couple of other sites and it would seem to be good only if you use it for a short run for a couple of tools. Any help would be much appreciated.Thanks Pat

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!


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#1 posted 05-13-2012 05:43 PM

i recently went from a deta ap400

to a 12 year old 50-850 with the intention of running some hard pipe to make it easier to hook up to it.

it certainly pulls more volume than the 650cfm ap400 did. i don’t regret moving to the 50-850. and even though it’s a dual voltage motor, i’m running it on 220v just to balance out the demand on my 30A shop subpanel. i got mine for $150 from a fellow woodnetter, and had a 5hr round trip to get it. good luck with your prospective purchase.

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

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#2 posted 05-13-2012 11:19 PM

Toolie, if I could ask how do you use the system? One tool at a time and move it to each one or do you have it set up like a system?
If I decide to buy mine its going for $175 but my roundtrip will take about 5 minutes. Also getting an extra bag and several ducting components with it.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 05:09 PM

i use mine one tool at a time connected with 4” flex hose ( in the stationary position it’s in now). i am thinking of wall mounting the blower, shortening the 6” hose that connects it to the filter drum, adding a “vortex” type baffle to the filter drum to improve dust separation to keep the filter cleaner longer thereby maintaining airflow and using 6” ductwork to fashion a small collection network (i’ve seen several posts elsewhere noting this has been done successfully). $175 sounds good, but upgrade to a 1 or 2 micron filter of some kind (assuming the unit you’re looking at has a 30 micron filter bag) when the opportunity permits (bag or cannister). and post some pics if you go through with the purchase.

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

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