|Forum topic by reDesigner||posted 12-16-2012 06:36 PM||3896 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
12-16-2012 06:36 PM
I just signed up here, although I’ve been reading the forums here for a while. I have read over many of the dust collection posts here, but ever situation seems unique. I read over Bill Pentz’s information and began to consider dust collection more seriously.
Up until now, I have just used a shop vac. My shop is a small detached garage with about 150 sq/ft. of usable space. The machinery I’ll be using is a table saw, miter saw, router table, drill press, and I’ll possibly be adding a planer and jointer. Additionally, I use small hand-held sanders, but I may try to continue to do my sanding out behind the shop.
I have been trying to research dust collection systems, but the amount of options available is overwhelming. Currently, I am considering several systems:
1) Grizzly G1029Z2 2HP Dust Collector with 2.5 Micron Bag (and possibly adding a canister filter).
2) Grizzly G0548Z 2HP Canister Dust Collector
3) Harbor Freight 2 HP Industrial 5 Micron Dust Collector (and adding a canister filter).
First, I plan on using a pre-separator on whichever system I go with. I will only be running dust collection on one machine at a time, so do I even need a 2HP motor? I don’t mind moving the dust collector if need be, and I am trying to keep the cost down, but I don’t want to set it up and not have enough CFM. I have heard some not-so-great things about the Harbor Freight motor, but the price looks much better.
If anyone can help, please do. I’m open to other options, as well, but – again – cost is a factor.