|Forum topic by BigMig||posted 12-27-2012 02:44 PM||1426 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
12-27-2012 02:44 PM
Here’s the scenario:
I have a 240 circuit that is only used by my tablesaw – but the curcuit is 20 Amp. I ran the wire and added the circuit for the saw myself. The saw draws 13A running.
I am currently using a shop vac for dust collection and it’s not adequate. So I’m considering two different new dust collectors – A 1.5HP unit (120 V) – rated at 1250 CFM that draws 9 Amp running – and a 2 HP (240) unit that draws 1500 CFM. Both dust collectors have 1 micron pleated filters, and are similar otherwise – similar height, footprint, etc.
The 240 unit costs about $50 more and I’d have the added cost of 50 feet of 10 gauge wire and a new breaker. Is this added cost worth the gain of 250 CFM?
I’m in a basement (hobbyist) shop and I’ll be attaching the dust collector to each machine as I work – NOT running hard dustwork for dust collection. Mostly will be used for tablesaw, router table saw, chop saw (rarely).
Which option seems best? Are there considerations I haven’t thought of?
-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA