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01-02-2013 04:13 PM

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What would you recommend for 2.25/3 HP cyclone dust collector?
Why?
Thanks.

-- Bert


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#1 posted 01-02-2013 04:30 PM

The CV follows all of the Pentz design criteria, and from the reports I’ve heard separates almost every spec of dust from the air stream. The motor is a little larger than you ask about, but the 5 HP Leeson, as I understand it (and it’s the motor I put on my Oneida) is a compressor duty motor, and probably closer to 4 HP. May not make much difference in your decision but then again , it might. If you are adverse to the polycarbonate, the Grizzly 3 HP copies much of the Pentz stuff and is steel. But consider the installation process for the steel ones, it was a real job for one person (me) to do mine.

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#2 posted 01-02-2013 05:03 PM

Please answer my question.
Thank you.

-- Bert

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#3 posted 01-02-2013 05:12 PM

I would buy an Oneida 3HP. The length of the runs in my system would be better served by 3HP than my current 2HP. Oneida is made in America (Syracuse, NY) and my experience with their customer service has been great, although I know that not all have had the same experience.

-- Art

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#4 posted 01-02-2013 05:13 PM

AandCstyle, Thank you for your answer.
What is your experience with fine dust separation?
How do clan the filter?

-- Bert

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#5 posted 01-02-2013 05:49 PM

I guess I thought I did: I would recommend the CV even though it doesn’t exactly fit your motor size criteria. If the motor size and the polycarbonate are issues for you, then the Griz 3 HP. The reason would be the superior separation they have. Almost all of them move plenty of air (most important) only a few do a good job separating the tiniest dust particles from the air stream. Use a drum sander with them and you can watch the filter fill up. I explained my pains with this in your other post about filter cleaning.

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#6 posted 01-02-2013 06:28 PM

I have a CV but if I had to buy another cyclone in the 2-3hp range I’d buy one of the Penn State Ind. cyclones. Better CFM vs. static pressure curve, larger filter size and cheaper!

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#7 posted 01-03-2013 12:54 AM

Bert, I use compressed air to blow out the filter periodically. I don’t have a tool to measure the dust in the shop so I can’t provide a definitive answer to your question. I also have an air cleaner that I run whenever I am in the shop.

I sometimes wonder if we tend to go overboard on dust collection. I mean that why do we try to get a system that is 100% efficient, but then forget to open a blast gate, turn the DC on, just making 1 small cut so no need to turn the DC on, only spend 12 hours in the shop weekly, etc. I guess that I am saying there is a point of diminishing returns and where should we draw the line? Don’t get me wrong, I try my best to minimize my exposure to dust, but I do not go overboard in this regard. Philosophical mode off. lol

-- Art

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#8 posted 01-03-2013 01:36 AM

Bert:

I can’t offer advice on the DC, itself – I run a 1hp Delta, and it’s fine for me.

At 2hp+ be sure to provide plenty of air to the impeller – minimum 5”, preferably 6” mains with 4” drops to the machines; otherwise, you’re just wasting electricity.

MJCD

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