|Forum topic by Jasoninsacramento||posted 01-03-2013 01:56 AM||991 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-03-2013 01:56 AM
Hi everyone! I’m getting more serious about dust collection for my little shop in my basement. I’m a casual woodworker, so I’m trying to keep my dust collection expenses reasonable. For background, I have a Grizzly cabinet TS, Router and router table, Delta 14” Bandsaw, a Rigid Planer, Grizzly Jointer, and a couple of various power tools (sander, etc…) that could use dust collection.
I recently purchased a used 1.5 HP Jet DC1100c canister DC unit and am now to the point where I will be installing rigid tubes down the center of my basement then branching off to each tool. I’ve read through a lot of DC stuff on the interwebs, but I’d like another set of opinions.
As I design my system, I have the choice to run 6” or 4” tubes from my DC unit. The DC1100c comes with a Y-connector that sits on the 6” intake that will split it into two 4” intakes. The question is: Should I run 6” tubes from the DC unit and split them off into the machines as I go, or use the splitter at the DC unit and run 4” tubes?
My tablesaw and jointer are both set up to accept 4” fittings already, so I’m going to have to reduce anyway at one point or another. Thoughts?
I am leaning toward the 6” tubes based on what I’ve read, I’m just unsure. Help!