|Forum topic by Zulu55||posted 01-14-2013 12:30 AM||888 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-14-2013 12:30 AM
I just bought a new cyclone Dust Collector for my shop. I went with the 1.5hp General cyclone. Got a great deal on it to boot.
A few points I have from assembly:
-Great quality! Very heavy and thick gauge metal. Also, General has several pieces that come right out of the box sealed with silicone to ensure no air leaks.
A few points on testing/usage:
-I tested the unit for air leaks and only noticed one spot where there was a slight air leak. Right where the ABS Y fitting attaches to the cyclone intake, there was a leak. So, to fix it, I used some metal ducting tape. It is air tight everywhere now.
If anyone has any questions about this specific machine, let me know and I will do my best to answer them. Also, don’t be fooled by the low 600+ CFM rating compared to similar machines (like the Laguna 1.5hp rated at over 1200CFM). General did proper testing when determining the CFM capability of this machine and it was tested the way it would actually be used in a shop. Also, the little motor on it is stated to be “industrial quality” and General is pretty damn reliable. Not to mention that there is a local guy who does on site warranty repair for General.
Enjoy the pictures.
-- Adam - Langley, British Columbia (Canada)