|Forum topic by empty5853||posted 02-03-2013 11:41 PM||2967 views||3 times favorited||57 replies|
02-03-2013 11:41 PM
I already have a JDS Air-Tech HP High Efficiency Air Filtration Unit for the air but need actually dust collection at the machines. I have the typical woodworking equipment i.e. TS, Jointer, Planer, RAS, etc. My plan is not to pipe to each machine. I’m a amateur woodworker and retired so if it takes longer and is a little inconvenient to switch the hose to each machine, no big deal. I’ve read so much information on dust collectors my brain is numb. I’d like to get a cyclone system but they’re out of my price range. My thoughts are a single stage unit with a cyclone /trashcan setup. As with all of us. I need to balance cost vs. best unit for my application vs. quality of the unit vs. value. Also, I’m not a “tool snob” (No disrespect intended). I own or have owned JET, DELTA, GRIZZLEY, DEWALT, CRAFTSMAN and many others. I’ve had pretty good luck with all of them. Also. It can use 110v or 220v. I have both available.
Here are some of my thoughts/likes on what I had in mind.
PENN STATE 2 HP DC2000B Dust Collector with 1 Micron Bags.
HF 2 HP Industrial 5 Micron Dust Collector• Some good reviews
Grizzly G1029Z2P 2 HP Dust Collector with Aluminum Impeller • Some good reviews
DELTA 50-760 1.5HP 1,200 CFM Vertical Bag Dust Collector
OPTION: a Shop Vacuum with a Dust Right Separator ( my concern is would it handle the bigger chips from the planer and jointer)
I’m sure there are many more but you get the idea. I don’t mind spend a little more if it’s worth it because of quality such as a Delta or JET unit. I’m leaning towards the Penn State one though. I like the 1 micron bag it comes with. I don’t really know if there’s a big difference between a 1 micron and a 2.5 micron bag but figured it made sense to start with the smallest bag I can get.
I’d appreciate any advise, comments or suggestions. I know most of you have probably been down this road already so you have a lot of good experience.
Thanks for your time.