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02-09-2013 08:11 PM

I bought one of these to convert into a dust extractor. It is very very powerful so no probs there .What do you think ? Mine is a different model from this but big heavy and did I say powerful LOL .what do you guys and ladies think? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#1 posted 02-09-2013 08:17 PM

540 CFM isn’t all that much, I wonder how much power the motor is rated for and the size/material of the impeller.
The impellar material is important. If a stray chunk of wood hits it you do not want it coming unglued and taking the rest of the blades with it.

I have a cheap Harbor Freight 1 HP unit I got here in the states that was rated 660CFM and 1 HP on a condenser motor.
I am reworking it to make it much more efficient.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 02-09-2013 08:22 PM

I would connect your hose to a bucket first then to the fan – like the attachements used to vacuum out fireplace ash – these collect the “solids” first in the bucket and the dust would go to a bag. running a small block of wood through it may be an issue for the fan blades. looks good!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 02-09-2013 08:51 PM

No. A fume extractor is not the same as a dust extractor. It looks like that unit has high velocity, but low capacity. Sawdust extractors need high capacity and high velocity.

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#4 posted 02-09-2013 09:58 PM

I doubt it too. Might help with very fine dust in the air, but that is about it. Should do a good job of positively ventilating the work station to keep you dust free ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 02-09-2013 10:02 PM

I agree with MrRon. This would be good ventilation if you were making a spray booth, but it probably would not be good for a “whole-shop” dust extractor. If you do use it, you should definitely have a pre-stage like the one from Oneida—also I think that 455 pounds sterling is a bit pricy for 540 CFM, as Dallas says.

-- SteveL

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#6 posted 02-09-2013 10:53 PM

Dog gone it… it sure looks good though… pretty blue n all…

How about a shop made air filter?

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