|Forum topic by TopShelf||posted 02-19-2013 08:28 PM||1121 views||1 time favorited||17 replies|
02-19-2013 08:28 PM
Now I know “what’s your health worth?”, can’t really put a price tag on something so precious. I’ve put in 1000’s and 1000’s of sq. ft. worth of drywall, suspended acoustical ceiling systems and put in an equal amount of “rock wool” and fiberglass insulation to go with them. I know all about lung irritation and want no part of it in my shop.
So, my shop will basically be a 3 car garage with 2 bays dedicated to being the wood shop (gotta leave one open for vehicle maintenance etc.). Table saw, planer, jointer, band saw, drill press amongst other goodies. I will be working solo and do not ever see the need to run more than one machine at a time.
I’ve looked at several different systems for small shops and am strongly considering the Delta 50-760 or something like the Grizzly G1029Z. The Delta flows 1200 cfm with a 1 1/2hp motor and an 11 1/2” blade, the Grizzly flows 1550 cfm with a 2hp motor and 12 3/4” blade (and is a bit less expensive). I have heard great things about the Grizzly tools, but not so much with the dust collectors.
I was thinking about then adding a trash can style separator and a better filter such as the Wynn 35A274NANO, which is good down to .5 micron. to either one of these systems. But is the extra filter really necessary? I mean, if I were in a shop that is really “closed up tight” so to say, maybe like in a basement with not much air from outside, I could totally see needing this. But it got me to thinking about my set up and more than likely I would just have the system push the filtered out right out the shop wall into the yard on the side of the shop. This way whatever is missed by whichever filter is used, doesn’t get pumped right back into the air that I’m breathing. Am I totally out in left field on this?