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Forum topic by Ironwing_1 posted 03-19-2013 10:28 AM 5902 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2013 10:28 AM

I found someone trying to offload a 3hp two-bag style dust collector, a reliant nn830 to be specific. I’ve been pondering grabbing one of those 2hp HF collectors, but figure if for nearly the same price I could potentially get that reliant that’s probably the same quality construction but get a motor that’s actually 2hp. Then again, I’ve heard some discouraging things about Reliant.

Anyone have this or any other Reliant-brand DC’s? Performance? Quality?

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#1 posted 03-19-2013 11:49 AM

A DC is so simple in construction that almost all the imports are the same, or very similar. The motor/impeller size is about the only variable other than the quality of the bags/filters. If you can get a good deal on that Reliant, it should serve you well. But that was a house brand for a company that went out of business quite a few years ago (Woodworker’s Warehouse, I think). You still see some of the stuff show up once in a awhile. But get good bags, and that DC will do quite well.

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#2 posted 03-19-2013 05:53 PM

just watch the motor ratings of the reliant. when i was considering a CL 3hp reliant unit,m i passed on it as it drew more amperage than my 30A subpanel could spare. if this isn’t an issue for you, a 3hp for ~ $150 could be a good deal.

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