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Forum topic by hobbsj posted 517 days ago 639 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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hobbsj

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517 days ago

So I have an opportunity to get a Jet dc1200c with a dustdog filter and a few feet of plastic tubing and blast gates gates for $100. I imagine the filter has about 1/2 of the life left. This is not a vortex model. Its been fairly heavily used at a school for about 8 years. Or, I can swap it for a refurbished but new in box craftsman professional 1.5 HP dust collector. I have a small garage shop with one 230 line feeding in to it meaning the table saw and dusct collector will be on the same circuit along with a heater I occasionally use. So I would have to possibly run another line out to the garage if I did the Jet as it is only 230. On the flip side, I could squeeze the craftsman in to a 110 circuit if I make sure to choose the correct plugs for the correct tools at this point. Its a bit of hodgepodge wiring from when we bought the house with some of the garage circuits sharing lines with the kitchen. ANy thoughts or recommendations?


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CrazeeTxn

150 posts in 583 days


#1 posted 517 days ago

I just bought a Jet 1100 (8 yrs old) for $150. Had about 20’ of hose and a couple of blast gates. It had the original bags which I ditched for a Wynn filter. Have you looked at the manual? I can wire mine for either 110 or 220. It’s on a 110 right now. Just to play with it, I hooked it up to the t/s (old 80’s craftsman). Both were on the same circuit. I turned on the d/c then the t/s. Neither hesitated or seem to draw down.

As for the Craftsman d/c..I can’t help you there other than say Craftsman power tools now adays are like HF….it’s a crap shoot as to the quality you get.

I’d say you can’t go wrong with the Jet.

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knotscott

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#2 posted 517 days ago

The Jet 1200 DC was a pretty nice unit. $100 is a great price.

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Marv88

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#3 posted 516 days ago

The Craftsman Pro 1.5 HP DC is virtually the same as the Delta 50-850 (with the exception of the color and it’s 30 micron bags ) and IMO would do you well with better filtration. On the other hand the Jet sounds like a great deal especially with the canister and extras.

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doyoulikegumwood

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#4 posted 516 days ago

you can’t buy a harbor fright DC for 100 bucks just sayin

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hobbsj

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#5 posted 516 days ago

Thanks guys. I’m leaning towards the jet. I have a Dust Right little cyclone jobber I use on a shop vack now that I’m going to hook up to make sure I don’t trash the system since it does have a bit of wear and tear.

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CrazeeTxn

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#6 posted 516 days ago

If the impeller is in good condition, you don’t have anything to really worry about. Have you been able to look at the impeller?

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hobbsj

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#7 posted 516 days ago

I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet. My step-dad is getting the jet from his work place and owns the new in box craftsman. He checked out the condition of the jet and is grabbing it. So, I’m taking his word on it. I basically get to choose which of those two I want as he doesn’t need both and just pay the $100.

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MrRon

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#8 posted 516 days ago

I would take the Jet over a Crapsman any day. The Jet has 8 years of experience under it’s belt. The difference is made in Taiwan vs made in China.

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knotscott

5425 posts in 2008 days


#9 posted 516 days ago

See if you can compare impeller size…..larger impeller will usually move more air.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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kizerpea

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#10 posted 515 days ago

Get the jet…i used the same one to build my cyclone..i,m a jet tool junkie anyway…

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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