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Forum topic by Tyler Hicken posted 04-16-2013 11:17 PM 915 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tyler Hicken

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04-16-2013 11:17 PM

It’s dust collector is available on a local classifieds. I can not find any info on it. Does anyone know about it and if it is a decent collector? They are asking 400.

-- Tyler Hicken - Herriman, Utah

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#1 posted 04-16-2013 11:41 PM

It’s got a 3 phase motor so if you don’t have 3 phase you’ll have to get it, a converter or a new motor. It looks like a cheaper clone of a lot of name brand dust collectors, that’s not a bad thing but I don’t see $400, maybe half that if you have three phase power.


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#2 posted 04-16-2013 11:52 PM

Kufo industrial dust collectors –
It’s Taiwanese, not Chinese and a new model goes for over $1300. But that may be an older model since they list the current UFO-103B as a 5HP model, not a 3HP. If you don’t have 3-phase there are more economical options out there.

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#3 posted 04-17-2013 12:36 AM

I have 3phz and I would pass at that price. maybe at $200 If were to get it and wanted to make it single phase I would plan on putting a 5HP on it just to make sure it has plenty of power. I had considered changing my planer to single phase when I got it and all the motor shops told me on a 20” planer with a 5HP 3phz that I needed step up to a 7.5 HP to make sure there was enough power. In the end I opted to build a 10HP rotary phase converter (ROC) with a pre-made panel(from E-bay). In the end it ended up costing me $265 to build the ROC, but I now have the option to run any 3phz machine I buy up to 7.5HP

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