As my tool numbers increase, so do my DC requirements.
I’ve got a Delta 760 set up in a separate room (les noise) from my shop. I’m running my cabinet saw, an 8” jointer and a 15” planner off of it on four inch black plastic sewer pipe. Both the jointer and planner are on a 15foot run and are working fine. The table saw on its own run from the DC Y is about 25 feet, also working fine. Now I need to add DC for two band saws and a Performax 16-32 sander. I could get all the machines on a Y from the TS run that would add 30 feet. I have automatic blast gates on all the current hook ups and will do the same for the rest. I only use one tool at a time. I’ve been thinking I would add a second HF 2 HP DC for the additional tools, thinking the 760 won’t handle the extra length. But it sure would be easier and less expensive to add onto the existing DC. I don’t want to go through all the trouble of adding the additional tools to the 760 only to find it inadequate. All the engineering data on DC is bewildering to me. I know some among you have the technical knowledge to answer my question. Can I add the additional 30 feet and tools to the current system? Or do I need to add a second DC? Sometimes I think I should buy a used higher HP (3HP?) system and sell my 760. I’m trying to keep the cost around $300 including the pipe. I already have the blast gates. I will appreciate your advice.