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Forum topic by newwoodbutcher posted 05-28-2013 05:08 PM 1146 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-28-2013 05:08 PM

Anyone have this DC? I can’t find any reviews. Seems like a good price for 2800 CFM

-- Ken

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#1 posted 05-28-2013 05:30 PM

I do, however I use it just for the motor/impeller in a DIY cyclone setup. As far as I’m concerned, it performs well for what I use it for. I previously used a motor from a Jet DC1100 and compared to that, there’s a LOT more suction. I’ve measured around 8500 ft/min (~1700cfm) at the end of a 10 ft length of 6” flex, compared to about 5000 ft/min (~1000cfm) with the Jet. That was with a cheapie handheld anemometer, so I’m not sure how accurate it is, but the relative measurements seem useful.

From a qualitative sense, the suction is enough to cause the 6” flex to contract. I’ve got some 6” flex (about a 8” length) between the bottom of the cyclone and the collection bin; even with the bin 1/2 full, it still lifts off the ground an inch or two from the flex contracting.

I plan on installing some fixed ducts, just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

Not really sure how I feel about it in its stock configuration though – those 30 micron bags are asking for trouble. At the very least, I’d slap some 1 micron bags on and use a pre-separator, but you’d be much better off getting dual canisters.

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#2 posted 05-29-2013 06:39 PM

Thanks that’s encouraging. I don’t care much about the filtering as the DC will be in a separate room.

-- Ken

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