|Forum topic by lumberjoe||posted 11-05-2013 03:56 PM||2965 views||0 times favorited||23 replies|
11-05-2013 03:56 PM
So the time has finally arrived for dust collection. I have done a lot of research and have narrowed down my options to the following and would like some feedback
Tools that will be hooked up
HF 13 gallon portable dust collector. Don’t even suggest the 2hp model, I don’t have the power for it (draws 20 amps). This will be mated to a DIY trashcan separator. Supposedly 660cfm, and only draws 7 amps
Rikon portable dust collector. This looks like a nice unit and gets decent reviews. My only concern is it is only rated at 106cfm. That’s a lower CFM than a shop vac. It does have a .5 micron (yes, 0.5, not 5.0, I verified that with Rikon) filter so it would get most of the fine dust. I am pretty concerned about the extremely low CFM rating – especially since it draws 12 amps.
What’s my best bet here?