|Forum topic by lumberjoe||posted 130 days ago||736 views||0 times favorited||23 replies|
130 days ago
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?