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Forum topic by ohtimberwolf posted 11-17-2013 09:56 PM 826 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ohtimberwolf

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11-17-2013 09:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dc3300 collector

I have a DC3300 Shopsmith dust collector that I plan on using in my garage for dust collection with a table saw, router table and band saw. I know nothing about these and would like the opinion of others concerning the efficiency of the collector.

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.


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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 11-17-2013 10:05 PM

Although I use a Shopsmith saw, I don’t use the DC3300. It was too expensive for me.
But, those who do use it really like it. Bear in mind, it was designed to be used with one machine at a time. If you are a one man shop, you’ll likely be quite satisfied.
Hopefully, someone who uses one will chime in.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 11-17-2013 10:16 PM

The 42” dust hood will increase airflow to 450 CFM from the standard hood’s 350 CFM and will also provide 1 micron filtration, though even at 450 CFM this is relatively weak compared to other offerings. Picked up a DC3300 yesterday to handle the dust from a Shopsmith Pro Planer, for my current work it should do the job just fine.

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#3 posted 11-17-2013 10:42 PM

I bought this at an auction, it was from an estate and in very good shape. I am a one man DIY so I can switch and I’m also building a 5 gal bucket twister pre dump to go between it and my saw. I do have the small hood but I think the added bucket catcher may help keep the dust down.

Thanks for the info guys and if anyone has anything to add I appreciate that. I think I paid $25 or $30 dollars for it so I can recover if it doesn’t work well.

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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SirTonka

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#4 posted 11-17-2013 11:57 PM

That is an amazing price for any dust collector, and for a $500 shopsmith you did great. the bucket idea is a good one, have any links to a build guide or company?

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ohtimberwolf

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#5 posted 11-18-2013 12:45 AM

Just took off with a build of my own from this demo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOKUBxkHtwE

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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