|Forum topic by emrhappy||posted 05-12-2014 10:08 PM||1180 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
05-12-2014 10:08 PM
I recently acquired an Oneida 2 stage dust collection system at an estate sale. I currently have a HF single stage dust collector. The HF is 2HP and the Oneida has a 1.5 HP Lesson Motor. Obviously the Leeson is a better quality motor, but the HF is 2HP instead of 1.5HP. I got the oneida primarily for the plethora of 4/5 and 6” metal piping, blast gates and the 2 stage setup. I’m thinking about taking the 2HP motor off the HF and putting it on the Oneida if it performs better… I have a digital anemometor and got the following CFM results off the HF: (converted from MPH cause I can’t get the dang anemometor to set on CFM).
Freshly cleaned, no cake (yet) 5 micron bag:
I’m going to check the Leeson with the same conditions and see which one performs better. I would expect the Oneida, but like I said above, I think they all exaggerate and it is .5 less HP. Another thing about the Oneida is it has the internal filter instead of external and I think that hurts the CFM as well.
Anyone know if I could simply switch the motors? Put the HF motor on the Oneida setup? Or, perhaps put a 3 or 5HP motor on the Oneida?
-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!