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Forum topic by ptkaster posted 11-07-2014 03:16 AM 901 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ptkaster

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11-07-2014 03:16 AM

Whatever the terminology, I need a machine that will collect wood chips and dust from my wood machines. My tablesaw and bandsaw have 4” inlets so I would want a product with that capability. My Rikon http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/851091/Rikon-Portable-Dust-Extractor.aspx just died and although a good machine, I wanted to see if there was anything better before repurchasing. I have yet to find a similar product. Have any of you seen one? Thanks ahead of time,
Paul

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bigblockyeti

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#1 posted 11-07-2014 03:45 AM

If you’re dealing with multiple machines, even if connected one at a time there are several better options for you. The Rikon you have shown only pulls a little over 100cfm, I just installed a new bath fan in my master and it’s rated at 150cfm. Most of the smaller true dust collectors are rated over 600cfm while pulling the same current. Delta, Powermatic, Grizzly and JET just to name a few have collectors in the 1 – 1.5hp range that should be able to work much better for you. A tablesaw with a dado can generate a lot of dust and chips, the more airflow you have drawing them out, the less you’ll be breathing.

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#2 posted 11-07-2014 03:57 AM

You may want to spend some time educating yourself on dust. Here is a great link.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#3 posted 11-07-2014 04:38 AM


[...] My Rikon just died and although a good machine, I wanted to see if there was anything better before repurchasing. I have yet to find a similar product. [...]

Have you considered fixing your existing setup? If you are happy with it, keep it.. What is wrong with it?

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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#4 posted 11-07-2014 05:16 AM

I have a Harbor Freight machine. It collects the hips from the planer or jointer with no problem. All of that stuff drops out in a drum before it goes through the blower into the dust collector. I have a Wynn environmental Nano filter on top. It replaced the bag filter on top. Much more efficient in filtering the air.

The last time I milled some rough lumber, I emptied the drum four times. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#5 posted 11-07-2014 05:07 PM

Hey MT_Strunger, what’s that mesh thing your nozzle assembly is sitting on?

-- I'm pretty sure this'll work.

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#6 posted 11-07-2014 05:41 PM



Hey MT_Strunger, what s that mesh thing your nozzle assembly is sitting on?

- SoonerMike

That’s the Nano Filter from Wynn Environmental. I was in the process of emptying the drum and cleaning the filter.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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