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Forum topic by mbg posted 03-07-2009 06:37 PM 1100 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-07-2009 06:37 PM

I have a pretty well equipped garage shop, although, I still need to allow the wife to park her car in at night. I used to have a HF single stage DC with a Wynn canister. Before I knew much about DC I piped the HF like a central system with 4” duct work. A couple years ago I found an almost new Jet DC1100 w/canister. I installed it and didn’t get much improvement so last year I replace all the 4” duct work with 6”, mounted the Jet blower/motor asm. to the ceiling, and put a Thien baffle in the DC. The performance was unbelievable compared to the 4” duct system. why now do I have the itch for a cyclone. I see ClearVue has the CV1800 for $1250 shipped. Just wondering for a hobbyist shop is a large cyclone like this overkill or will the added performance be worth the upgrade?



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#1 posted 03-07-2009 06:45 PM

I have the Jet DC1100/canister and I do just fine with my.

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#2 posted 03-07-2009 06:48 PM

I don’t know that it’s overkill, but I think they are more efficient and easier to empty. Those are the reasons I bought one recently. I work in our double stall garage, and vehicles are an issue as well. I think it takes up less room then the the old DC I had when you include the garbage can seperator that had to be setup and tore down everyday. I bought a Penn State Industries Tempest 142.

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#3 posted 03-07-2009 09:43 PM

I took my jet 1200 and disassembled it. I turned the blower sideways so that the thien baffle sits directly underneath the intake, then raised the bags on a little stand and butted the opening up to the blower exit and sealed that tight.

Easy to empty, takes up little space huge performance increase due removing the long 90 degree bend from the original setup. The Thien baffle, when built well, is efficient enough that I doubt a cyclone will make a huge difference to you. Mine empties into a 30 gallon trash can and is connected by a short length of 6” flex tube so I just lift and empty.

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#4 posted 03-08-2009 12:10 AM

Check out my dust collection system on my sight. Does an outstanding job.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 03-08-2009 06:48 AM

The only advantage to the cyclone over that set up that you are using would be less fine dust getting into your final filter. If you haven’t had a problem , I wouldn’t change. The 6” piping and the Thien collector makes for a great affordable set up.

Just MTCW.

-- -JimmyC...Clayton,NC- "Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave"

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