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#1 posted 12-28-2016 11:24 PM

I would say read the Pentz page but it is very poorly written.

It seems like he has determined the answer to every question is 5hp cyclonic system with a large blower rotor and expensive HEPA filters.

He would probably say the 0.5um filter only captures particles that small when the pores are nearly clogged and airflow is severely choked.

I believe the guy but his universal solution doesn’t work for me because I just plain don’t have the electrical service for it.

It would seem that a less expensive dust collector with a Thein separator would work if the exhaust carrying the fine dust is exhausted to the outside where it can disperse but that might still allow a fine dust buildup in the shop if your dust collection can’t get 100% of the fine dust at the tool (which Pentz claims takes a very high air flow rating and excellent dust collection ducting at the tool).

Since I don’t have shop space and have to work outside, I plan to get a small dust collector or big shop vac with a cyclonic dust separator to get as much visible dust collection as possible for easy cleanup and a respirator that effectively filters fine dust so I only have to filter what I breathe instead of hundreds of CFM.

To me that seems like a good solution for my outdoor use case but Pentz ignores that or just hasn’t thought about it.

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