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#1 posted 12-28-2016 11:51 PM

You have another option instead of purchasing new and getting shipped: local equivalent to Craigslist and local auctions. I see single bag Jet & Grizzly & clones for $100 or $150 all the time. For reference, I bought my 3HP double bag Grizzly for $200 on Craigslist. I would go with single bag (or single canister if you get the Wynn nano filters) which most wood workers have in their shops. It’s not “unwieldly” to move around. The problem would come in if you installed 4” ducting around your current shop and then have to move or upgrade to a larger 3 horsepower double bag dust collector or large cyclone which would require 6” ducting. Safe to say, most go 1.5 HP single bag dust collector and use 4” hose or short easy to remove 4” pvc/hvac duct. A 3/4 HP “wall mount”, I think, would be a mistake for that would be too low for wood working and collecting small dust. Better than a shop vac though :)

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