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#1 posted 10-18-2017 10:45 PM

Fan diameter and design must have a lot to do with a dust collectors performance. I was trying to test the CFM and air velocity on my Tempest 2hp cyclone with an anemometer. It has a 14” or 15” impeller, and I darn near lost the anemometer up a vertical run of 6” ductwork. It was all I could do to hang on to the tool.

Suffice it to say it maxed out the air velocity on my testing tool, so I concluded it was “A Lot.”

My vote is for a complete cyclone package if you can swing it. Preferably a wall mounted unit with hard piping. I messed around with a small portable Jet DC for years, and the difference between that and a full sized unit is astonishing.

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