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#1 posted 11-17-2017 05:55 PM

I have two Jet four baggers that replaced my Oneida Gorilla cyclone (I’m retired now, so went to a system more tolerant of being turned off and on throughout the day) and a HF two horse. I just sold my Jet 1-1/2 and gave a buddy my 1hp Delta. Said another way, I’ve played with a lot of arrangements of the past ten years. Somewhere in there was a no name one horse running through a trash can separator. Additional to that, I have several vacs, but, primarily, use the little five gallon Ridgid running off a Dust Deputy Cyclone.

In more simple terms, I’ve played with a dust collection a lot. Especially over the past ten years. From that, even a little one horse could be gold, if used like ppg677 mentioned (e.g., SHORT hose and not mutli-connections).

In fact, rather than ducting and gates, each of my pieces of equipment has a hose with one end suspended from the ceiling at the Super Dust Deputy cyclone, via pulleys, so I don’t have to reach down to swap between them.

For me, this reduced the bends in the system and increased efficiency enough my collector is my floor vacuum.

All that said, I’m not sure my system beats richardchaos’, providing it incorporates a leaf blower and, preferably, a HVAC squirrel cage in a shop wall.

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