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Posted on Baileigh 3HP CYCLONE DUST COLLECTOR DC-2100C

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#1 posted 06-19-2018 05:31 AM

Good input, thank you. I’m trying to hold down cost on this. If $$$ was no object I would get a Clearview or Oneida with 8’ Norfab ductwork, no question. Not doing that, too expensive. Here’s my situation.
My current system has three 4” pipe runs, one with a 15” stationary planner, a 19-38 drum sander and two band saws, (one set up to re-saw) all on about a 20 foot run. The other branch of that run goes to a router table and 8” jointer about a 10 foot run and the last run goes to the cabinet table saw about a 25 foot run. All Ivac controlled blast gates, no 90 degree turns and no unnecessary turns, it all feeds into a Delta 1.5 hp Rated at 1100 cfm Dust Collector in line with a Super Dust Deputy cyclone, and a cartridge filter, works pretty well most of the time, once and a while it gets plugged up. Here’s a picture.

OSHA probably would shut me down if I were a business, but it almost meets my needs. I just need a little bit more CFM, 600-1000 more would surely do the job. My main considerations are, (a) Increase my CFM from the approximately 1000 com provided by my current set up, (b) has to fit under an eight-foot ceiling and limited foot print, must have easy to dump bag/barrel.

Turns out the foot print and height requirements narrow the field considerably.
My research leads me to two candidates that best meet my needs. The Laguna tools C Flex 3 hp system ($1,800.00) and the Baileigh DC-2100c ($1,600.00)

I’ve been down to the Laguna showroom many times ( they are an hour south) and have examined all their displays including the C Flux up close and personal. I know about the complaints about Laguna but they have always been good to me and I think the 3 hp C Flux system meets my needs, more money than I really want to spend though.

My thoughts: The Laguna C Flux 3 is advertised to produce 1624-2817 cfm, that’s plenty. But, while it will fit in the foot print, the 27” width is kind of tight for the space that’s available. But, I really like their drum dumping system. Also, $1,800.00 is not (for me) chump change. The Baileigh DC-2100c on the other hand is $1,600.00, has a narrower foot print (20”) and both units meet my, height, cfm and footprint requirements. It would be nice to spend $200.00 less on this but only if it’s a good product that I will be happy with for years.

I have no personal experience with Baileigh and can’t find much on them on line, so my question is does anyone have the Baileigh DC-2100c dust collector and what has your experience with the product been?

-- Ken


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