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Posted on Affordable dust collection, vented outside

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#1 posted 05-19-2019 04:15 AM

I can’t say how well this will work for your situation, but I’ll describe mine a bit as it works quite well for me. I bought a Oneida Air Systems Mini Gorilla dust collector a couple of years ago and really like it. My shop is about 30×30 and I have it outfitted with a table saw, band saw, jointer, planer, drum sander and belt/disc sander. I never run more than one tool at a time with my dust collector so I have a 15 foot, 5-inch flexible hose connected to the Mini Gorilla with a 5” x 4” reducer on the end. I swap it between tools as needed.

That takes a bit more work but not enough to be a problem. I rarely need to move it more than a foot or two when I’m emptying its bin. Other than that, it stays pretty much in one place with the hose running to the tools as needed. The hose does run across the floor, however, which I think is the most significant downside to this setup. That’s not a big deal to me, however.

I like the canister outlet filter. The cyclone does a very nice job of separating out chips and it takes on everything any of my tools can send its way. I think the planer challenges it the most and it keeps up very well with that, even with more aggressive cuts.


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