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Posted on My Dust collection options - which is best?

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#1 posted 09-25-2020 06:08 AM

Which drum sander do you have. Does the user manual have any guide line for dust collection?

I have a 15 inch wide belt sander. I have a 1200 cfm dust collector with a pleated filter that sits on top. I recently ran a bunch of old used 2×6 cedar decking from when I replaced my deck. The dust collector has 25 foot 6 in flexible duct/hose connected straight to the sander. While it was enough I’m glad my collector wasn’t any smaller. When I was done there was good coating of dust inside the sander and I had to rap on the filter now and then to know the fine dust off. I only ran a couple hundred lineal feet or so.

No way of a shop vac.

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