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#1 posted 03-06-2021 07:55 PM

The only part of that I can’t back up scientifically off the top of my head is the increased power with flow, although I’m fairly certain that’s how it works. Think about a shop vac – while cleaning up it has a certain tone, but if it sticks the nozzle onto the floor or you put your hand over it, it gets louder and spins up faster. This is because if you remove the airflow, it’s not doing any “work;” you’re removing the load and it can spin up. It’s the same concept with dust collectors / fans.

I just don’t want you having confirmation bias and starting a shop fire because you listened to some random guy on the internet :). If I was about to do this, it’s something I’d make sure I have a thorough understanding of first, and how to monitor it after install to ensure nothing is overloaded. That’s all. I’m definitely curious to hear how it goes for you if you do try it out!


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