dust collection

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Blog entry by rvg posted 12-26-2013 06:23 PM 1336 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Work in a basement shop, strictly diy. Wondering if the following makes sense for dust collection assuming:
attach to table saw, chop saw, router – never run simultaneously.
About 10 feet of tubing with connections / gates to 3 tools noted above feeding to
Onieda metal cyclone feeding to
Rockler wall mounted DustRight (650cfm)
then EITHER – upgrade to their 5 micron bag OR
duct directly into back yard.

Work less than 10 hours per week – no mass production

Any thoughts?

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#1 posted 12-27-2013 12:48 AM

650 cfm dust collectors are generally not advisable with cyclone setups. You will not have enough suction. I would just use a pleated filter on a 650 cfm machine. Keep the filter clean and you will be fine.

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#2 posted 12-27-2013 02:23 PM

IMO dust collection is a must in a basement shop if you don’t want all that dust migrating upstairs into your living space. Buy the biggest collector you can, you won’t regret it.

-- Aaron in TN -

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#3 posted 12-27-2013 03:39 PM

Can you duct it outside or have the 5 micron bag outside? I was thinking of a similar arrangement for my basement shop, but only putting the DC in a small enclosure “outside” the house.

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#4 posted 12-27-2013 07:14 PM

I would opt for a more powerful dust collector than the wall mounted models. If you can duct it outside, that is the best option for performance and cost savings. If not, pleated filters are excellent performers. Wynn Environmental has some that can filter .5 micron.

-- Regards, Norm

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