any opinions on budget dust collectors only have a budget of $500 either im going to go real cheap and get a cyclon when i have the budget or get a middle of the road and live with it. Any ideas or opinions?
I have a HF 2HP DC that seems to do a good job for me, Im new to wood working so this is the only dc i have ever been around, so i have nothing to compare it to. I added a thien separator and did away with as much flex hose as i could to help air flow. Been thinking about adding a wynn filter but im not sure if it will increase suction or not, Here's a few pic's
We have a similar setup to "dbhost" but, with trashcan pre-separator. We wanted portability so built a larger deck with casters and installed the HF DC (still mounted on it's original base) and the trashcan pre-separator. The Wynn 35A nano filter cartridge works well as was worth the price. Have had the pre-separator since day one and after emptying the 30 gallon trash can several times have only about 2-3 inches of material in the lower bag which has never been emptied.
The HF DC goes on sale all the time. Got mine about two plus years ago and it was on sale for $139.00 plus they let me use my 20% coupon off that. Spent more on the Wynn filter cartidfe that the DC. The deck I installed everything on was made from scrap and put some heavt duty 4" casters on it that I already had. makes it very portable.
Congratulations on the new tool, Bill. I would be very interested to know your impressions of it when you eventually have it up and running. I am looking at the Shop Fox model (pretty much the same machine I believe) and will potentially buy it in December when it will be on sale at the local dealer.
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