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02-14-2018 05:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tempest used cyclone question need advice laguna cyclone

I have a Penn State Tempest 1425S 2.5 HP cyclone dust collector, and as many of you know Penn State has discontinued the Tempest DCs. It’s about 7 years old, and I just put a new filter on it last week. Everything works perfectly.

So here’s my question. I’ll be moving soon, and downsizing to a smaller shop. I’m planning on selling the big wall-mounted Tempest setup and replacing it with mobile cyclone, probably the 2 HP Laguna C-Flux. Does anyone have any idea of how much I should sell the Tempest for? I’ve tried to find comparable used units online, but haven’t had any luck. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

I’d also love to hear from anyone that has the new Laguna about how it’s working out for them.

Many thanks!

-- "Rescuing one dog won’t change the world, but it surely will change the world for that one dog"

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#1 posted 02-14-2018 05:31 PM

I reckon you have about $500 in parts there.

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#2 posted 02-14-2018 05:51 PM

Don’t Sell It!!!

The Laguna will never match the Tempest in performance and care-free function.
I paid about $200 for my new old stock cyclone (plus the cost of a 50 gal. bucket and a 7” hose).

I think the idea that a portable cyclone saves space is a myth. At least that’s been my experience.

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#3 posted 02-14-2018 11:03 PM

With the inconsistent reports of how well the C-Flux separates the chips and keeps the filter clean I would be hesitant about swapping out what you have if it does a very good job of separation and the filter does not have to be cleaned too often.
If separation is marginal with the Tempest, then it’s only money.

Is ceiling height the issue in the new shop?

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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#4 posted 02-14-2018 11:23 PM

I have to agree with everyone. $500 and if at all possible to not go to another unit.

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#5 posted 02-15-2018 01:34 AM

That looks like a pretty sweet setup. You sure you want to change?

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#6 posted 02-15-2018 04:37 AM

Thanks so much for the replies so far. Here’s the situation. The DC sits under a covered overhang outside my shop. We live on acreage, so bothering the neighbors with noise isn’t an issue when it’s running. Where we’re moving to I’ll have neighbors that are closer, and I don’t want to set it up outside again. That’s the primary reason for considering the change.

That being said, all the responses so far are starting to make me rethink things (one of the reasons I love these forums!). I may consider keeping the Tempest and setting up an inside room for it in the new shop that’s soundproofed to some degree, then I don’t have hear it and neither will the neighbors!

-- "Rescuing one dog won’t change the world, but it surely will change the world for that one dog"

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