This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 2, by multiple authors.
From: kagenski@apollo.COM (Joe Kagenski)
Date: 26 Oct 88 13:56:00 GMT
One thing about dust collection that I learned at a woodworking
class was that suction doesn't necessarily count when it
comes to a dust collection system.
It's hard to understand, and as difficult to describe, but
air movement is more important than vacuum presure. That
is basically the difference between a dust collector and
and a shop vac. A dust collection system will have a
lot higher air movement with less suction and as it turns
out this is what you want and need.
I am currently making do with my S***s shop vac, but have
plans to move to a dust collector soon. A couple advantages
to the dust collector is capacity and it's ability to
cleanse the air of dust.
For a good discussion of dust collection, stop in at a
ShopSmith store (in there is one near you, or talk to a rep
about it if you see them at a home show) and talk to
them about theirs and why it's better than a vac. THe folks
at the local store are more than happy to talk about it.
Keep in mind that I said go in and talk with them, I didn't
say to go in and buy it, not just yet anyway.
Their unit works well and is nice, due to its size
and portability. I not sold on theirs yet, only for the
reason than that I may be able to find something else
that is less expensive. So I'm in the process of
making some tradeoffs.
Now for a question: Does anyone out their own the Shopsmith
dust collector, I would like to hear from you.
Comment: I am just a happy owner of a Shopsmith, nothing
more or less. It may not be right for you, but I like mine.