This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 2, by multiple authors.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim McKim)
Date: 24 Aug 90 02:34:03 GMT
I am about to buy, I think, a Delta model 50-179 dust collector. This
is their 3/4 hp job that moves 580 cfm. I am attracted to it over some
of the lower cost collectors on the market because of 1) two stage
design, portability, and 3) higher expected quality of construction
and workman- ship. I've reread the summary posting from James Roche in
April, but this model is newer I think than most of the original
discussion and there wasn't much said about it. I have some questions
you netters might be able to help with:
1. Anyone out there have one of these? Comments?
2. Woodworker's Supply of New Mexico has it for $340 incl. shipping in their
Aug. 90 catalog. This looks like the best price to me. Any comments?
3. I plan on rolling it around to different machines in my garage shop, or
maybe placing it centrally among my machines so that it would be within
4-5 feet. I have a tablesaw, 10" planer, router table, bandsaw, 4" jointer,
and drill press. Seems like this unit should be able to handle any one of
these at any one time. Any comments?
4. What's the best way to hook up a dust collector to a Crapsman tablesaw?
(Don't tell me to replace my saw. :-) )
5. Any other product suggestions besides the Delta that sounds like it would
fit my needs? The $350 range is as high as I can go, or at least justify.
6. Any problems with WWS of NM? Memory tells me they are highly regarded.