This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 2, by multiple authors.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Edward Chrzanowski)
Date: 24 Aug 90 11:51:29 GMT
I when to a couple of lumber shows and read a lot about dust
collectors. I have finally purchased one. It was not Delta.
>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?
Too much. Penn State offers one for $189 and moves 610 cfm. Plus they throw
in some tubing, gates and clamps.
>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
I plan on keeping mine in one location and running gates and tubing.
>4. What's the best way to hook up a dust collector to a Crapsman tablesaw?
I am not too sure on this.
>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.
I finally decided to purchase a dust collector from Gerry's Toolbox (small
company). This is a Taiwanese make. They give a 2 year guarantee on parts and
a 1 year guarantee on electrical. I believe the model number was DC201.
Now for some facts. This is a big suck. It is a 1 hp motor that moves
1100 cfm. It has one 4" outlet and is portable (you can move it around the
shop). They have it on sale at $289.00 Cdn (approx $240.00 US). The
regular price was $419.00 Cdn. I can post more details if people are
interested. This company is located in Downsview Ontario Canada (aka Toronto).
My major concern was noise and how much air it moved. This one is quiet.
You can stand by it and still hold a conversation without raising your voice.
A comparison on cfm - shopvac moves approx 80 cfm.
>6. Any problems with WWS of NM? Memory tells me they are highly regarded.
I know what you mean. The filters on the furnace just could not handle the