Drum-Style Filter Cartridges for Dust Collectors
From the original questioner:
Thank you. That's just the sort of feedback I was looking to get!
From contributor B:
I have had the opposite experience with the cartridge filters. I like the internal pleat flickers so much that I am retrofitting it to my 60" Oneida filter so that I never have to manually clean it again either. MDF dust is tough though, you have to clean the filters about three times as often.
From contributor C:
I bought one last year to run with my new planer and have to say I prefer it to the bags. There is definitely a noticeable difference in suction also, though I was going from a 2 micron bag which is more restricting than the stock 30 micron bags. One or two spins of the handle usually cleans it enough to restore airflow. I haven't tried blowing it out yet, which seems to be the standard method of cleaning. I think having a thin layer of dust cake on the filter is better than having it totally clean.
The one problem I noticed was on the planer. If the bag got over about 3/4 ful, the cartridge would fill up with shavings. To resolve this, I moved it over to my sander. It works much better with the finer dust, in my opinion.
If they weren't so expensive, I would put them on my new system. But the Beane bags are $110 apiece and supposedly filter down to 1 micron, so I can't justify the extra expense.
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