Space Efficient Dust Collector Ideas
Can anyone suggest one that is relatively small but does a good job? I can afford to have a small collection bag because I will not be generating a lot of waste. I assume a cartridge type unit is smaller than a bag.
From contributor B:
I have a Penn State Industries collector dedicated to my bander. They make a number of smaller machines. I have mine mounted to the wall to save space. I wouldn’t bother with a cartridge if I were doing it again.
From contributor P:
I would suggest checking out Oneida's smaller units. I just shoehorned a 5 hp. cyclone into a tiny space, and I’m delighted with the results. They also offer great service and support. I think they've come out with a smallish roll-around unit as well.
From contributor T:
You can really ramp up the output of any dust collector by swapping out the fabric bags that come with them for custom made felt bags.
We have a half-dozen 2 hp dust collectors that pull dust an amazing distance with these bags. Our 20 inch jointer evacuates close to 40 feet to a mezzanine 8 feet above the jointer. These small machines are quiet and don't use as much electricity. It all happens because of the bag.
From the original questioner:
I will do some research as suggested.
Contributor T - I did change to a felt bag on my 2 hp and it made a tremendous difference. What I am now thinking of doing is piping up the bander to my existing dust collector and seeing if it does the trick. If not, just get a better collector for the whole shop (my old one has paid for itself many times over). This is probably the most space efficient in that I will only need one unit for everything.
From contributor H:
I have a 2 hp Grizzly with felt bags between my slider and bander (approximately 10 ft from the saw and 15 ft from the bander. I have a Cehisa EP-9 and it does a great job of dust collection for both machines.
From contributor B:
Below is a Jet collector on top of our bander and it works great.
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