Dust Collection Solution CHEAP!
I am a big fan of the Harbor Freight 2hp dust collection unit. I have two I got on sale. Well, they're on sale again, $230. And, there is a 25% discount coupon as well, good Sunday and Monday, Jan. 1 and 2. That's -$57.50 for a total of $172.50.
It has a 5 micron bag filter, but you can get a Wynn drum filter of 1 micron for it so you can leave it inside your shop. The cloth filter is not sufficient for inside, but will work if you can roll the unit outside the workshop when in use. I use a 4 inch collapsable hose and attach it to each machine as I use the tool. When you use the Wynn drum filter, you are not pumping warm (or AC) air out of the shop. You clean the filter by blowing air through the outside of the filter to clear away fine particles, that fall into the clear plastic bag. You can buy additional plastic bags on Amazon.
This thing will suck a golf ball through a garden hose. Put a chip collector in front of it or get used to hearing stuff hit the fan-literally. The cost of this will be less than the home made solutions everyone's been discussing lately. You will be very happy with this combination.
Use a credit card if you must to get this. It is an amazing low price and there's no guarantee it will come around again. If you could compare the sawdust in my shop before and after adding this unit, you'd be amazed.
Final points: When you install the castors, put the nut on the top of the base to assure free movement of the castor. Second, you should find a way to tape the top of the plastic bag to the metal rim. Without it, the strap that holds it will leak. Third, the Wynn filter cartridge shown is pretty easy to install, but read the instructions first.
The reviews on this unit are very good, and if you get a ringer, HF will probably replace it.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.
Last edited by DesertRatTom; 12-28-2016 at 08:25 PM.