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Safety must be a top priority for any woodworking shop. Recent studies have linked sawdust and debris from workshop power tools as fire, tripping and health hazards. Dry, fine wood shavings can spread across a workshop floor and become incredibly slippery to walk on. If the shavings are airborne and a spark ignites, a fire can quickly spread throughout the shop. Breathing in the dust from machines has also been identified as a risk factor for throat and lung cancers. Taking the time to install dust-collecting solutions will make your work safer and more enjoyable. Choosing a Dust Collector for Your Shop
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Because I got sawdust on me otherwise.

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Budget and space were the two biggest factors. I usually choose on quality and frequently go with name brand but with limited space and really only needing to run a DC on one machine at a time I just couldn't justify a $2,000 Oneida or Laguna or Clear Vue or whatever. I've read so many times that the 2HP Harbor Freight is one of the few hidden nuggets they offer so I bought that. It has been more than adequate. The standard 5 micron bag is horrible, though, so I changed it out for a Wynn 0.5 micron filter and it is far better.

I keep one hose and line dedicated to the CNC and one 20' hose to move to the table saw, jointer, large bandsaw, drum sander, and planer. Even if I had budget and space for a larger unit I don't know that I would gain anything. There is virtually no airborne dust in the shop because I'm catching it at the source.

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Cost then size narrowed the hunt for a DC. Settled on the 2hp HF but do to electrical issues returned it for the HF 1hp. Pleased with DC and Rockler"s Dust Right hoses and fittings tho Rockler is very proud of the Dust Right brand.
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Because I got sawdust on me otherwise.
Not "why" Theo - "how"?

I chose mine based on price and need. Picked up a barely used Delta (for $150) because I only run one machine at a time. I've got a Ridgid vac that I hook up to smaller machines.

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Like Jim. Having said that, I find it works much better if I
1) actually turn it on
2) open the correct blastgate.
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Original shop was restricted to size, so shop vacs and small ambient cleaner.

Current shop was able to have a bigger collector, but price was limiting.

As funds became available and I hated moving the hose from tool to tool, I dedicated shop vacs to smaller tools around the shop.

Now I am back to the dust collector for most tools because it lives outside and is much quieter.

I am almost afraid to move, I will have to start all over again.

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I didn't choose a DC ,I saw an ad on another forum for a 2 HP unit going cheap & bought it. When this stupid hot weather disappears I will install a 4 inch pipe along the wall behind the most dusty machines & connect a length of hose to each. I don't like the top bag which is supposed to catch all the really fine dust & would appreciate an alternative recommendation,please. Jamesjj

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Winn NANO to replace the cloth bag .....
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I recently got a Clear View (not hooked up yet) I look for made in the USA or Canada I try to not buy made
in China no matter the cost.
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