Which dust collector unit would you buy?
I keep thinking about redoing my dust collection and this post suggests some possibilities for building something to house it attached to the outside of the shop, something like an exterior housing for a water heater. With all the money I've spent trying to avoid buying a commercial unit, I could have bought a Jet and be done with it. I think for convenience sake, that it is really nice to have a clear plastic bag to hold the majority of the sawdust. I keep my jointer and planer in the garage, and they produce a lot of fluffy waste, so I could use two systems. That's about $700 bucks, but, I am really tired of all the sawdust and would like a better system.
The choices seem to be the Jet and the HF. The Jet is $365, the HF unit is on sale for $229. The HF has a somewhat higher hp rating. Any opinions about which you'd choose, and why?
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