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Well after studying dust collection this past few days , Iím thinking itís time to retire my General DC , and upgrade to something that will improve the dust collection from my table saw .
From the videos Iíve watched , the cyclone clear view seems like a winner .
Iím going to order it with the optional 16Ē impeller assembly for more cfm . Itís a $100 upgrade , and the more cfm the better Iím assuming,unless it creates a problem with the cyclone effect . Youíd think theyíve took that into consideration though ?

Now I can go overhead like I wanted to , and not have to worry about not having enough suction .
Iíve watched videos on the product, and although it seems kind of plasticky to me , no ones complaining about it so far , and I donít want to pay the extra for an all metal one .

I have a 10í ceiling , so heights not an issue for the system , plus as a bonus, I get to keep it tucked away in the far corner where I preferred to have it located .
If I kept my old setup, I was going to move it to the centre side on the garage , as close as I could have it to my table saw .

So now Iím just waiting for a shipping quote, which may be the deal breaker
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Well to my surprise I found a dealer in Calgary . That will help with shipping a bit I’m hoping .
I’m almost afraid to ask him the price though

https://branchestobowls.com/clearvue...clone-bundles/

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RainMan I have been using the Clear Vue 1800 for three years now and really like it. For me it was an easy decision since I try to not buy anything made in China. Just be sure to empty the sawdust barrel before it is full and you plug up the filters.
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RainMan I have been using the Clear Vue 1800 for three years now and really like it. For me it was an easy decision since I try to not buy anything made in China. Just be sure to empty the sawdust barrel before it is full and you plug up the filters.
Good to hear Larry . Should a guy pay the extra 100 bucks for a 16Ē impeller, or are you happy with the suction as is ?
Iím only going to use one tool at once , and my longest run will be under 30 feet

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I have had my clearvue for 5 years and it works great. I used 6" pvc(white thin wall sewer line stuff). My longest run is 20' and no issues with the standard impeller. Make sure you get the remote. I have mine in an adjacent room and turn it on and off all the time. I have overfilled the barrel a few times. It sneaks up on you. Just check it regularly and tamp it down once and awhile. The barrel monitor seemed way too expensive.

Get help lifting that motor to the top. It weighs a ton.

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I have had my clearvue for 5 years and it works great. I used 6" pvc(white thin wall sewer line stuff). My longest run is 20' and no issues with the standard impeller. Make sure you get the remote. I have mine in an adjacent room and turn it on and off all the time. I have overfilled the barrel a few times. It sneaks up on you. Just check it regularly and tamp it down once and awhile. The barrel monitor seemed way too expensive.

Get help lifting that motor to the top. It weighs a ton.

Jamie.
I have a remote sensing system now . As soon as my machine is turned on the contactor starts up my DC , and there’s also a delay when you shut it off .
But I was actually debating to kibosh that system and go with the remote, as it just makes more sense with multiple machines , unless a switch is located in a handy location.
The majority of the time I’m on my table saw .

I also had plans on using 6” thin wall pvc

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Or do as I did and use garage door sensors to cut off the DC using their accessory switch. And yes, that's a strobe light on the alarm so you have visual and sound. The DC cuts off when the sensors can't "see" each other.
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Or do as I did and use garage door sensors to cut off the DC using their accessory switch. And yes, that's a strobe light on the alarm so you have visual and sound. The DC cuts off when the sensors can't "see" each other.
Wow that’s a pretty unique idea . Had to read it twice and look again to realize what I was looking at

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Just remember that the ductwork can be just as important. A poor ductwork setup can have a huge impact in performance
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Just remember that the ductwork can be just as important. A poor ductwork setup can have a huge impact in performance
Yes Iím concerned about that to. No 90 degree elbows , and use 6Ē duct for the main.

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