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Price out dust collection system

Task: Price out dust collection system

Assigned To: 
Felisha Wild
Status: 
Open
Priority: 
Normal
Type: 
Task
Due Date: 
Friday, Sep 28

Check specs on a new system and troll Craigslist to know what used systems are going for.

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#1

Dust collection for the proposed shop has to be large enough to handle the space as well as multiple tools.  The collection pipe size is recommended to be at minimum 6 inches.

I'm basing this recommendation on Bill Pentz's site that has excellent information on dust collection and the environmental impact of dust and dust collection.  http://billpentz.com/woodworking/cyclone/

Also a 2 stage dust collector is ideal but there are a few other options.

Grizzly Tools has a lower end dust collector that meets the minimum specifications for a shop of this size.  The cost new is around $700 including shipping.  This dust collector can be converted to a relatively efficient dust collector inexpensively.  Also older dust collectors of this make and model on occasion crop up on Craigslist for around $300-$400.  http://www.grizzly.com/outlet/3HP-Double-Canister-Dust-Collector-/G0562Z

Graduating to a true two stage dust collector with a dust separating cyclone increases the cost considerably.  Clearvue has a system that runs around $1700 with shipping.

Dust collectors in the 3 horsepower and up range with specifications to run a shop is going to be $1500 and up.

The piping used could be standard HVAC metal pipe that has been taped to prevent air leaks.  Each tool that is on the dust collector would have a blast gate that can be opened while the tool is in operation.  The blast gates are around $20 each and there are 6-8 tool stations that would be covered, at a cost of $120 - $180 total.  http://www.airhand.com/product_details.aspx?ProductID=blast-gate&PartID=...

Finally there would have to be flexible hoses to facilitate the connection from the ridgid pipe to the tool.  6 inch is aproximately $100 for 25 feet of hose that should be able to cover the shop's needs.  http://www.wynnenv.com/flexible_hose.htm

There also would be costs of hangers from the ceiling to run the pipe, aluminum tape, and possible fittings for each of the tools.

#2

Can you distill the dust collection system down into a specific "ask"? This meaning just spes and materials for the entire dust collection system, then we'll blog it and start looking.

Example:

  • ITEM 1 - # needed - link
  • ITEM 2 - # needed - link

#3

Dust collection system

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