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Thread: Dust Collector recommendations

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Lightstone View Post
    Recently I put together a duct taped air cleaner with four 2" MERV 13 filters and a typical HD/Lowes fan. Did that really just as an experiment, but having that cycle on with a timer 3 times a day for 30 minutes has reduced the ambient air particle count to amazingly low levels. So the cheap/homemade air cleaner does work impressively well.
    Since you have both an air quality meter and more than one air filter to use I would very much like to see some data in its own thread of what ordinary particle counts are for you.


    EDIT: nevermind, I think I foudn it here: https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread....tion-is-Better
    Last edited by Scott Winners; 10-10-2021 at 11:04 PM.

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    Hi Alex,
    Havenít listed it. Where are you? I am in La Follette, TN near Knoxville.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Winners View Post
    Since you have both an air quality meter and more than one air filter to use I would very much like to see some data in its own thread of what ordinary particle counts are for you.


    EDIT: nevermind, I think I foudn it here: https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread....tion-is-Better
    Everyone's is different, but typically my ambient small particle count on my Dylos (so 0.5 microns) is about 500. If we have a Saharan dust cloud, I've seen 1000. Best is around 350. And I'm on the water on the Gulf of Mexico.

    If I let the filter box go three times a day for 30 min, and I'm not in the shop, the ambient small particle count gets down to 100 or less when I walk into the workshop in the morning. If I run all three air filters for 2 hours, I can get small particle counts around 10, which is absurdly clean air.
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    Doing it over, I would get the 3 hp Oneida V3000. https://www.oneida-air.com/dust-coll...ollector-v2019 . I bought the Super Dust Gorilla 2 hp 10 years ago and have been very happy, just wish I had bumped up one size to get a bit more suction. 26 Ga snap lock steel duct works fine and is economical and self grounds and is available in one inch increments. 7" is the sweet spot for your mains with a 3 hp DC. Ever seen a pro shop with PVC duct? Just to be sure you get a DC with at least 8" WC suction at 800 cfm.
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    I read all the responses on this thread, there is a lot of good information and advice. But is interesting that no one mentioned the Oneida Supercell. It looks really interesting, it is a 5HP unit and according to the website it covers tool collection diameters from 1" to 5". That seems to cover the majority of handheld and stationary tools, like a 17" Grizzly Band saw, for example, have 4" OD collection ports. Another super interesting factor is that the Supercell seems to cover both, the high-volume-low-pressure and the High-pressure-low-volume Scenarios. I am really interested in everybody here's opinion on that equipment. Thanks in advance, Guys!

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    Supercell is a very nice product if you have a shop size and tool assortment that it is optimal for.
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