This top ten list of dust collection systems could be vital to your health if you have a woodworking shop. One of the most important things you can do is to protect the air quality of your surroundings, and no matter how tidy you are, airborne particles are going to enter your lungs, especially when sanding. We’ve compiled a list of the best ones we could find so you can choose the one that is ideal for your setup.
1. G8027 1 HP Dust Collector by Grizzly
As far as single bag dust collectors go, the G8027 1 HP Dust Collector by Grizzly offers relatively good performance. It has a 1 HP motor and puts out 500 CFM max, making it ideal for small shops. It has a robust 30 micron big that is great at picking up larger particles but bear in mind it may not do so well with finer dust particles as smaller micron bags would. Perfect for sanders, router tables, and other woodworking, it is a well-constructed workhorse and is one of the cheapest dust collection systems on our list.
2. DC-1100VX-5M Dust Collector by Jet
Jet’s “Vortex Cone” technology kicks performance up another level with this single bag dust collection system. The patented process eliminates filter clogging and extends the collector’s lifespan. Quiet and efficient, this model offers outstanding quality that is made to last. It has a completely enclosed, fan-cooled, 1.5-horsepower motor that just keeps going and clears 98% of micron 5 particles. The filter bags use an elastic bag system for easy connection and removal.
3. W1666 2 HP 1550 CFM Dust Collector by Shop Fox
The popular and well-reviewed W1666 by Shop Fox has a 2HP motor that provides 1550 CFM of suction. Sturdy and durable, it can be operated as a stationary or portable unit. Easily one of the best dust collector systems on the market, it has a 12-inch steel impeller that runs smoothly no matter what debris it happens to pick up. With a 2.5-micron bag, you can be ensured that the air in your shop will be super clean. The company offers a two-year warranty, making this one of the values for your hard-earned dollar.
4. W1727 1 HP Dust Collector by Shop Fox
While not as powerful as the W1666 model, this 1 HP version by Shop Fox still gives you a good bang for your buck. It has decent air suction of 800 CFM, and like its counterpart, it features a 2.5-micron bag that is sure to pick up even the finest of particles. Lightweight and easy to carry, it can be moved quickly between machines and is ideal for hobbyists and smaller shops.
5. 2HP Wall Mount Dust Collector by Mophorn
The 2HP Wall Mount Dust Collector by Mophorn is a powerhouse that provides 1280 CFM air flow and a 5-micron bag filtration system. It can be used as either a wall-mounted or wheeled model to suit your needs, and it has a terrific fan cooler motor that allows you to use it for extended periods. Easy to assemble and quiet, this is the ideal choice for you if you want your dust collection system off the floor and out of your way.
6.50-767 1.5 HP Dust Collector by Delta
This well-designed dust collector by Delta is the ideal choice if you want the cleanest air possible. The 1-micron bag is effective at filtering even the tiniest of particles, helping to ensure you will breathe easy. The 1.5 HP motor produces 1500 CFM of suction without even trying, and it comes with a Y attachment so you can separate it into two separate intakes. Quiet and effective, it comes with a 5-year warranty.
7. PM1300TX-CK Dust Collector by Powermatic
The PM1300TX-CK by Powermatic has a powerful 1.75 hp motor and provides a stunning 1064 CFM of suction power. The 2-micron filter container will pick up even the smallest of particles and debris for clean indoor air, and its turbo cone technology eliminates clogging and enhances overall performance. Relatively quiet, it has a 75 to 90 decibels sound rating and a collection capacity of 10 cubic feet. Four sturdy casters make it simple to move around the shop.
8. PM1900TX-CK1 Dust Collector by Powermatic
If you are looking for something more powerful with some extra bells and whistles, the upgraded PM1900TX-CK1 Dust Collector by Powermatic is for you. It features the same turbo cone technology and superior construction as its smaller counterpart, but below the hood, it has a 3 HP motor that can suck like nobody’s business at 1,782 CFM. The central 8″ intake can be split into three 4″ intakes so it can easily accommodate multiple machines at once. The swivel casters allow you to move this beast around quickly, and the 2-micron filtration canisters filter out even the most microscopic dust particles, leaving you with clean, fresh air. An included infrared remote control allows you to operate it from across the room.
9. G0637 3-Phase Cyclone Dust Collector by Grizzly
This second offering by Grizzly has an unbelievable 7.5 HP motor that will suck 3468 CFM out of your medium or large shop. Designed for more extensive operations, it has a 10″ intake hole that can branch off in multiple configurations, allowing you to use several machines at once. It is 99.9% efficient from 0.2 to 2 microns, so you will always have a clean and dust-free work area. AT 90 x 39 x 42 inches, it’s relatively large and is meant to stay put.
10. JCDC-3 3 hp Cyclone Dust Collector Kit by Jet
JCDC-3 3 hp Cyclone Dust Collector Kit by Jet is its most powerful single canister with a crazy 3 HP motor that has an amazing 1963 CFM of sucking power. It can handle 99.9% of all micron 2 particles down to 0.2 microns, so you will never need to worry about air quality again. At 268 pounds, this sturdy unit isn’t built for portability, it’s built for durability, although it can be moved on its swivel casters which makes clean up a simple process. It has a timer with automatic shutoff and comes with a 5-year warranty. This well-built model is one of the highest rated dust collection systems on our list.Related:
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By BCR Staff