Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Lancaster, Ohio
I prefer a cyclone with piping to all tools
Problem with this is the cyclone consumes(for lack of a better word) a lot of air
My cyclone is a sheet metal one I bought off of ebay, 6" inlet, 7" to dust collectors(2hp 2 bag and 3hp 4 bag) 6" sheet metal piping to tools exception being table saw, jointer and wide belt sander are 4"
Like how all dust and large pieces end up in collection bin unless bin is full then it travels on to dust collectors
Dislike the loss of vacuum thru the cyclone, think next step is to add a fan inline before the cyclone however don't like the idea of all the chips going thru it
my recommendation is to buy the best cyclone you can stretch and buy instead of spending more money over a few years and ending up with a less efficient system that you regret.