Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Northern Virginia
Consider the shop tools
The 4” Dust Deputy comes with a 15 gal collection barrel. If you are using a surfacing planer much, you may find you fill this pretty quickly. I chose the 5” DD and attached a 35 gal metal trash can. I am still surprised how quickly this can fill, but installed a small plexiglas window to monitor it. It is pretty simple to make your own collection barrel, but keep in mind you can create a lot of vacuum with a well tuned system so something sturdy is called for. It just depends on your needs. A few saws or sanding table, 15 gal no problem. Jointer, planer, drum sander, consider a larger barrel.
I have an HF system modified with a Rikon impeller, 5” dust deputy attached to 4” DWV PVC central shop system. Plenty of suction and volume. Very happy with system.
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