I am thinking the same. And I am in the country here in the lower peninsula of Michigan.I didn't read all the replies so I apologize if I stepped on anyone else's comments,
My suggestion Hunter, is buy both - and maybe a high powered leaf blower. Your big tools - cabinet saw, planer, bandsaw and joiner - are going to need a dust collector. Your smaller tools - sanders, routers and your shop floor will need a shop vac. A couple of times a year I'll raise the shop (garage) door, back the cars out of the driveway, grab the leaf blower (which I don't need for blowing leaves here in Arizona), put on a mask and dust the whole shop. Unless you live way out in the country, I'd wait for a windy day, vacuum up all the big stuff first, then blow away!
I'd try it and see. I use a old 16 gal Craftsman shop vac on my Rockwell Invicta 13" planer, and people say it won't work.Hi all I'm looking for a better dust collector for my new cabinet table saw. I've been using a midsized shop vac for my sanding and general cleaning. But the new table saw has a 4" port so I'm trying to figure out if I should get a bigger shop vac and 4" adapter or step up to a expensive dust collector.
I apologize ahead of time if I'm beating a dead horse here, but any advice is appreciated
I’m not surprised if mine isn’t pulling more like 300CFM even vented outside. Does the job very well for what I’m using it for. I wouldn’t use it in a table saw tho. What are you doing for a bag? The one that came with it is horrible.Today I installed the power tech wall mount DC. It does ok with the cabinet, but not much from the overhead/ blade area.
The plastic cover over the blade is something I'll have to get used to. It totally blocks view of the blade