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Will the Laguna dust collector work for me?

BillA's picture

I'm exploring options for a dust collection system. I have a 20x20 shop and looking for a system that would be adequate with one tool at a time in use with 30' of ducting. I wandered in to my local Woodcraft today and noticed a Laguna 2HP mobile cyclone system. the specs say 1600 cfm at 14.8" static pressure  http://www.lagunatools.com/accessories/dustcollectors/dustcollector-cyclone2_2#

I asked if it would work as a stationary system and support a shop my side. They said it would. What I really like about it is that it is only 70" tall, so I could put it under the shed roof behind my shop. Would cut down on noise and also less issues with finer dust coming out the filter -as it is not physically in my shop.

A quick measurement suggests my longest run would be to my tablesaw and would be (from the dust collector) 2 ft horiz, then 4 ft up then 15 ft horizontal, then 9 ft down, then 5 ft horizontal. Does anybody know if this machine would handle it? Or can you point me towards a calculation tool of some sort?

BruceS's picture

It will work (post #162041, reply #1 of 7)

If you have the $$$$$$$  it's fine.   But Way overkill for your sized shop.   They will gladly sell it to you.   I would advise getting a Jet 1100 CFM with the dust dog canister  1 micron.   And put the saved $$ twords other tools. 

Work Safe,  Count to 10 when your done for the day !!

Bruce S. 

 

BillA's picture

Jet will work? (post #162041, reply #2 of 7)

So you are saying the Jet 100 CFM will support my size shop, and that length of duct?

BruceS's picture

Jet 1100 CFM, sure.   My shop (post #162041, reply #3 of 7)

Jet 1100 CFM, sure.   My shop is 24' X 36'   with the DC on a far end  and have no problems.

Work Safe,  Count to 10 when your done for the day !!

Bruce S. 

 

BillA's picture

Jet 1100 CFM (post #162041, reply #4 of 7)

great. thanks.  Do you like how the Jet 1100 performs?

BruceS's picture

It literally SUCKS,  ;-)    I (post #162041, reply #5 of 7)

It literally SUCKS,  ;-)    I have the older 5 Micron felt top filter.   But would really like the 1 Micron Canister.   6 years so far and have yet to put in the rigid piping.    There are times I use three 10' sections of corrugated flex at a time with no problems handling my DeWalt 635 planer.

Work Safe,  Count to 10 when your done for the day !!

Bruce S. 

 

BillA's picture

I hope the one i get sucks (post #162041, reply #6 of 7)

thanks a bunch.

Docragan's picture

Dust Collection (post #162041, reply #7 of 7)

Check out "Bill Pentz" site for all the physics and engineering of dust collection.   I had an engineer friend read the site, and he agreed.  The company that built the DC the way Pentz specified-Clear Vue Cyclones makes an outstanding, powerful, efficient and affordable machine.  Yes, it's true.

Pentz's site says that Clear Vue is closed, that is referring to when the original owner, Mr. Morgano retired.  I just called and spoke with the new owner and he is making the DC the same way Mr. Morgano did.  This is a small company where every customer is important.  The design according to principles of fluid dynamics  is the most important thing, though.

As far as placement of the DC-you are pulling air out of your shop.  If your shop is connected to your home which has any gas appliances in any way (my shop is the basement with gas furnaces in the house), be sure you put the exhaust back into your shop.  If you don't, you'll wind up pulling air from outside your shop from the interior of the connected house (think carbon monoxide from gas appliances here).  I hope I made this clear cause it is really important.

The way I constructed my enclosure my dB level is probably about 60dB.  The stereo is easily much louder:)

Even if you don't get a Clear Vue, Pentz's information is valid and interesting.