Shop vac and dust

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  1. Dec 31, 2012 #1

    jmc0319

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    So I apparently burned out my shop vac motor due to dust. Does anyone have any experience with dust collectors? Am I destined to sweep my shop floor forever?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 31, 2012 #2

    nealtw

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    I have only had the 5HP type, noisy but effective.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2012 #3

    Wuzzat?

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    Here's some Nextag dust collector prices
    300
    280*
    551
    218*
    393*
    450
    275
    1350
    so half cost between $280 and $450; prices outside this range may be suspect.

    I guess you want to maximize hp and minimize noise level and price.
    DBs of noise level are meaningless without the measurement distance stated.

    You could first compute hp/$ and then look for minimum dBs within this max hp per $ subgroup. The asterisks mark the top three candidates for hp/price.
     
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