Question about dust collection

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Anyone here have pros/cons on the JET 708630 DC-TS650 Two Stage 1 HP Dust Collector?
After looking at numerous dust collectors over at my local Woodcrafters store, the guy there showed me one of these that he special ordered for a customer who also has a small shop. The benefits are obviously that you don't have the huge _extra_ footprint of one of the one-stage/two bag units. On the safety side, everything goes to the barrel first where sawdust, chips, maybe a loose nail... they supposedly fall into the barrel and only the dust goes through the impeller and into the filter. Is the filter perfect? Probably not, but there might be other filters that could easily be adapted.
For someone who basically runs one tool at a time, I thought this was an interesting approach, albeit not a cheap one. It actually costs more than the Jet 1 HP dual-bag setup. Amazon sells it for $349.99 and offers free shipping, and is running a special right now for another $25 off if you buy before Feb 14th. Woodcraft sells it for $329.99 so it's basically a wash assuming Woodcraft doesn't charge you for shipping.
Another alternative would be to buy something like the Jet 650SB and a two-stage conveter lid. You run the intake into the lid on top of a 32 gallon barrel and then run a second hose to the impeller motor. That setup would cost you around $200.00.
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No you should get a dust collector first then air filtration. You vac won't suck the tablesaw dust. The DC won't do a great job, better than the vac. Close the TS back and drill holes in your zero clearence plate to allow more suction from above. Some stuff foam between the cast iron top and sides on the contractor saw... Get some rare earth magnets to hold the rear damper on. And only allow for the belt to go thru...
Get it at the source. BTW look for a DC with less than 2 micron collection. This means forgo most bags.. and go for the hard poly filter type... you won't regret it. A trash can cyclone helps,but a real cyclone is tops...
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