I have a headroom problem, and JDS is about all that will fit.
Has anyone used one? They claim to have a different impeller design that
gives better suction at higher static pressures; if true, that is good since
I will be using it with a 4" hose. Sadly I just don't have the room for
permanent installations; all my tools are mobil.
The JDS salesman says that the 3hp would be overkill; for one tool I would
get all the suction I could use from the 2hp. But I don't want to buy a
small machine and have to upgrade latter on; that is just false economy. I
have done that a few times in the past (okay, many times...) and regretted
it. Plus, it seems to me that a 3hp has to perform better than a 2hp on
something open like a CMS. Any thoughts on this issue?
How much headroom do you have? I have a Clear Vue one that I put
between the joists in the basement ceiling (modified the bracket
plans).. I suppose you could also use a shorter collection bin.
BTW, the clear vue footprint is only about 2' X 3'. That's not too
If you want to avoid upgrading later on, I think you are going to have
to give up on a mobile cyclone.
I would probably buy one if it were $275 off, but I just went to Oneida's
website and they don't show the discount.
Do you have some good information on the discount? $1500 is just too much;
I can get the 3hp JDS for that.
Call or talk to a salesperson. I emailed a request for a quote last night
and got the reply this morning. $278 limited time winter discount.
I'm pretty close to Syracuse and was thinking of picking it up - but it
won't fit in the jeep.
I am trying to decide between the two units - Oneida and the JDS. Both of
the units are either too new or too rare to develop any likes or dislikes
from users. I looked into the Small Clearvue and wasn't sold on it.
I am still trying to figure out if the Oneida is actually a single stage
collector with a cone shaped chute to the collection bins or a cyclone.
We are going though exactly the same issues. I am undecided between the
portable Oneida, the 3hp JDS and the 2hp JDS.
Reading though the assembly instructions, it is a real cyclone; but it is a
little tiny cyclone. As such the suction is 2/3rds that of the 2hp Gorilla
and the separation probably isn't as good either. I expect the filters will
clog up much faster than on a big cyclone. Oh for just a couple extra
inches of ceiling height!
Woodcraft in Rochester is having a 10% off sale next week. I am leaning to
getting a 3hp JDS then. It is probably overkill, but that is better than
regretting I didn't get a big enough unit.
Where are you located?
In looking at the magazine review on the Oneida website I have never seen
fan curves as flat as those from the JDS 3Hp unit.
The JDS website really doesn't have any data that helps in the decision.
Amazon has a couple of customer reviews of the JDS units.
I still am undecided.
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