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_
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 1½ 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
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.