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Offline Peter_C

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HEPA Dust Collector filter? Plus which hose?
« on: October 05, 2021, 04:47 PM »
In continuing the goal of inducing as little dust into the air as possible I just bought a so so quality Jet 3hp shorty cyclone and want to get a top quality filter for it. As the dust collector is overkill for one piece of equipment at a time, loss of some suction is not of concern. Looking for something around MERV 16-17 with filtration down to .3 microns. Seems many aftermarkets, and Jet filters just won't come close and all the good filters come with a not so good price tag. Wynn filters are MERV 15 so, no. Powermatic has a HEPA filter made of gold for around $600. Clearvue uses Wynn filters. Penn State would require two filters coming out to $400. So that makes Oneida seem like a player in the price market coming in at $419. Oneida Dust Gorilla Pro 18" x 36" HEPA Cartridge Filter I am wide open to more cost effective solutions so does anyone have some advice?

Does Oneida's noise suppressor work? I mean the one that goes into the filter. I will already have to build a plenum and can put some foam inside to silence it. Whether I decide to put the dust collector in my garage or build a shed, either way I want it reasonably quiet.

Since a full sized dust collector will be a first to me I will also need hoses, but at this point I am not going to put ducting in, but will sometime in the future. I want polyurethane and anti-static as I do notice a difference sometimes in dust sticking to hoses here. Did some research and came back to Oneida. Oneida 4" x 25' Clear Reinforced AS Urethane Flex-Hose Not interested in crappy hoses that won't last, or that have to many ribs in them. That leaves thin box store hoses out. Do you have something of quality that you like?

As the original filter came with it's own plenum of sorts, and I don't have the original filter I know I will have to fab up something for a new HEPA filter. This is the machine I bought.

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Offline rvieceli

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Re: HEPA Dust Collector filter? Plus which hose?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 08:08 PM »
whatever direction you go, as far as hose/machine connections, I can highly recommend Magport connectors. they work perfectly and make switching a hose to another machine a pleasure instead of a chore.

https://magport.net/

The hose you linked to seems good.

Whatever filter you choose to go with, make sure it is open at both ends. Those short length cyclones (not just the JET ones) have a tendency to pass some larger debris through to the filter. So you will need the bag at the bottom.

Ron


Offline Peter_C

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Re: HEPA Dust Collector filter? Plus which hose?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2021, 01:02 AM »
whatever direction you go, as far as hose/machine connections, I can highly recommend Magport connectors. they work perfectly and make switching a hose to another machine a pleasure instead of a chore.

https://magport.net/

The hose you linked to seems good.
Thanks I had meant to investigate something and only knew of them, not the actual website. There is a Youtube vid someone did on a simple DIY solution, with plywood and magnets.

Whatever filter you choose to go with, make sure it is open at both ends. Those short length cyclones (not just the JET ones) have a tendency to pass some larger debris through to the filter. So you will need the bag at the bottom.

Ron
I read the short cyclones spit bigger chunks into the filter, but I got an awesome deal on the unit shipped, just needs a filter for which the factory filter sucks anyway at 1 micron filtration. Jet uses a bag and other DIY'ers have either custom catch bins, or many just use a 5 gallon bucket with the screw off lids, for which I have two looking to be repurposed.

First I need a filter and am leaning towards the Oneida but if something just as good is available cheaper, then money saved is put away to buy other tools :)