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Offline JBag09

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Re: Dust Collector for garage. Laguna or Jet
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2017, 09:11 PM »
I was looking at some Jet and Laguna DCs earlier today, and the way my new shop will be set up I just couldn’t decide if they would work. What’s everyone opinion on the Clearvue Cyclones? I think they are a bit expensive for what they are, but everyone that has them seem to rave over them

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Offline JLMS2010

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Re: Dust Collector for garage. Laguna or Jet
« Reply #31 on: November 19, 2017, 09:34 PM »
I wonder if you spoke to the same lady I did. Yes, she was extremely knowledgeable. I’m leaning heavily towards Oneida.

Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: Dust Collector for garage. Laguna or Jet
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2017, 09:38 PM »
Not sure if this helps, but this might help demonstrate the relatively small footprint the Mini Gorilla occupies. Love the extractor so far, now considering a Dust Cobra for my smaller tools....

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Offline RogerConnerTN

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Re: Dust Collector for garage. Laguna or Jet
« Reply #33 on: November 20, 2017, 01:06 AM »
My shop has four Jet dust collectors, including three of the 1.5 HP dust collectors.  We are a coop shop with a lot of members who come in at off hours and  . . . let's say use the equipment very hard.  These dust collectors have survived and thrived despite a lot of abuse!  Don't know anything about the Laguna rig, but I wouldn't change brands if I needed to add one. 

Offline estley

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Re: Dust Collector for garage. Laguna or Jet
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2017, 07:27 AM »
i had been looking pretty hard at the 1.5 pFlux, but since i'll only be using it on one tool at a time, the mini gorilla is becoming more and more attractive. I'm planning on ordering one soon.

i know this has been discussed, but i have the attention span of a kitten. What makes more sense, run the largest diameter hose up to the tool, then reduce, or reduce at the inlet of the cyclone?


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Offline Tom Gensmer

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Re: Dust Collector for garage. Laguna or Jet
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2017, 07:56 AM »
i had been looking pretty hard at the 1.5 pFlux, but since i'll only be using it on one tool at a time, the mini gorilla is becoming more and more attractive. I'm planning on ordering one soon.

i know this has been discussed, but i have the attention span of a kitten. What makes more sense, run the largest diameter hose up to the tool, then reduce, or reduce at the inlet of the cyclone?


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When I purchased my Mini Gorilla, Oneida recommended using the largest possible diameter hose, and reducing at the tool. I opted to go with a 5” diameter, 12’ long flex hose with a 5”-to-4” reducer at the tool-end of the hose.
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Offline estley

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Re: Dust Collector for garage. Laguna or Jet
« Reply #36 on: November 20, 2017, 08:44 AM »
i had been looking pretty hard at the 1.5 pFlux, but since i'll only be using it on one tool at a time, the mini gorilla is becoming more and more attractive. I'm planning on ordering one soon.

i know this has been discussed, but i have the attention span of a kitten. What makes more sense, run the largest diameter hose up to the tool, then reduce, or reduce at the inlet of the cyclone?


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When I purchased my Mini Gorilla, Oneida recommended using the largest possible diameter hose, and reducing at the tool. I opted to go with a 5” diameter, 12’ long flex hose with a 5”-to-4” reducer at the tool-end of the hose.

that actually works perfectly, my TS has a 4 inch outlet, but my bandsaw is 5. So it sounds a little dumb to reduced it at the cyclone only to re-enlarge it at the bandsaw. Might as well just put a 5-4 reducer at the table saw.


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Online Cheese

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Re: Dust Collector for garage. Laguna or Jet
« Reply #37 on: November 21, 2017, 10:08 AM »

i know this has been discussed, but i have the attention span of a kitten. What makes more sense, run the largest diameter hose up to the tool, then reduce, or reduce at the inlet of the cyclone?


When I purchased my Mini Gorilla, Oneida recommended using the largest possible diameter hose, and reducing at the tool. I opted to go with a 5” diameter, 12’ long flex hose with a 5”-to-4” reducer at the tool-end of the hose.

that actually works perfectly, my TS has a 4 inch outlet, but my bandsaw is 5. So it sounds a little dumb to reduced it at the cyclone only to re-enlarge it at the bandsaw. Might as well just put a 5-4 reducer at the table saw.


My table saw, planer & band saw all sit within a few feet of each other. The table saw & planer both have 4" outlets, while the band saw is 2 1/2". By running 4" hose all the way from my Jet, I can easily swap between the table saw & planer. Then when I use the band saw, I just add a simple 4" to 2 1/2" adapter.

Offline JBag09

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Re: Dust Collector for garage. Laguna or Jet
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2017, 01:39 PM »
Just found out, well had to call them and ask, that JDS dust collectors are no more. So guess I’ll be searching again for a DC, think I’m going to look at the Oneida V-System 5000, was going to look at Clearvue but they are a bit much and can’t seem to find any discounts.


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Offline BarneyD

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Re: Dust Collector for garage. Laguna or Jet
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2017, 02:55 PM »
A couple of years ago I decided to upgrade my dust collection. I'm just a hobbyist (one man shop).  Was going to buy the Oneida V2000. The chap at Oneida that I talked with agreed that the 2Hp would be sufficient, but the 3HP model was on sale that week for less than $100 over the 2HP.  So I went that route and could not be happier. I've dealt with Oneida many times over the years and have nothing but good things to say about them.

Offline J0hn

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Re: Dust Collector for garage. Laguna or Jet
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2017, 03:27 PM »
I looked at the ClearVue - just couldn't make it work.  I have a 3 stall garage that I didn't want to turn into a dedicated woodshop....   I even created a 3d diagram in sketchup to see the various ways to run the ducting from a small 'shed' that I was going to build behind the garage, and finally decided that it was not the way I wanted to go



That is when I decided on the Laguna/JDS type system.  If I am doing other things in my garage - working on cars or my motorcycle or heaven forbid, actually park cars in there, I can get all my tools into the single stall which leaves me with the two stalls open.  Works for me - something to think about