Went from a 5 micron bag to a 1 micron cannister.

Jack King
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I have a 2 hp Ricon dust collector that came with a 5 micron bag. The bags are impossible to clean and a lot of dust came right through it. I got a 1 micron cannister today, ran a few pieces through the planer with the collector sitting in the sun coming through a window. There was zero dust that could be seen that got through the cannister. If you have been thinking about a cannister, I think you would love the difference if you don’t have one. Not doing a commercial for Woodcraft, but they have a sale on attachments for a week or two @ a full 15% off.

Jack

Seems like a great idea. Anything for a clean shop.

steve66

What do they run in price? i see the handle hanging there. Is that for cleaning the flaps? Did you actually talk with someone?

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Jeff the regular price on this one was 250.00 with the 15% off, dropped it down to 212.00. The handle is attached to to a steel shaft that runs down the center of the cannister. Attached to the shaft are two rubber tipped paddles that hit the flaps and cleans off the attached dust down into the bag when you rotate the handle. I read a lot of reviews and I have a friend who bought one a couple of months ago and he loves it. Here is a pic of the interior.

Jack

I made that change few years ago and have no regret.
Like you, my bag was happy polluting.
I suggest a small cyclone in between and you won’t see much dust in the plastic bag.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Thank you Ianwater for the suggestion. I got a cyclone lid and a trash can this morning and have it hooked up. Inexpensive, but I think it will do the job. Photo attached. Thank you.

Jack

Great buy.
That will definitely do the job. Easy to empty too:)

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

Well Jack, I checked into getting canisters for mine and If I add two hundred more I could just get a brand new dust collector. Right now I have a twin collector that has 2300 cfm’s Made by Grizzly. The new one that replaces mine is 3500 cfm’s so I think im going to clean up my collector and sell it and order the brand new system. plus Grizzly has a save 10% on orders over 200 right now. I also have a one bagger that I just don’t use anymore so I could sell that too.

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

Sounds good Jeff, I hope it works out. The canister makes a world of difference.

Jack

I see that. I’ve been reading a lot on them. Thank you for sharing this. It really can mak a difference in increasing your cfms too. I saw some videos on adding a canister and how this increase cfms just amazing.

Jeff Vandenberg aka "Woodsconsin"

No doubt about it, anything with 5 micron bags/filters is little more than a dust pump. Nice upgrade….

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