How does a dust collector motor work?

Centrifugal collectors use cyclonic action to separate dust particles from the gas stream. In a typical cyclone, the dust gas stream enters at an angle and is spun rapidly. The centrifugal force created by the circular flow throws the dust particles toward the wall of the cyclone.

How much horsepower does a dust collector need?

Most 2-hp collectors come wired for 230 volts. The Dust Boy can be run at either 115 volts or 230 volts. On the matter of choosing a dust collector, a two-stage cyclone gets my top vote. A small cyclone collector takes up less room, is easy to empty and runs very clean.

What does a dust collector do?

Dust collector systems work in general by drawing dust and particulates from the air through a filter that first captures and separates the matter, and then discharges purified air back into the workplace or environment.

Which is dry type dust collector?

The NFPA defines dry dust collectors suitable for controlling combustible dusts as cyclone and media collectors. These include baghouses, cartridge collectors, and similar. Dust is then dislodged from the filters into a hopper or bag, where it is moved into storage and must be periodically emptied.

Is 2HP dust collector enough?

No, I don’t think you need a bigger dust collector. A 2HP machine should offer at least 1,200 CFM of draw — plenty for connecting to your table saw, planer, jointer and lathe. So, yes, smooth-walled pipe (either metal or PVC) will increase airflow and dust collection efficiency. A larger main “trunk” line than a 4-in.

What size of dust collector do I need?

For a rectangle, multiply the length by width, then multiply that number by 28 to find the flow of CFM at 4,000 feet per minute (fpm) airflow. Find the largest CFM number out of all your tools, and that’s what you’ll go on for the required rating for your dust collector.

Can I use a vacuum cleaner for dust extraction?

Yes you can use a vacuum cleaner for dust extraction but there are limitations. Its going to do bugger all connected to a 4 inch dust port, but it will work danm fine connected to routers and sanders that have small diameter dust ports.