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Woodmaster dust collector Question.
« on: July 16, 2014, 12:53:04 AM »
Is it any good?  I got the owners flyer and it's part of the advertised sale until July 31st.  I could not find any info on it on their website or the web in general the other day.  Advertised price is $999

These are the specs listed in the ad.

Air Suction capacity: 4944 3M
110 gal capacity
6" intake capacity
Sparkproof heavy duty aluminum impellar with 8 precision balanced self cleaning radial blades.
4 micron filter bag, 25" diameter, 45" depth, double bag system, drop out into 2 55 gal drums
5hp total enclosed fan cooled 230v 23amp
includes vertical pipe, y branch, hose clamps & motor stand.
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Re: Woodmaster dust collector Question.
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 12:53:53 AM »
After I re-searched google for big max dust collector I came up with the link.

http://www.woodmastertools.com/NS/accessdetail.cfm?PID=88

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Re: Woodmaster dust collector Question.
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 07:33:46 PM »
I have the 3 HP collector. They work very good. The only complaint I have would be that the 55 gal. drums fill up to fast. If you have the capability to vent it outside into a bin, it would be better.
i LOVE THE SMELL OF SAW DUST IN THE MORNING.
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Re: Woodmaster dust collector Question.
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 07:42:02 PM »
Thanks for the reply, this one is 2 55 gal drums, so it would be a little better for dust/chip capacity I guess.

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Re: Woodmaster dust collector Question.
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2014, 01:04:58 AM »
The system looks good but depending on how much lumber you produce, 110 gallons is either going to be fine, or way, way too small. ;D. I don't have the actual measurements because I have bypassed my bag system and go directly into an outside 3.5 cubic yard trailer, but to seems that I fill the trailer up once or twice a weekend between the planer and the sawmill. 
For me, it is important to have a core blower that has a place to attach a long exhaust hose to bypass the bags and blow directly into an external container, which this one can do, according to the picture. So it would have the future capability to blow to an external bin.
I have had a few dust collectors from el cheaply to pretty decent, and spent good money on tight weave bags and such, but now I have simply removed the blower itself, bolted it to a couple of 2x4's on the concrete and pipe all the chips outside.  No bags, no dust, no hassles.
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Re: Woodmaster dust collector Question.
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 01:11:17 AM »
Thanks for the input, I was kinda hoping to use it for the sawmill as well when setup at the barn.  I would also like to send everything outside... I wonder if they would cut me a deal on just the blower.

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Re: Woodmaster dust collector Question.
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 11:09:07 PM »
I use mine with just the blower, a "Y" fitting or two and some metal stovepipe to collect dust rom my sawmill, planer, and other shop equipment.  Here's a picture of my redneck dust collector bin, an old dump bed grain buggy trailer.  Looks like a lot of spillage, but most of the shavings and dust goes in the trailer and when it's full, I drag it off and lift the bed using my tractor front end loader. 
 
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