RIKON - 1HP Wall Mount Dust Collector


Recommended Posts

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the Rikon 1HP Wall Mount Dust Collector I see listed on Woodcraft's website.  I am looking to add dust collection to my shop which is my detached one car garage, so a wall mounted one would be ideal for space, and also since I am mainly hand tools but use the Dewalt planer and will be buying a jointer in the future.  Basically having a dust collector that can handle one tool at a time would be fine with me.

If I didn't go with this dust collector I was considering the Dust Right 1250 CFM model with the 1 micron canister.  I wanted to go with the higher CFM instead of the 650 CFM model because the Powermatic jointer I am eyeing up has a minimum CFM requirement of 800 listed.  The Rikon is listed at having 800 CFM with a 4" port and 1100 CFM with 5" port.  It also comes with a 1 micron canister.

Basically it seems the Rikon and Dust Right are comparable with the Rikon being $400 and the the Dust Right with the 1 micron canister being $830, so the Rikon is listed at half the price for basically the same specs.  I have never seen either in person so I was curious about build quality, and if that is where the extra money spent on the Dust Right is going.  I don't mind spending the extra money if I end up with a better product.

If anyone has any experience with either and know how they compare in person I would appreciate any input.

 

Thanks,

Steve

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

The only thing I can tell you about these units is that every manufacturer's claims for CFM are optimistic and measured under ideal conditions.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had 3 1HP machines over the years ,  and think they are all limited at best . CFM claims are unreliable .  If the Dust Right has a bigger impeller , it will move more air . My Rikon has a 9" impeller , and it was the weakest of the 3 I have owned .  Have a look at Grizzly also .  650 CFM at the end of a 4" flex line is a reach .  If you find one w/ 10" - 11" impeller , you'll get much better results .  I'd advise larger DC , even if you had to wait a while .  If you expect to be in the hobby long ,  a 1HP machine  will soon be  " too small ".

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Who's Online   3 Members, 0 Anonymous, 146 Guests (See full list)

  • Forum Statistics

    29207
    Total Topics
    395348
    Total Posts
  • Member Statistics

    22001
    Total Members
    1529
    Most Online
    Retir3d
    Newest Member
    Retir3d
    Joined