I ran a Delta AP400, 1HP bag unit for 3 years. I gained quite a bit of performance when I upgraded to an American Fabric Filter bag (about $100). I have just finished re-tasking the unit for my jointer and planer only.
Originally Posted by allen levine
Before: The unit was OK for the jointer but was always lacking for the planer. This was with the hose wye'd with blast gates to various machines. Only one gate open at a time but about 20 feet of hose.
After: I now have one shorter hose with a quick coupler that I will move from the jointer to the planer as required. I just finished this setup last night but I will test it for you tonight and let you know how it works.
I am hoping it will work better hooked directly to the planer. I always got chips blowing back out of the machine on thinner cuts. My dad's 2HP unit doesn't let a thing escape from his planer and that is what I am striving for.
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