I have been putting off purchasing a good DC for my small workshop for far too long. But after working a lot more with the router table and 17″band saw this summer I think I should seriously consider buying a DC before purchasing anymore power tools.
The Delta and GI are in the same price range. $399 (Canadian) I can get the Delta for a few dollars less at my local tool supplier for $379.00 (before taxes).
I went to Houseoftools.ca to check out the specs on both the GI 1HP and Delta 1.5HP dust collectors. The Delta received best value and best overall awards. Now the Delta has 1200cfm and the GI around 700. GI has an aluminum propellor and I believe the Delta comes with a steel propellor. Both are portable. The GI has built in castors. Which is ideal for moving from tool to tool in my small tool room. At most I will have the DC connected to one/two machines at a time. I have my router table connected to a shop vac which is ok but not ideal I really need to have it connected to a dedicated DC.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I want to buy a DC that has durability without draining my wallet. 🙂