1-HP Dust Collector – Craftex CX-Series
The CX404 is equipped with powerful 1 HP motor and is designed to handle medium to large machines such as thickness planers & jointers.
The machine comes standard with a 1 micron top bag, 4 castors for portability and a 10” fin style impeller producing 825CFM.
The CX404 comes standard with a transparent lower bag and as a bonus, the unit features a free set of Easy-on bottom bags. Easy-On Dust Collector bags feature a patented belt loop that allows you to feed your clamp directly through the bag, making bag changes simple and quick.
Like all CX-Series machines, this 1 HP dust collector features powder coated paint, sharp looking two tone colours and a full 3 year warranty.
Motor: 1 HP, 110 Volt, 7 Amps
Safety: Power Switch with Removable Key
Balanced Steel Impeller: Yes
Impeller Size: 10”
Lower Bags: Easy-On Bags
Lower Bag Volume: 2.67 Cubic Feet
Upper Bags: One-Micron Upper Filtration Bag
Static Pressure: 6”
Air Suction Capacity: 825 CFM
Noise Rating – 72dB
Intakes: One 4”
Weight: 27 Kg
Warranty: 3 Years
Made in Taiwan – From the same factory as our long standing CT029N Dust Collector
Posted by Unknown on 21st Nov 2012
I bought this unit a few months ago, so far it has served me well as i'm only hooking it up to one machine at a time.
a few problems :
1) I cut indoors and after i'm done running a machine i can feel the saw dust in the air. I suppose this because the filter bag that is supplied doesn't seem to do a good job of filtering the finer dust. I discovered that i could purchase better filter canister but for the price of the additional filter i suggest you step towards a cyclone collector.
2) I'm having the same problem as Cecil where the metal straps don't seal perfectly.
Overal: I wouldn't buy this unit again. I'd considering sourcing my own parts and putting something custom together. I highly suggest anyone looking into buying a dust collector to first read Bill Pentz website on fine dust collection. I learned alot. Unfortunately it was after i had bought this unit and the disappointment led me to find explanations and solutions.
Posted by Cecil L on 27th Jun 2012
Been using this for a couple months now. I only have it hooked up to one tool at a time, so it does what it's supposed to do. I liked the fit and finish of the CX404 much more than the CT053, as well as the claimed increase in CFM.
There are a couple minor issues - the metal straps on the bags and the filter don't seal perfectly, and so I see dust shooting out of the tiny gaps, especially near where the straps' clamp mechanism is. Perhaps some weatherstripping can fix this.