Craftex 1 HP Dust Collector
One of the best selling dust collectors in Canada, the CT053 features a 1HP motor, 570 CFM and a 3 year warranty. This 1 HP Dust Collector is deal for the small shop.
This powerful dust collector will serve one machine at a time and will handle large machines such as thickness planers and jointers with ease.
The 1-micron upper bag & 570 CFM provide the efficiency you need and expect in a Craftex dust collector.
No need to spend money upgrading your bags, this unit is ready to go (assembly required)
1HP motor, 110V
Noise Level: 65dB
1 micron upper bag
Transparent lower bag
Serves one machine
3 Year Warranty
If plastic ducting is being used in your shop set up, your dust collector must be grounded.
For an inexpensive grounding kit, see item # W1053
Motor gave out on the first day. Had an absolutely horrible experience while trying to exchange this thing. The Calgary store manager was rude and accusatory towards me. I was in the store for an extremely long time while they tried to fix it. Then they wheeled out another machine as a replacement. I found out later it was used. The paint inside the impeller housing was completely worn off from use. They offered no discount either, so I will never buy from them again to avoid being cheated and ripped off. This is my second time trying to post this review. They must only post "some" reviews on their products.
Great for the price we paid - very happy so far.
I was told 2-4 weeks to deliver to Meaford, but it was only 2 days! Right to the door. Really pleased.
Good machine for the small garage shop like mine. As noted by another reviewer, I also cut out the X crossbar as I found it clogging with larger particles Lots of power for an individual machine hookup use. The wheels work well for easy movement.
I wanted to upgrade from a 4.5HP shopvac that I was using with my CNC machine. I was really temped by the price tag on these and gave it ago.
It drew maybe 50% more air than my shopvac which was an improvement, but nothing mind blowing. It was also quieter or at least less annoying because it didn't generate the high-pitch noise that the shopvac does.
However, it had a huge flaw. Aside from leaking air from around the bags, it was leaking air from the welds. Basically, they had done a really bad welding job at the factory, so it was leaking air (and dust) from various point of the sheet metal drum.
At first, I thought I could live with it by putting some masking tape where ever there was a leak, but then I thought it is not worth the risk to my health which was why I bought the DC in the first place.
I returned it after two weeks. The folks at BB weren't happy about me returning it, but they couldn't argue with me because it was obviously a manufacturing defect.
I have been using this for 2 years now, and it is a major upgrade from a shopvac. I did have to cut out the "cross" shield on the intake, because the strands that came from my planer would jam up in it.
It also warms up a lot after running for a couple hours straight, but i assume its not meant to run continiously.
This is a major upgrade from a shop vac. I use it on my table saw, radial arm saw, sander, router and Kreg jig . Would buy it again.
I wasnt looking for anythig too big since its just me in my shop and this dust collector has done just what I need. I have it hooked up seperately to several machines but the one im surprised most about is the job it does on my dewalt planer. REally didnt think it would be able to handle the amount of dust and chips but so far its been rock solid.
It works great! I connected to a sand blaster, and had no any problems for the last two years.
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