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30.00 KGS
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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
570 CFM
4" intake
Noise Level: 65dB
1 micron upper bag
Transparent lower bag
Serves one machine
Weight: 30kg.

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

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  1. fast delivery!

    fast delivery! 5 Jim 10th Feb 2016

    Posted by Jim on 10th Feb 2016

    I was told 2-4 weeks to deliver to Meaford, but it was only 2 days! Right to the door. Really pleased.

  2. Good Dust Collector For the Small Shop

    Good Dust Collector For the Small Shop 5 M Brown 1st Apr 2013

    Posted by M Brown on 1st Apr 2013

    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.

  3. Manufacturing defect

    Manufacturing defect 2 Sia 12th Feb 2013

    Posted by Sia on 12th Feb 2013

    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.

  4. its great

    its great 5 Unknown 15th Oct 2012

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Oct 2012

    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.

  5. Can't beat it for the price

    Can't beat it for the price 5 Gary 17th Apr 2012

    Posted by Gary on 17th Apr 2012

    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.

  6. Great for my shop

    Great for my shop 5 Anthony Raymond aka Tony 15th Dec 2011

    Posted by Anthony Raymond aka Tony on 15th Dec 2011

    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.

  7. Great tool!

    Great tool! 5 Nick 23rd Nov 2011

    Posted by Nick on 23rd Nov 2011

    It works great! I connected to a sand blaster, and had no any problems for the last two years.

  8. Cheap sucker!

    Cheap sucker! 5 Martin. R 16th Nov 2011

    Posted by Martin. R on 16th Nov 2011

    this is a great little dust collector coming from a shop vac. have used it with my table saw and planer constantly and its done what ive asked. i upgraded the lower clear bag to the easy-on bags and it s huge difference when going to empty it. im debating adding a canister but so far im ok with how it performs.
    for the price and warranty, you cant go wrong!