I just purchased a small edgebander and need a dust collector for the trimming but don't have much space (unfortunately, it is far away from my saw's dust collector and that one is pretty poor to begin with).
Can anyone suggest one that is relatively small but does a good job? I can afford to have a small collection bag because I will not be generating a lot of waste. I assume a cartridge type unit is smaller than a bag.
From contributor L:
Do you own a Shop-Vac? Fit that thing onto the dust port. I understand it also vacuums.
We have a half-dozen 2 hp dust collectors that pull dust an amazing distance with these bags. Our 20 inch jointer evacuates close to 40 feet to a mezzanine 8 feet above the jointer. These small machines are quiet and don't use as much electricity. It all happens because of the bag.
Contributor T - I did change to a felt bag on my 2 hp and it made a tremendous difference. What I am now thinking of doing is piping up the bander to my existing dust collector and seeing if it does the trick. If not, just get a better collector for the whole shop (my old one has paid for itself many times over). This is probably the most space efficient in that I will only need one unit for everything.