Based on our testing, this portable cyclone collector would be a great choice if centrally located in the duct network of a small basement or garage shop, or connected to just a few machines with flex…
-hose (10' or shorter). It’s compact (68" tall), reasonably quiet (80 decibels), and generates respectable airflow (overcoming nearly 4" of static-pressure loss at 800 CFM, the minimum required for a duct network). And its cyclone separator and 1-micron-rated canister filter trapped more fine dust particles than several larger collectors that cost more money. But our favorite feature is the chip-collection drum. To empty it, you simply lift a lever to lower the drum away from its lid, slide it out on its casters, and then lift the disposable collection bag and toss it. We’d like to see more manufacturers adopt this kind of convenience. The 50-905 runs on a 1-1/2-hp, 220-volt soft-start motor. A remote control makes it easy to turn on and off, and a four-setting timer lets you run it after you’ve left the shop, further cleaning the air (with a few blast gates open). There’s also a handy floor sweep that attaches to the inlet for quick cleanups.
Ease of Use
out of 5