Review

Made with heavy-duty components, the Dust-Force 2500 does a good job of collecting dust.
It overcame 8.25" of static-pressure resistance at 800 CFM, the minimum needed for a small-shop duct system. This ranked it fourth-best among nine collectors we tested, and third-best among single-stage units. At 1250 CFM it could still overcome 5" of SP loss, a respectable performance. Although we sealed leaks around the bag rims with foam weather stripping, fine dust continued to escape into the shop air. At times it was allowing 16 times more fine dust particles to escape than the best-performing cyclone, but as it built up a dust cake, the Dust Force closed that gap by a quarter before leveling off. (To be fair, this still falls below the federal dust-containment standards established by NIOSH.) If you prefer more-efficient canister filters, get this machine in that configuration for a $400 upcharge.

Product

Performance

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Features

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Value

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
3.5
out of 5