Powermatic 3 HP Dust Collector

WOOD magazine rating


• TurboCone improves chip separation and collector bag packing efficiency
• The cone eliminates premature filter clogging for sustained performance
• Remote-controlled digital timer can be programmed for up to 99 minutes
• All-metal duct construction for rigidity and improved air flow
• 2-micron canister filters offer over six times filtering surface area of standard bags
• The large impeller is powered by a 3HP motor for peak performance
• Triple 4” dust ports allow for several hoses to be attached at the same time
• Collection bags use a snap ring for rapid installation/removal
• 10 cubic feet collection bag capacity reduces number of bag changes.
• Tall filter bags require less cleaning due to the larger surface area
• Four swivel casters for easy maneuverability

Air Flow @ 4" (CFM): 236
Air Flow @ 8" (CFM): 1,782
Number of Air Inlets: 4
Efficiency (Micron): 2
Static Pressure (WC): 11.31
Sound Rating (DB): 86 - 92
Bag Diameter (In.): 20
Collection Bag Capacity (Cu. Ft.): 10
Collection Bag Length (In.): 30
Filter Bag/Canister Length (In.): 26
Impeller Diameter (In.): 14
Impeller Fins: 7
Impeller Material: Steel
Velocity @ 4" (CFM): 5,200
1-Hose Connection Diameter (In.): 8
2-Hoses Connection Diameter (In.): 4
3-Hoses Connection Diameter (In.): 4
Motor Power: 3 HP
Motor Phase: 1
Motor Voltage: 230
Motor Current (Amps): 15

WOOD magazine review

Test-best airflow with great filtration

Review Summary

With an 8" inlet and the best suction of the group, this machine provides lots of options for setting up a ductwork system. It led our test group of nine collectors (5 single-stage, 4 cyclones) by overcoming 10" of static-pressure loss at 800 CFM, the minimum airflow required for a small-shop duct network. And at 1400 CFM it was still overcoming 5" of SP loss.
Plus, its pleated canister filters trapped fine dust particles at a rate that proved third-best in our test, and best among single-stage collectors. It’s well-built with heavy-duty features and nice touches, such as an electronic starter with remote, a base wide enough to support bags full of chips and dust without spilling over, and handles for easier maneuvering.

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out of 5





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