Small, But Effective, Dust Collector
Steel City's cool new Mini DC, $100 can be used two ways. You can run it as a stand-alone dust collector or place it in-line with a central dust collection system to “supercharge” the air flow and get better collection. The Mini DC offers 340 CFM of air flow. At 1 micron, the bag's filter captures even fine dust. Used alone, it provided good collection on my benchtop planer. I liked the Mini DC even better as an airflow supercharger. My planer is at the end of the line on my dust collection system, so collection isn't always great. When I put the Mini DC between the planer and the dust collection line, my main collector barely missed a chip.
Steel City Tool Works, (877) 724-8665, www.steelcitytoolworks.com Mini DC, $100.