Portable Dust Extractor
Don’t confuse this with an ordinary shop-style vacuum! The 63-100 Dust Extractor boasts 106 CFM yet is whisper quiet! Filters return air to 5 microns. Steel drum capacity is 12 gallons, and the...
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- 1.3 HP, 115V, 15 amp
- 5-micron filter
- 12-gallon drum capacity
- 4" in inlet
Loud and not powerful
I have a large Jet with a canister filter and a large dust deputy with a 20 gallon barrel that is adequate for a few tools and even with long runs that Jet moves dust/chips. This RIKON I have had for many years, mine is green so you know its older as blue is Rikon's color now. It is hooked up to a router table and it just doesn't do as good of a job as a large shop vac but is nearly as noisy. It is decent for the $ and may do better if dedicated to a planer or jointer but for a router table it just doesn't work well and I suspect it wouldn't for a table saw either. It seems to like one machine with good chip ejection/removal and a very short run of hose/tube.
Good for one tool
I have this hooked up to only one tool at a time. Works well if short distance. I decided to hook up the oneida cyclone to it and this has reduced it's suction capability. I am going to just use it for one tool and have it very close. I saw someone say that it is very loud. I do not think so. I think it is pretty quiet for what it is. The only thing about the cyclone is that it does increase the noise level. So when I get a 2hp dust collector this will go strictly one tool.
a little noisy
I use this with a vent for my lathe and on a bandsaw port.
Excelent, A must Have
Working in a clean environment is a Must and more if you suffer from allergies, sinus or if you will like to prevent any health issues of working in a dusty environment. After good results with a wet and dry vacuum and now that my projects are bigger and the shavings are a lot this equipment is a must to have Excellent for cleaning or to have it connected to your power tools just add a proper fitting and you are good to go. Got it in the USA and now is in Canada and it was at a very good price It was a very good choice
This and every other distributer's website lists the filtration as 5 microns. Even Rikon's web page lists it as 5 on one chart and .5 on another. The plate on the machine reads .5 microns. So, I called Rikon and they claim it actually is .5 microns. I think I'm going to buy one since I can only run one tool plus a collector at one time and I am crunched for space.
Great machine over but don't let yourself be charmed by the 'whisper quiet' line. That's a blatant lie, this unit is powerful and noisy!!! Great tool overall but I will need to make a sound protection box, it simply is too noisy even in a second room, the restaurant upstairs won,t enjoy !
A simple solution!
I have the Rikon Dust Collector used as a collector for my wood lathe. I connected the 4 inch hose to a "Mini Gulp" hood which I fixed to an adapted photographer's tripod. This gives me infinite adjustments to get the hood exactly where I need it, for best dust collection. Big turning chips fall to the ground but all the fine dust (and sanding dust) gets collected. No bags to empty ---- just a steel drum. Nicely designed and well-made. A tad noisy, but OK. The collector did a good job when connected directly to my planer. In summary, this is a very useful one-machine collector which is very well made and very convenient.
Us it with my shopsmith
Rikon Dust Extractor
I bought the Rikon dust extractor to be my go to collector for my Carvewright system. That, coupled with a dust extractor funnel I bought from someone on the CW forum, I hooked it up and set it to work. First of all, its not perfect. It still leaves some dust behind as the power isn't like a 4 HP dust collector. But it grabs something like 95% of the dust which was more than I was hoping and did it on the cheap. What's more, I've run it for 10 hours at a shot and haven't had a problem at all. The only thing I will point out as a negative is that the dust collection bag within the unit is getting clogged a little easily. However, the CW makes very fine dust so it may not be a problem with most tools. I open the Rikon, skin the dust off the bag, set it back to work. I've had to do that every couple of hours (8-10) or the pressure to the DC hose gets very light. This is not a ding on the Rikon. I do recommend this very strongly.
another great product
a compact, very portable, very useable devise. Well worth the money.
Great machine for the small shop.
This was just the perfect size and price for my small shop.
This product replaces a bulky unit without sacrificing production. This unit can sit directly next to whatever power tool you want to pair it with, or use a "Y" adaptor and double your value. All this without having to run and purchace all the tubing and fittings required to run from one side of a shop to the other side. Two units would work in an average size shop. Also, at about 20 to 25 LBS. this unit is easy to pick up and move to another machine. That would require unhooking the hose, but with the right adaptors it would be painless. TIPS: Try to put most commonly used power tools in the same area. Place dust collector between machines and use "Y" adaptor to run two tools with one unit. Power tools that are seldom used can be used by unhooking unit for occacional use.
Compact yet powerfull
I bought it to use with a Jet 16" drum sander and it seems to work great in that application. The container fills nicely without plugging the filter.
Wood From Texas
Good deal when on sell at the [$] but not at [$]. But much better then the shop Vac, I have 4 of them, it was much cheaper to buy one per tool then to setup a Large dust Extractor system in my 1000 squ ft shop.