The Delta Cyclone 50-905 dust collector looks a little like a giant garbage disposal. Then again, its job is largely the same — it takes bits of crap you don’t want lying about and gets them out of sight so you can go on with your day. The difference is the cyclone is a 32-gallon monster with a 1-1/2 HP motor behind it that packs 10 inches of static pressure.
Upon learning that, our first thought was “Wow, that sounds sweet…and we have no idea what that means to us in the shop.” What it means is this machine is a 240v cyclone-powered beast that separates chips into a bucket and shunts particles (AKA dust) into the waiting bag (at right in the above picture). The hand crank on top of the unit spins to even out particles in the filter and drop them into the bag for better flow with no buildup. The system can be used with two 4″ dust ports or on 6″ port.
Of course this unit will run you around $1,300 retail, so unless you either really care about particle matter floating about your shop or are running that kind of volume through on a regular basis, this won’t be on the “to-do” list quite yet. Still looks cool, though.
Cyclone 50-905 [Delta]