jsburger wrote:You have just proven that a shop vac is not a dust collector. It is CFM CFM CFM not suction. The more CFM you have the better the dust collection will be and a lot of the "inadequacies" seen in the SS lower guard with a shop vac disappear.
I understand that a lot of us don't have the room or the finances for a proper dust collector so we make do. Given those consequences we have to live with it.
Thank you for vindicating the Shark Guard!
Keep in mind the in today's test lower guard collection was no better then before, a leaking mess. (But I know how to improve that.) Now perhaps you see added improvement do to your bigger and better dust collector. That we will just have to take your word for.
Also the best dust collection I have is with my festool set up and for the lack of cfm it works the best of all. Time to own up to facts, cfm alone might help but it is not just that that matters. I want to give it a chance sometime but right now it is no co-located with the shopsmith.
And also note that for me the shark guard is not really vindicated because it still doesn't work with a shop vac which is how I'd like to use it. And I can only recommend it if you have a large dust collector. I still would not recommend it if you plan to use a shop vac.