Oneida Air Systems, known for their Dust Deputy cyclone separator and full-size workshop dust collection products, has come out with a new product of a very different nature, a self-contained benchtop personal-sized dust collector.
The new Oneida Benchtop DC is said to provide source collection without a connection, which means it’s a standalone unit that doesn’t require the use of a larger dust collector or vacuum, or any hoses.
The Oneida Benchtop DC personal dust collector is also portable, and so you could move it from station to station to collect dust wherever it’s needed.
The dust collector is said to have a highly efficient dual-filter system, with a washable pre-filter and deep-pleated MERV-15 filter.
Oneida says that the compact Benchtop DC personal dust collector is ideally suited for wood carving, turning, scroll saw work, use with rotary tools, powder mixing, and other such applications.
It features variable speed control, and the six fan motors provide
535 CFM 481 CFM of airflow to help clean the air directly in the user’s breathing zone.
The Oneida personal dust collector is powered via 110V and has a supplemental AC outlet on the side for powering hand tools and accessories.
Oneida emphasizes that this is not a fume extractor, and so it is not suitable for evacuation of VOCs, acid fumes, corrosive fumes, or flammable fumes.
Oneida’s application example, where a rotary tool is being used to carve an instrument, is a great example of how a dust collector like this is designed to work.
This is not the first product of its kind on the market. Grizzly (check price via Amazon) has something similar, and other brands (such as PSI) have had portable benchtop woodworking dust extractors on the market for quite some time.
There are also very many 2-part solutions that involve different kinds of vacuum systems and collection hoods, scoops, and accessories.
Still, Oneida looks to have filled a small hole in the product lineup, providing a valuable solution for users that don’t quite need or cannot accommodate a much larger full-sized setup.
The new Oneida Benchtop DC dust collector is somewhat pricey, with a
$580 $699 price tag. Many woodworkers and DIYers have built their own portable and furnace filter-sized dust collectors and air cleaners for less. Still the self-contained dust hood looks to have been thoughtfully designed.
Features & Specs
- 0.32 HP
- 3A typical current draw
- 6-foot power cord
535 CFM (actual) 830 CFM (free fan rating)
- 481 CFM (updated 10/2022)
- 62.5 to 74 dBA noise level
- MERV 15+ filter rating
- Cold rolled steel construction
- 25.5″ wide x 9.75″ deep x 16.5″ tall
- Weighs 20 lbs
The package comes with the dust collector, main filter, pre-filter, top vane, left vane, right vane, and power cord.
That the front vanes are separate suggests they could be removed if needed. It might also be possible to use this in a custom enclosure to aid dust containment.
Launch Price: $580
Price: $699 (updated 10/2022)
A replacement filter set, including pre-filter and main filter, is priced at $90.
Oneida’s dust collection products are typically made in the USA.