John, he that started this thread originally, was thinking that the DC3300 was a little pricey. Here is what I came to think about that:
I was looking to buy a dust collector too, and had come to the conclusion that the SS was too much money:eek: . Looking at other dust collectors out there, I found several that were cheaper and rated higher CFM. Then I thought about what you get with the DC3300: All those extra parts that allow the dust collector to be hooked up to your tools and used right now. Those other less expensive units came with nothing. I would have had to purchase quite a system, one that does not come cheap, to hook up my tools. I decided that the DC3300 was a bargain after all. And that was not even the best part. The DC3300 was offered in an e-mail special for $399, so I bought it. That special is over now, but they are now having a sanding sale and the DC3300 is being offered again at $399. I suggest that you jump on it:D .
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