$1,699.00 Each
Additional Shipping Charge: $75
Direct Ship
1.5hp, 115v motor, plus HEPA filter that removes 99.2% of particles down to .4 microns.

Maximum number of characters: 3

Maximum number of characters: 3

Laguna P|Flux 1.5hp HEPA Cyclone Dust Collector

Item #
50614
Rating:
84% of 100
Laguna P|Flux 1.5hp HEPA Cyclone Dust Collector Laguna CFLUX1 and PFLUX1 Dust Collection Cyclone Deep Dive Examination
Laguna P|Flux 1.5hp HEPA Cyclone Dust Collector

The p|flux:1 offers ''smart'' technology, power and a HEPA filter that removes all but the very smallest dust particles. The horizontal chute maximizes airflow and improves the volume of air moved (measured in cubic feet per minute, or CFM), allowing the 1.5hp, 115v motor to deliver as much as 1,314 CFM. The HEPA filter removes 99.2% of particles down to .4 micron in size, and internal sensors trigger LED indicators when the 32-gal. drum is full and when the filter needs cleaning. Swing-away doors offer easy access to the filter, and the doors are lined with acoustic foam to reduce noise. The unit comes with a high-frequency remote control.


An ingenious lift system raises the drum into position, and a connector on the back of the drum automatically hooks up to a pipe in the cyclone to create low pressure in bottom of the drum; this holds down the plastic bag to prevent its being sucked up into the cone during use. If the p|flux is used without a bag, the system can be shut off. The drum lowers easily onto its wheels for emptying.

  • There is an additional $75.00 shipping charge for this item.
  • Ships directly from the manufacturer.
  • Must be shipped within 48 Contiguous United States.
  • Estimated Delivery time: 7-14 business days.
  • The carrier will need to know if delivery is to a residential address. There is no additional charge for this.
  • The delivery truck will need a lift gate if a loading dock is not available. There is no additional charge for this.
  • Items shipped by truck are to be delivered to curbside only.
  • 25% restocking fee on all returned merchandise.
  • Please call customer service before returning product.
With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more. Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 months, once registered in the first 30 days
(1) Laguna P|Flux 1.5hp HEPA Cyclone Dust Collector
More Information
Brand Laguna
Manufacturer Part Number mdcpf15110
Weight 140.0000
Tech Spec
  • Motor HP: 1.5 HP
  • Phase: 1
  • Voltage: 115V
  • Amp. Motor Rating: 18.8 Amps
  • FLA: 16 Amps
  • Hertz: 60
  • RPM: 3450
  • Main Switch: Magnetic starter/H.F.
  • Control Panel: Anodized Aluminum
  • Remote control: H.F.
  • CFM in shop-setting: 900
  • CFM at Inlet: 1314
  • Max Static Pressure (inches of water): 10.1''
  • Impeller Diameter: 13.5''
  • Impeller Material: Steel
  • Impeller type: Radial Fin
  • Inlet Manifold: 6'' Main 4'' x 2 ports
  • Drum Capacity: 32 Gal.
  • Secure Bag System: Autom. Low Pressure
  • Canister Filter type: HEPA
  • MERV rating: 16+
  • Canister diameter: 0400mm (15.75")
  • Canister length: 500mm (19.69'')
  • Main Casters: 4" Diameter
  • Assembled Dimensions: 43'' L x 24'' W x 68'' H
  • Assembled Dimensions: 1078mm L x 614mm W x 1722mm H
Technical Documents N/A
Amps N/A
Sound Rating N/A
Volts N/A
Height N/A
Length N/A
Width N/A
Warranty N/A
Capacity N/A
Flow Rate N/A
Filter Type N/A
HP N/A
Prop 65 Warning WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product
4.2 / 5.0
6 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
3
2
0
1
0
Excellent
I got this unit really based on its height. I have a a basement shop with a low ceiling and this was one of the only cyclone units that would fit. I was a little nervous about this model since there are so few reviews (most I found are for the 2 and 3 hp models) but since I already own a Fusion table saw and 14|12 bandsaw from Laguna I decided I would give it a shot.

The unit arrived on a pallet in a large carton and was packed very well. It came a bit more assembled than I anticipated, so I actually had to do some disassembly first to get all the parts downstairs. Once I removed the motor and HEPA filter, the main assembly was light enough for myself and another person to carry down the stairs. The assembly took me two evenings by myself. I didn't bother with the instructions that came with the unit but, as other reviewers suggested, followed along with the Laguna assembly video instead. There were only slight differences in the video between the model they assembled (2 hp I think) and this model but it didn't cause me any issues. Because the unit did come more assembled than even the video shows, some of the steps in the video were already completed. I wouldn't fast forward through them though, in case you miss a step that does apply.

I had to run a new 30 A circuit from the panel for this, based on the recommendation in the specs. It does not come with a plug, so I got a 30 A locking plug. Having that in advance of assembly was helpful in avoiding the last minute frustration of needing to go to the store before being able to plug it in and turn it on.

When I turned it on attached to a flex hose just to make sure it worked (since I had taken the motor off and put it back on), I nearly ran away! This thing is definitely loud, even with the sound dampening foam in the doors. I think as another reviewer mentioned, the noise is definitely worth it though. This unit does an amazing job. Once I had the ductwork run, it actually pulled small cutoff pieces that had been trapped beneath the throat plate on the bandsaw from 30 feet away. I have two main runs coming from mine, one 6 inch and one 5 inch (used a 45* 6x6x5 wye at the collector inlet) and a blast gate at each tool. I designed the whole system based on what I learned from Woodshop Dust Control by Sandor Nagyszalanczy which probably helped, but since my previous single stage collector was less powerful and I had done some things wrong with the previous ductwork, I don't know how much of the improved performance stems from the new collector and how much from the new ductwork setup. I think even with poorly designed ductwork, this unit would still probably perform well in a small shop.

I've had the unit for about 2 weeks and haven't filled the drum yet so I have yet to see the drum LED come on. I also haven't seen the HEPA filter cleaning light come on so I don't know how well either of those sensing functions work yet. I have looked in the little window beneath the HEPA filter, and there is very little in there so the cyclone/separation into the drum seems to work very well. I know this was an issue with the bigger P|Flux Models, but it doesn't seem to be a problem with this one at all.

Time will tell, but I have yet to find anything about this machine that I don't like. I was a little concerned that dropping and lifting the drum would cause the whole unit to roll (no brakes on the wheels) and pull on the ductwork, but I put some shims next to each wheel to serve as chocks just in case and haven't had a problem with it. The price is hard to swallow, but now that it's all said and done I have no regrets!
September 27, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Awesome
A nice change from my smaller Jet collector. Some what loud but it really has suction which is a great thing. A great purchase worth the extra noise.
March 26, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Performance is excellent, but assembly was difficult.
I've had the Laguna P|Flux 1.5 HP dust collector for about six weeks now and I'm quite pleased with the performance. When I bought it I was looking for a 110V model that would be semi-portable and short enough in height to fit in a modestly sized shop. Based on specifications and feature content, this seemed like the best option, and while I have no experience with other two-stage cyclone separators from other brands, I can attest that this one performs quite well. The thing that I like best about it is the lever-arm style dust bin attachment, which is really easy to operate and has to be better than the clip-style attachment of some other models. I like that it comes with a HEPA filter, superior to most other models in this class.

Assembly is difficult, as some of the other reviewers mentioned. I watched the 46 minute assembly video twice, and I still got confused at a couple of points. This was made worse by two issues from the manufacturer, both related to the drum-lifting mechanism. The lifting arms arrive from the company already attached to the spring-loaded mechanism, and on my tool the right-side arm was installed backwards. No big deal, once I realized what the issue was I just flipped it over and re-attached it. The second issue, and the more irritating of the two, was that the included shoulder bolts which secure the lifting bracket to the drum lift handle were too long, such that they failed to clear either the drum itself or the side panel of the machine, depending on orientation of the bolt head-out or head-in, respectively. This is the bolt depicted at 27:20 in the assembly video. Rather than call the manufacturer I took the bolt to the local hardware store and bought two equivalents, shorter than the OEM bolts by 0.25". They work fine at the cost of only half an hour and 94 cents out of pocket. I probably could have just cut 0.25" off of the OEM bolts with a hack saw, but I didn't think of it at the time. Total time for assembly was about 5 hours, plus the drive to the hardware store.

Performance: I can't quantify the airflow or static pressure or anything, but I can say that it works well for the way in which I use the tool. I use the system with the included adapter which allows two, 4" collection hoses to be attached at the same time. I put blast gates on both, and ran one 8' hose from the blast gate to my table saw, while to the other blast gate I attached the 4'->28' Dust Rite flex hose for general shop cleanup. Either application works quite well by itself, but having both blast gates open at the same time doesn't work very well. I have a Sawstop contractor saw, and with dust collector running I observe a significant improvement in dust collection when ripping or cutting a dado especially.

I haven't quantified the collection efficiency of the cyclone, but I can say that after collecting about a drum full of sawdust (and I do mean sawdust, I don't have a planer or a jointer), I can't see any dust on the inside of the HEPA filter when I look in there from underneath. Conservatively the cyclone has to separate >99% of the dust by weight, just based on the amount of dust in the collection drum. Overall I'd recommend it over similar 110V separators. Happy woodworking!
March 23, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Works great once you put it together
My initial impression with this was poor. Only rated at 1.5 HP and $1500, but I needed something bigger and was limited to 110v. The instructions on this thing were terrible. Calls for metric wrenches but has fractional hardware listed. Steps were left out so you had to read ahead. Also didn't include the plug which was a negative after dropping the $$. Once I got it together and running I couldn't be happier. I replaced a 2HP Rikon 60-200 and it outperforms it like it should. The Rikon was very leaky. The drum setup on this is great. The pull from the vacuum is a noticeable improvement over the Rikon in side by side testing. No complaints. Hopefully by the time you get yours the instructions will be cleaned up. Other than that you get the performance you would expect from a premium priced machine.
December 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
the instruction manual was easy to follow in assembling and the packaging was very good at protecting everything and keeping it in place the remote works good the dust bin is easy to operate and it is easy to move with the dust bin wheels off of the floor not ever having a dust collector before i think it might be a little loud outside of this i would recommend it
October 13, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
No response from Laguna on damaged door
Came in with a damaged door, I know it happens but when I sent a video of the unboxing I got no response. That's a bad sign. Made in Taiwan? I missed that on You Tube reviews.
May 19, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 6 questions Browse 6 questions and 24 answers
Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Cyclone needed to fit power and low ceiling height restrictions; ease of emptying bin; HEPA filter.
Lindsey R on Sep 1, 2018
Quiet, good filtration , good price
Michael U on Sep 12, 2017
Cyclone needed to fit power and low ceiling height restrictions; ease of emptying bin; HEPA filter.
Lindsey R on Sep 1, 2018
removes 99.2% of particles down to .4 microns.
Alex C on Aug 9, 2018
Quiet, good filtration , good price
Michael U on Sep 12, 2017
video showing 48% improvement
Dale L S on Sep 6, 2017
Laguna has a excellent reputation for quality equipment. Allow though there a limited number of reviews for this unit I felt that given the reputation of Laguna I am sure it will do the job I am asking it to do. It replace a Jet DC650RC.
Bruce P on Dec 10, 2016
Good reviews and HEPA filter.
Richard O on Dec 9, 2016
great reviews from Woodworking in America and this new generation of Laguna dust collectors has so many improvements and I value my lungs!
Steven L. P on Nov 28, 2016
Using an older Rikon single stage and it lets too much dust through the filter. Time to upgrade to a better machine
James S on Nov 27, 2016
removes 99.2% of particles down to .4 microns.
Alex C on Aug 9, 2018
video showing 48% improvement
Dale L S on Sep 6, 2017
Does it have sufficient suction to use as a built in with piping and blast gates?
Rob B on Nov 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: i am not sure if it does I am in the process of making a duct system out of plastic piping so that it will be stationary my shop is 24x28
What is the db noise level?
Jim L on Dec 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Specs say 70 db. Much quieter than CNC router I use it with.
My p flux 1.5 is new and the drum light is constantly on. Did anyone else have this problem?
Rob B on Dec 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I called customer service and they walked me through the problem. I had two mistakes in my assembly: 1) I bolted the vacuum pressure equilizer bar on backwards and did not apply foam weather seal around linner kid of the drum. When I fixed those two things it worked like a champ. The directions are not detailed enough.
Does this unit have an outlet port or does it vent into the room?
George M on Jul 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure if I understand the question. Dust goes into the inlet port, large chips are deposited in the canister, smaller particles end up in the small carrier under the filter. The filter is supposed to catch all the fine particles and the air pushes back out into the room.
Has anyone reduced their hose runs from 4 inches to 2 1/4 inches? Does this reduce the efficiency of the unit? Should I stay with 4 inch piping?
Rob B on Jan 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 2.5" is NOT recommended, you will chock the machine, it needs more airflow. It sometimes help to leave the 2nd. inlet open when not using it, allowing more air to flow into the cyclone improving separation