Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767

By Robert Robillard on Workshop tips

Wood Shop Dust Collection – Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector Review

Workshop wood dust is a known health problem. Dust particles from applications such as sanding and cutting are the biggest culprits. Breathing these particles may cause short or long term respiratory symptoms, mucosal and non-allergic respiratory symptoms, and cancer. Adding a dust collector, like the Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-76, to your shop is one ingredient you can add to this recipe of a  problem.

Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767

Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767 Review

We recently took a look at the Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767 to see how it well it would work in our  14′ x 28′  workshop.

The Delta 50-767 includes:

  • motor and blower [1500 CFM]
  • support frame
  • 1 Micron Filtration Bag with Sewn-In Bag Ring,
  • 6 mil plastic chip collection bag,
  • Snap-in filter bag ring,
  • 6″ port or two 4” intake ports,
  • Two swivel caster assemblies, two large 8” wheels

Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767


The shipping package is well thought out and packed. All of the nuts, bolts and washers are in individual assembly step packages.


Delta supplies an ultra-thin wrench designed to assemble the wheels, which have a narrow clearance, and are tough to access with a regular wrench. A couple of different sized Allen wrenches were required, but not supplied.

It was easy to assemble and I had it together and hooked up to my existing table saw and joiner dust collection hoses in 20 minutes.

Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767

Durable Construction:

The Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767 is durable, and well made. The frame shows solid design and workmanship with no wobble at all.  Workmanship. The frame is precise and well done.   In fact, the frame construction and welds were the first thing I noticed during assembly.

The unit moves very nicely and can be backed into tight spots with very little floor real estate taken up.  Just make sure you have the overhead space for the dust bags when the machine is turned on.

The unit plugs into 120 volt, has an on / off button and built in circuit breaker.  That’s it – no other controls.


Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767Dust Collection:

A properly sized wood shop dust collection system is will provide a safer work environment and you’ll spend less time cleaning and more time on task. Small one-person shops don’t need an expensive central system, in fact, if you work in a space less than 600 square feet, then a 1-1/2 or 2 HP Dust Collector is all you really need.

In cases where the CFM for the entire shop may exceed the capacity for the dust collector, installing blast gates will allow machines not in use, to be isolated from the dust system, by closing off the vacuum to these machines.

The Delta 50-767 is a single-stage dust collector, meaning the top bag is usually a “breather bag”, while the bottom bag  collects the fallen dust and chips.

The Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767 comes standard with a one-micron filtration bag which helps this unit obtain the 97 percent filtration and containment of fine dust particles. The 1-micron bag has a 20.5 sq. ft. capacity, and keeps the shop safer and cleaner. A sewn-in, snap-in filter bag ring easily installs into the upper circular frame.

A powerful TEFC induction motor provides, has an 11 ½ propeller and provides 1500 cfms. The bottom 6 mil plastic chip collection bag as a 2.4 cu. ft capacity and secures in place with a snap and clip clamp. I like the clear bag, it allows the user see when bag needs emptying.  This bag was SUPER easy to install.

Delta, like most manufacturers are now including a partial barrier between the bottom collection bag and the upper filter bag. The barrier minimizes the amount of dust pushed upward into the filter. Delta has chosen the cone or funnel shaped design and it works well.

The machine is designed to connect to a 6 inch dust hose and comes with a “Y” fitting that transforms the 6 inch inlet into two 4 inch ones. A removable cap is provided to seal off one of the 4 inch inlets, if needed.

Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767Footprint:

The Delta 50-767 measures 42.5” long and 92.5” high.  The upper filter bag rod tops out at 92.5 inches tall.   This may be an issue with low ceiling shops, my shop joisrs are at 92″ high.  If your shop has open joist bays, like mine, you may be able to situate the bad and rod in-between joists. If not you may need to come up with an alternative plan.


  • Motor: 1 ½ HP max, 120/240V (Wired 120V), 60 Hz, 1 Phase
  • Max CFM: 1500 CFM
  • Impeller Diameter: 11 ½”
  • Standard Bag Filtration: 1 Micron
  • Maximum Static Pressure: 8” of water
  • Filter Bag Area: 20.5 sq. ft., 1.9 sq. m.
  • Chip Bag Area: 2.4 cu. ft.; 67 L Width: 24.5”
  • Length: 42.5” Height: 92.5”
  • Shipping Weight: 106lbs.

Rob using tablesawPerformance:

According to Delta the 50-767 has a max air velocity of 1,500 cubic feet per minute (CFM), and I was anxious to see if this dust collector was strong enough to keep the dust down and my workshop table saw cabinet clean and free from a build up of saw dust.

The Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767 works as promised, in fact it over-delivers, with suction and efficiency.  I hooked it up to my shop table saw and joiner with approximately 10-12 feet of flexible hose and a few elbows.

My table saw always typically has some residual dust at the bottom of the cabinet around the dust hose outlet, especially the four corners.  The Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767 completely cleans out the cabinet, including the corners.  Very impressive.

Note – If you do decide on this machine or another make sure to take the time to learn what your machines require for cfms.


The noise decibels for the machine was significantly less than my older 2 hp dust collector and it seems to be super efficient and powerful. It measured the same as my 2 hp, JET Vortex collector at 87 decibels from 8 feet away.

Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767Switch Location

The power switch is mounted higher than most models I’ve owned. I prefer a switch that controls and outlet and use the switch to power on and off the dust collector.  A few well-placed switches [3-way] allow you to control the unit at different locations.  Alternatively you could use a wireless switch or remote control switch.

Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767Improvements:

The Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767 comes with a 6-foot power cord which I feel is too short. You will need to situate this unit next to an outlet in order to avoid extension cords.

One improvement for Delta is to add caster locks to the wheels to avoid the unit from moving there are no stops or brakes on the casters. To prevent this from occurring I tightened the larger rubber wheels a bit to make them less likely to roll.

Lastly, my unit arrived without assembly instructions which resulted in me having to backtrack several steps when it was time to mount the motor and the screw hoes were facing inward, not outward – very frustrating.  I’m assuming that these unit normally ship with instructions, and mine was an exception – better quality control is needed there.


I liked the Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-767, besides the fact that this important tool minimizes detrimental effects of airborne contaminants that woodworking naturally produces, it was easy to set up, use, and change the replacement bag. That’s important when time is money!

This machine is sized perfect for the small shop or person who is tired of dealing with the mess and dangers of uncollected shop dust. I suggest that if you decide it’s time to install a dust collector that you also consider adding a Delta air filter / cleaner to compliment it as well.

Don’t be left in the DUST, check out Delta’s workshop dust solutions!

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