Oneida - Competitive Comparisons

Oneida's Competitive Advantage

We present this section on our website because every day our customers ask us to compare our systems with competitor's products. Our intention is to provide the consumer with accurate specifications before the sale so they can make an informed purchasing decision. Our numbers are well-researched. If any of our website visitors or competitors can show that any of our published specifications are inaccurate we will gladly apologize and remove it immediately.

2Hp Competitive Comparison
3Hp Competitive Comparison

If you take the time to compare Oneida against the competition you will see Oneida is the best in terms of air performance, air quality, noise levels, filtration and overall design and quality. Since our inception we have won every independent tool test to date. Oneida will not artificially inflate performance specs to look good. You can verify this by numerous third party tests that have been done on our products. If you compare us by performance (CFM) in most cases we are about the same price or sometimes less than our competitors. (In actual performance, not false HP ratings.)


Horsepower vs. CFM: Don’t be fooled by advertising hype. Example: just putting a big motor on a poorly engineered or undersized dust collector does not achieve real performance. Our 2 or 3Hp units outperform most of the import 5hp units on the market. Independent Airflow Tests done by American Woodworker Magazine.

See the 2 & 3Hp Gorilla Series vs. Competitor's 5Hp Comparison Chart.
Photo Comparison of the Oneida Super Dust Gorilla and a competitor's 5hp system.

Cost Comparison: Don't compare horsepower; compare performance curves. Also look at what you are receiving as part of the total system.

Construction Material: Oneida's dust collection systems are constructed of heavy gauge steel and meet applicable woodworking codes including NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Code 664; Prevention of Fires and Explosions In Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities, which states "The collection equipment shall be designed and constructed entirely of noncombustible material suitable for the use intended." "Non conductive material such as PVC shall not be permitted."

Cyclone Body Thickness: Oneida is ALL SEAM WELDED for strength and to eliminate dust leaks. Competitor uses stitch welded seams. This is a much cheaper construction style and causes dust leaks. Take a look and compare for yourself.

Motors: Some competitors use offshore manufactured motors that have no UL listing or other agency approvals. Oneida uses only Baldor and Leeson Motors, manufactured in the United States. Most have UL and CSA listings, are TEFC, and have serviceable grease fittings and high temperature wiring.

Impeller: Oneida's impeller is a one-piece engineered cast which is extremely strong with no rivets or welds and is designed for high performance/low noise. Oneida uses an aluminum alloy that is non-sparking as required by woodworking codes.