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Dust collectors
« on: August 19, 2017, 09:09:07 AM »
Fixing to buy a dust collector and would like some information
Was looking at Grizzly 3hp cyclone
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Re: Dust collectors
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 09:46:38 AM »
Good to see you back on here Dean, been missing you..The harbor freight collector is basicly the same unit, a little bit cheaper. I have 2 of them, one on the sawmill, the other on a large planer. Only problem I've had with them is the on-off switch is junk. Not a problem for me, I just hard wired around the switch.
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Re: Dust collectors
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2017, 01:19:25 PM »
I have a 2hp Grizzly Cyclone and have been happy with it for about 5 years.  I did have trouble with the start control but considered it minor.  It is noisy but I can not compare that to other units as I have not used them.  Using 6" PVC pipe for ducting and see no reason for more bigger unit although a larger chip bin would be a good idea (I got the 35 gallon).
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Re: Dust collectors
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2017, 07:20:54 PM »
Biggest problem is getting it delivered with out it being squashed.
The packaging is garbage. They need to come in a wood crate not
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Re: Dust collectors
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 12:06:42 PM »
I have the one that harbor freight sales, great machine and very inexpensive,

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Re: Dust collectors
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2017, 12:43:51 PM »
Kbeitz reminded me of when I bought my Steel City dust collection system from Woodcraft.  It came in a cardboard box which took a big beating.  Not sure how it got here unscathed and after 14 years it's still working great.
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2017, 10:27:41 PM »
Thanks all for your input
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« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2017, 10:30:07 PM »
I had a Griz 3 hp, worked fine. 
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Re: Dust collectors
« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2017, 10:38:53 AM »
I've had one for about 5 years now, It stands over 9' tall and is very heavy, I had a hard time standing it up by myself. I used an 8'' elbow and 8'' 3' straight pipe to the top then reduced to an 8''x6''x6'' wye, one 6'' line down each side of the shop to the ends about 40' each with 9 drops. It has plenty of suction to the end. my shop is 20'x48'. I like it I've no trouble with it but a little eastern white through the planer will fill that 55 gal drum very quickly.
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