Grizzly G0440 2HP Cyclone Dust Bin Holder

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Project by IceCactus posted 02-12-2013 10:53 PM 3685 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have tall ceilings in my garage. So when it came time for a dust collector i decided to purchase the grizz 2hp cyclone since i could wall mount it. I figured i could mount it 4ft off the ground and utilize the space below to store things. Great idea, only one problem. Where do you put the dust bin, and how do you make it so its still easily accessible? This is my solution.

The bin sits in a plywood “basket” that swings in a frame. The frame originally was made with plywood but the plywood frame was WAY to flimsy. To solve the problem, i bought a welder and learned some metal fabrication :) I had my dad help me out on my last project (the table saw skate). I figured I would learn how to weld and fab myself on this project.

It turned out great and it works wonderfully. When in storage, the bin sits 52” off the ground, and the frame sticks out less then 2” off the wall. When the bin gets full, i simply unhook the hooks, and the whole bin/frame swings down to the ground so i can easily pull the plastic bag full of sawdust out. I even put some gas struts to help with the weight.

This project took WAY to long to complete, but I am extremely pleased with how it turned out.

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#1 posted 02-12-2013 11:37 PM

It look great and I like the lever mechanism. I have a bin about the same size as yours. It can fill up quickly. If it overfills you will have a filter full of chips and dust :( I vent outside and it was still a mess!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#2 posted 02-12-2013 11:55 PM

Looks like you picked up a second hobby as a metalworker and made a functional dust collector set up as
well. I like the setup. Is that a plastic bag setting under the filter to let you know when the container
is full and the sawdust starts to go into the filter? Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 02-13-2013 12:37 AM

That is WAY cool.

Is your last name Macgyver???

Thanks for sharing this addition – makes a great dust collector nearly perfect.


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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#4 posted 02-13-2013 03:01 AM

I have the same cyclone, very inventive on the chip bin. You may find out as I have that the bin is very small, on a heavy planeing day I have emptied the bin 20 times. I am limited by my ceiling height, you might find you could be lucky to have room for a bigger barrel. Check out my projects page for other improvements to my cyclone. I have also found if I put a light behind the flex hose below cyclone, I can see when it is filling up. It is a giant mess when you over fill bin and fill filters. Enjoy.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Carl W Richardson

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#5 posted 02-13-2013 05:12 PM

I’m getting ready to make the plunge and buy a cyclone dust collector and after much research, I have settled on the 2hp Grizzley.. My only concern is that it is made in Taiwan.

How do you like yours? Any suggestions or regrets?

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker

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#6 posted 02-13-2013 10:51 PM

@bluepine38 – The filter has an internal brush that you can move up and down to clean the pleats. That bag collects what gets brushed off.

@bugs – I am glad you mentioned the bin size. I have no experience with a dust collector so i didnt really know how much i would be emptying it. My inital thought was to just build a shelf and set the bin on it. Glad i spent the time going the route i did. 20 times in a day or so would be painful. I actually saw your projects prior to purchasing the cyclone. Nice job!

@carl – I own 3 grizzly power tools. A table saw and this cyclone which are both made in Taiwan. And a metal cutting bandsaw which i bought to cut the metal for this project. It is made in china. Both the table saw and cyclone are good quality. I am very happy with both. The cyclone had a few “holes” that needed a bit of silicone but that was it. The holes were from the metal forming. I expected to have them. The cyclone is very heavy and feels like quality.

The china bandsaw while much better then harbor freight, isn’t quite up to Taiwan stuff. Its not far off, but doesn’t quite have the same feel.

Now, do I like it, Yeah, now that I am done with it. Would i buy it all over again? If i had a redo, i would buy the portable cyclone most likely. It was a TON of work get this mounted, electrical done etc…but now that its up and done, im very happy with it…but it is LOUD!

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#7 posted 03-15-2016 10:21 PM

How did you hang this on the side you did? I just purchased G0443 and it only had a bracket on one side of the unit so the line to the canister can only go one way. Did you just drill your own holes?

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#8 posted 03-15-2016 10:29 PM

I assume you are referring to the very top green section that has the impeller and motor? If so, no I didn’t. They were stamped out on two sides. The front, which we can see, and the back which is bolted to the wall. That way you could rotate the output to the left or right.

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