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#1 posted 06-27-2012 01:40 AM

Fred Hargis: I realize it’s hard to compare the two DCs. I would have compared the Grizzly 1.5 HP DC but it is only $25 cheaper than the 2HP version. I figured for just a little more, I could have a true 2HP DC – both models from Grizzly come with a 2.5 micron filter bag.

After reading everyone’s posts, I was leaning toward the Harbor Freight DC until I saw the pic knotscott posted. What a difference! I need to give this some careful thought.

I don’t have a large shop: I use my large 1-car garage. Everything is very compact. I will probably just move one hose from machine to machine when I work. I don’t think I need to think about “down the road” as much. What I have now is most likely the limit of what I will need.

If I get the HF DC, and add the Wynn filter and a chip separator then I’m pretty much set. I guess If something breaks down the line, I could replace with a comparable or better motor or impeller for less than a new DC.

I’ll probably go out on Thursday to get the DC. I’ll post when I get it up and running. Thank you everyone for your help. And if anyone hasn’t posted yet, feel free to chime in. It’s not too late to change my mind!


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