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#1 posted 09-26-2012 04:22 AM

Thanks guys – I’ll stop by Lowes and HD and see if they have Wood on the rack (I wouldn’t mind having another rag to flip through anyway).

My only other hold-up is that I AM wondering if the HF will be sufficient for me when I move to the basement, or if I should hold out for a true 2HP Grizzly (or something similar). I can get away with dirtier air in the garage since I can open up the big door to purge. Once I’m down in the basement though, I’ll be relying on my machines (I’m assuming the main work-horse dust collector, and a ceiling-mounted air cleaner) to keep the air clean for me. Both shops are right around the 400 sq-ft mark, but I won’t really have access to 220V until I’m in the basement. For $150, I’m thinking my best bet might be to go with the HF for now, and I can always sell it on craigslist and upgrade if necessary whenever I move downstairs (I’m guessing a Wynn 35A would probably fit on a Grizzly 2HP too, so I could re-use that as well).

Can anybody comment on using 6” ducts with the HF model? I’m worried about a.) overloading the motor, and b.) whether the corresponding drop in air velocity in the 6” duct will be enough to let dust fall out of suspension and pile in the ducts.

Thanks again everyone!

-- Bill - Western NY

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