|Review by Dewshan||posted 05-15-2012 02:50 AM||9260 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
- Grizzly G0703P 1-1/2 HP CYCLONE DUST COLLECTOR-POLAR
- Brand: Grizzly | Category: Dust Collection
After many years of building projects without good dust collection I decided it was time to get serious about controlling the dust in my shop. Besides the obvious health issues it is also not much fun to be covered in dust after a long day of woodworking. I also recently upgraded my table saw to a JET hybrid that has a dust port and I was feeling a little guilty about running the saw without one. My shop is a 2 car garage that I also use to work on cars so I wanted a DC that could be moved around when necessary (I am not ready to take the plunge into installing duct work yet) , 110 volt, and I liked the idea of a cyclone that could keep the filters clean longer. I decided on the grizzly G0703P.
I picked it up from the carrier and it fit easily in my mid sized truck. The cyclone, motor and filter assembly come pre-assembled and are the heaviest part that has to be lifted up on the legs. I had it assembled in around 3 hours with little trouble. I am connecting this to my table saw with a 5” flex hose using the 6” to 5” reducer that is included.
This unit has a remote control that is very handy. I keep the remote on the table saw fence and it makes it very easy to turn on the DC, start the table saw, make a cut, and turn off. It is kind of fun to watch the dust go into the barrel when it is running- hopefully I don’t get too distracted by that when making cuts! I have never owned a dust collector so I can’t really compare it to anything else. After around 50 cuts over 2 days I have a small sprinkling of dust in the small bag under the filter- I have not checked the barrel yet. This is my first Grizzly product and I am very happy with the purchase. I realize I am not going to collect every nano particle of dust with this system and that is ok with me. I am also using an ambient box filter with a 1 micron filter to get some of the smaller floating dust. I do wear hearing protection when making cuts and this adds to the overall noise level but it is more of a low frequency whoosh type of sound that is not too annoying. I think this is a good DC to consider if you have a smaller shop and are looking for a 110 volt cyclone.