|Review by Gary777||posted 08-01-2012 04:22 AM||7660 views||1 time favorited||25 comments|
- Grizzly G0703P 1-1/2 HP CYCLONE DUST COLLECTOR-POLAR
- Brand: Grizzly | Category: Dust Collection
I finally upgraded to a better DC system for my shop. I had previously built a Thien Baffle for my HF DC and that worked pretty well (better than the stock HF DC) but I still had fine dust everywhere. I sold that DC before I moved last year.
In setting up my new shop I decided to treat myself so I started the hunt, I knew I wanted a Cyclone from past research and I also knew the size of the duct had a large part to play in its efficiency. I did a good amount of research and narrowed my list down to a couple of DC’s and them I came to lumber jocks to read the reviews. I almost spent the money on the Oneida however I have had have great experiences with Grizzly and a couple of reviewers who “actually bought the unit and used it” seemed to be very happy with their purchase.
So I took the plunge and ordered the 0703P and I am very happy that I did! First off it came quickly as do all Grizzly shipments and the price was unequaled. I was a little concerned about assembling this beast, they suggest two persons and I just had back surgery early last year (I’m fine now) but it was a non issue. she went together in about 45 minutes (I read all of the directions) and fired her up. POP, the 20 amp breaker (120VAC) tripped, but they said that would happen!
The cure was to install the 6” to 5” reducer (only needed for 20A circuits), and that worked fine but I wanted 6” duct. So I upgraded the circuit to a 30A the following day and fired her up, she purred like a kitten. Other folks have said this is a loud dust collector, it isn’t nearly as loud as the HF 1.5HP DC.
When the weekend arrived I plumbed the shop with 6” main duct to the RAS (Radial Arm Saw) and the Table Saw with an Aux outlet for less often used tools. the 6” is reduced to 4” at the Saw input and at the tee to the RAS which is 6” long. I installed the blast gates at the machine and used 45 degree elbows everywhere I could.
I fired her up and holy mackerel! As another reviewer said “This thing will suck the chrome off the bumper of a 56 Ford!” and it will.
I used to watch the shows where the shop never got dusty and assumed they had DC’s that sucked the chrome off of bumpers, well I guess that was right. This thing is awesome.
It’s gotten heavy usage a couple of times now and I’m impressed by how little dust has gathered in the bag under the filter and I am extremely happy with it’s performance in real use.
So, the less exciting part… You still have to empty the canister but you install a reusable liner bag, a couple of snaps of the clips holding on the lid and you are off to the trash can, a couple of minutes later you’re ready to suck more chrome!
I have attached a couple of pics, she is shoe horned into a corner nicely, I have to move a couple of machines (on wheels) to clean her out but she takes up very little space.
I definitely recommend this DC, and Grizzly in general.
Happy Dust Making!
-- Gary - Carson City, NV - "Every man looks upon his wood pile with a sort of affection." — Henry David Thoreau