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Forum topic by Gixxerjoe04 posted 08-04-2015 12:13 AM 794 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gixxerjoe04

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08-04-2015 12:13 AM

Got most of the tools I need except for dust collection which is pretty import since dust isn’t good to breathe in, so my garage is a mess and would like to change that after doing well at a show this weekend. Can’t decide on what to get. Considered getting the harbor freight dc and adding the canister filter(can’t remember the name) and adding the trash can separator. Not sure the exact price of adding all of that stuff but figured around $350 or so I believe. Got a $25 off shipping for grizzly coupon and the G0548Z 2hp with canister is on sale for $400 right now. Anyone have the grizzly or have any suggestions? Would I need to add the trash can separator to the grizzly? Not sure if the HF is 220V but the grizzly is 240v, would have to put a sub panel in because I just used up the last spots on my panel in the garage which would kind of suck.


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 08-04-2015 12:17 AM

Or put in a couple twin 15s or 20s to make space for a two pole breaker.

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#2 posted 08-04-2015 12:28 AM

I just got the HF this weekend. It is 110 voilts and was pretty easy to put together save for the fact that half of the hardware was missing. I put it together with bolts and nuts that I had lying around.

I think the wenn canister is about $170, I do not have it yet, and I intend to build a chip separator but for now the HF works well. It’s just so nice to have a clean shop and not work in a cloud of dust.

I am thinking of getting an air purifier in stead of the wenn to hang above my workbench. That way any dust particles in the air would be filtered out that way and I’d catch stuff that I make with hand tools or other tools that are not hooked up to the DC. Just a thought.

-- As if I needed another hobby!

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#3 posted 08-04-2015 12:48 AM

Not a bad idea about going the air filtration route instead of adding the filter, thought about adding the rikon or jet air filtration the ones that cost around $370 but wait until the go on sale. Would go with the cheaper rikon since I’m just in my garage now but will hopefully have a bigger shop in the near future when we move so wouldn’t want to have to upgrade that again. Would like to get the 3hp from grizzly that’s only $420 right now but just don’t have the space for it at the moment. Of course another problem is the only too I have at the moment that has a 4” dust port is my jointer, I assume they make attachments for the to be able to work with the smaller dust ports?

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#4 posted 08-04-2015 01:50 AM

I bought a Wen version of that air filtration unit for about $180 on Amazon. It’s the same as the Rikon or Jet units…..even has a remote control.

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#5 posted 08-04-2015 01:50 AM

Dust collectors aren’t very effective at sucking stuff through small hoses. It’s often better to modify the tool (if possible) to have a larger dust port than to step down to a 2 1/2 inch port with a big dust collector. They just don’t create static pressure like shop vacs, which excel at sucking stuff through 2 1/2 inch hoses.

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#6 posted 08-04-2015 01:52 AM

I am leaning in that direction as well and maybe add a respirator for the really dusty jobs that are hard to extract like random orbit sanders etc. I also have a split system ac in the shop and am concerned that it may be damaged if there is too much fune dust in the air.

Yes there are adapters for smaller ports. I just cobbled some temporary stuff together with ducktape :) for connections that did not quite wanted to stay together. So i have 2 10 ft 4 inch hoses that are connected to 2 in ports at the tools with adapters.

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#7 posted 08-04-2015 01:58 AM


canister filter(can’t remember the name)

Wynn

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#8 posted 08-04-2015 05:01 AM

I just got the Grizzly 1163P and it seems to be pretty good. I wanted a smaller unit that I can just use on whatever machine I’m using at any given time. I know the Harbor Freight gets pretty good reviews and I went there with the intention of walking out with one of their small ones but I just couldn’t pull the trigger on it. The motor housing casting looked like a kindergartner made it out of modeling clay. Their larger models looked similar. It just looked horrid from an overall QC standpoint. The Grizzly is light years ahead and actually looks pretty nice. It’s made in Taiwan but looks like a U.S. made piece and that’s worth the few extra dollars to me.

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#9 posted 08-04-2015 12:04 PM

Anyone use the box fan with a filter for their air filtration? Wonder if it’s worth it since it only costs like $30 haha.

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#10 posted 08-04-2015 07:59 PM



Anyone use the box fan with a filter for their air filtration? Wonder if it s worth it since it only costs like $30 haha.

- Gixxerjoe04

If you want to save more money, use fleece instead of a manufactured filter. Cut a few pieces so you can toss them into the laundry for cleaning.

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upinflames

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#11 posted 08-05-2015 12:02 PM

You want to save even more money, skip the Wynn, go get a truck filter, exact same filter for half the cost.

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#12 posted 08-05-2015 01:20 PM

You want to save even more money, skip the Wynn, go get a truck filter, exact same filter for half the cost.

- upinflames

I’ve heard they can be had for as low as $40-50.

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#13 posted 08-05-2015 01:44 PM

I made the mistake (?) of going the Harbor Freight route and then added the Wynn filter, a Oneida Super Dust Deputy cyclone, and then all of the wood / hardware to put everything together. I still have an adequate dust collector but probably could have bought a better unit for a little more money.

If a Dust Collector is for chip collection to minimize cleanup then the Harbor Freight is good. If you are considering a Dust Collector for health protection then consider a larger model.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#14 posted 08-05-2015 02:00 PM

Never heard of the truck filter idea, from the one blog on here I saw and the model he used, the filters were like $60 a piece and you need two so going wynn would probably be worth the little bit extra. I want a dust collector for both keeping my garage clean but mainly for health protection. I’m only 28 and would like to do this for awhile and breathing in fine dust isn’t smart, so I need to quit being stupid haha. I bought 2 box fans to try them since I had a walmart gift card and I have a two car garage and figured two is better than one.

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AZWoody

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#15 posted 08-05-2015 02:27 PM



I made the mistake (?) of going the Harbor Freight route and then added the Wynn filter, a Oneida Super Dust Deputy cyclone, and then all of the wood / hardware to put everything together. I still have an adequate dust collector but probably could have bought a better unit for a little more money.

If a Dust Collector is for chip collection to minimize cleanup then the Harbor Freight is good. If you are considering a Dust Collector for health protection then consider a larger model.

- WoodNSawdust

I did the same thing. I spent a lot of money trying to make things do what they just aren’t capable of. I did the HF/Oneida route and found it can get the chips….and on some machines, even just barely.

I finally had to bite the bullet and spend a considerable sum of money to get something that will actually do the job.

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