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Forum topic by juicegoose posted 08-17-2010 01:50 PM 3177 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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juicegoose

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08-17-2010 01:50 PM

This is kind of a carry over from my previous post on the Delta 50-760.

I have done some more searching and narrowed down my choices to between these two.

I’m working out of a two and a half car garage and mobilty/maximum cfm are the two legs of the triangle I’m most concerned with. I want this collector to be as mobile as possible and there will be times when I’ll have some 5-10 foot lengths o flex so cfm drop due to turbulance is a biggie. Additionally I might eventually pipe in some hard ducting and so keep the cfm as high as possible is again a must. I looked into the HF dust collector and although I agree it’s a great deal for roughly the same price I can pick up the Grizzly model I call out below and have all the features of the grizzly plus some.

So I’ve narrowed down my choices to the delta 50-760

Grizzly G0703
http://www.grizzly.com/products/Cyclone-D-C-1-1-2-HP-2-Stage/G0703

or the Grizzly G0548z
http://www.grizzly.com/products/2HP-Canister-Dust-Collector/G0548Z

I’m really leaning toward the Grizzly G0548Z for it’s cost to high cfm rating. The Cyclone I threw in there for comparision but I simply don’t think it would be able to keep up with the suction of the other two collectors.

As always any and all advice is greatly appreciated


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Steve Peterson

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#1 posted 08-17-2010 06:28 PM

The cyclone vs a canister is kinda like the tortise and the hare. The canisters start out with a really high cfm rating, but the filter will quickly start to clog up and choke off the air supply. Meanwhile the cyclone will keep chugging along at 775 cfm.

-- Steve

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#2 posted 08-17-2010 07:09 PM

Ya Thats why I’ve got the cyclone in the mix. I think if i build a preseperator that it will help alot though.

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#3 posted 08-17-2010 11:47 PM

Oneida makes some really nifty “portable” cyclones. I’m looking into one myself. There web-site has all the details. Not affiliated with them, just considering one myself. HTH

-- The older I get the faster I was.

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#4 posted 08-18-2010 12:47 AM

Steve is right
I have the Grizzly G0583Z, the canister will clog up.
Get a cyclone connected to it. Or else you will be vacuuming the canister all day.

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#5 posted 08-18-2010 01:40 AM

A canister unit with a trash can pre separtor works pretty well for me, and my canister unit was rated for less than the Grizzly canister unit.

Think mine is 1250 cfm, and I had some suction loss when I added the pre-separator, but it does fine with the TS, miter saw, jointer, and planer. My runs are fairly short prbbably around 10ft. max to each machine.

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#6 posted 08-18-2010 03:37 AM

So is the general thought to get a cyclone at least as powerful in cfm rating as a equally rated single stage collector?

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#7 posted 08-18-2010 06:35 AM

I have JDS unit with the one micron canister. It is connected to a band saw, cabinet saw, disk sander, dove tail scoop, planer, a floor sweep and spindle sander. All with gates. Yes, the canister gets loaded, but spinning the internal flapper knocks most of the debris down to the bag. I spin it at the end of the day, every day. No problems, no complaints. Best advice: buy a remote start switch, regardless of what brand or type collector you end-up with. The next collector i buy will be a Oneida with switched gates.

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