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conwaydog

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2364 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: sawdust sawdust systems

I’m looking for a little gray hair on this one. I am looking at the 2hp shopfox and the 2hp grizzley sawdust collectors. Is anyone using any of the machines and what do they think about them. Also, is it possible to add duct to the bag and vent to the exterior to create better air flow and would that help reduce the interior dust understanding there will be dust blowing around on the outside.


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#1 posted 2364 days ago

I use the Grizzly and have had no problems and would buy it again if I was in the market. I’m not tied into dust collections piping yet bug have run 2 tools off it with 4” hoses without problems. Are you talking about pumping everything into the air outside or just the top bag air filter side. I don’t know of any reason why you could not duct it out side as long as you are still filtering the air before it is released. If I was your neighbor and you were covering everything I have outside with dust, I’d be a little upset.

-- DaveH - Boise, Idaho - “How hard can it be? It's only wood!”

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#2 posted 2364 days ago

Check out the bags before buying. Make sure the bags are 1 micron, not 30 micron. I believe that Grizzly has switched to all 1 micron filters. The smaller micron bags help to increase airflow while also reducing particulates that will stay in your lungs. I have a Craftsman, (I won’t be buying any more Craftsman products), which has a top and bottom bag that are both 30 microns. I’m getting ready to order replacement 1 micron bags from American Fabric Filter.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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