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Forum topic by ClayandNancy posted 12-10-2010 07:23 AM 805 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ClayandNancy

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12-10-2010 07:23 AM

I have a chance at a Grizzly 3 HP DC, it is the one with 2 upper and 2 lower bags. I would add the Wynn filters to it. Anyone have any experience with this model?


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#1 posted 12-10-2010 04:49 PM

I see you mention the Wynn Filters, so i’m guessing you’ve read Bill Pentz?
billpentz.com/woodworking/cyclone/index.cfm

If so, he recommends at least a 5HP motor coupled with a 16in impeller for 800CFM at the tool to collect all the fine dust…

-- if you can't light a $100 bill on fire and watch it burn, you're in the wrong hobby.

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#2 posted 12-10-2010 04:56 PM

This is not a cyclone, but I am going to make the Thien separator to put in front of this DC. Just wondered if anyone had experience with this DC before I fork over $250.

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#3 posted 12-10-2010 05:23 PM

Hey Charlie, I’m taking your advice that you gave me on the Phil Thien forum. I’ve been looking at this 3HP unit at reseller for over a month. They originally wanted more than what a new unit would cost but have recently come down to $250. If this will work with a 6” permanent system I’ll nab it. Do you think going up to 8’ with the pipe and then branching off a trunk line to all the different tools would be OK.

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#4 posted 12-10-2010 05:34 PM

I ran a 20 amp 220 circuit 12 gauge wire to where a Grizzly 2HP was hopefully going but I’m unemployed so that dream didn’t happen. I believe this unit needs a 30 amp circuit, so I will have to run a 10 gauge wire to that spot. I’ll reroute the 20 amp for something else. Thanks for your help.

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#5 posted 12-10-2010 05:37 PM

dont forget that with 2 upper filters you’ll need 2 replacement Wynn filters which will jack the price up considerably which might put the final price so that it could be just worth getting a new cyclone from Grizzly.

I’m not sure what the final numbers are -but my point is you might want to run all those numbers now and see what you get before investing time money and frustration going the lesser path.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 12-10-2010 06:00 PM

PurpLev The Wynns are $100 a piece and $150 for the polyester spun. You do make a point, the same DC with the filters isn’t that much more and they have the flapper. The other thing is I could wait to get the filters when I have money later on. Charlie see what you mean, probably need a 55 gal drum to use for a separator. I do have some space I could sacrifice and I have 12” ceilings so lifting it up wouldn’t be a problem.

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