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Bsigns

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726 days ago

Hi

Need a good dust collector system would this combo work well.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/2HP-Canister-Dust-Collector-with-Aluminum-Impeller-Polar-Bear-Series/G0548ZP
and add this 2-Stage-Cyclone-Separator on.
http://www.grizzly.com/products/30-Gallon-Dust-Collection-2-Stage-Cyclone-Separator/G3376

This would cost less and seems like it would be more power full at 2hp and 1700 CFM

VS buying the
http://www.grizzly.com/products/1-1-2-HP-Cyclone-Dust-Collector-Polar-Bear-Series-/G0703P

774 cfm system

What do you think??

Thanks

-- Ed Branson MO http://bransoncedarsigns.com


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 726 days ago

I just saw a 2HP grizzly dust collector sell on CL last month for $125 (asking price), sans the separator. Don’t know if it was the same model but it looked brand new and came with extra bags. There are a few other dust collectors listed right now in my area, including a shop fox for $175 and a Penn State Ind. 2HP collector with HD remote switching system for $150, both listed as being in excellent condition with little use. I’m sure the ones you are looking at would be more than adequate, but if it were me, I’d buy a gently used one and save the cash for other stuff :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 726 days ago

Such a collector would serve you well, but I would skip the trash can separator. To get the most air movement from the DC, you’ll want to run 6” lines to everything possible….that separator limits you to 4”. So building your own Thein separator, and setting it up with 6” inlets/outlets would serve you much better (IMHO).

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, we sent 'em to Washington.

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Jerry

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#3 posted 726 days ago

with regards to DC I think that is the most important aspect to your shop since it directly relates to reducing dust you have to breathe into your lungs. My idea is to buy as much DC as your budget would allow for this current time. Study www.billpentz.com thoroughly and attempt to upgrade to the specs he lays out on his page down the road as your budget increases.

That is what I have done. I bought a DC that I could afford, a small DC is better then none, then as the opportunity presented itself I was able to upgrade to a 5 hp cyclone with Leeson motor. But for the past 3 years I made do with a Grizzly 2 hp similar to the one you listed.

Fred makes a good point with trying to use 6” duct. I would definitely want to use a separator in order to avoid having wood chunks making to the dust collector.

I am not sure about the 1 1/2 hp cyclone. I have no experience with that unit but I would think the motor is undersized.

My best advice would be to read www.billpentz.com site and utilize his information as much as possible.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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toolie

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#4 posted 724 days ago

skip the cyclone you mentioned. get the 1200cfm grizz and add a thein baffle or a proxy for a jet type cone and the performance of your DC will improve dramatically. an old frying pan and a piece of metal will seve as a good proxy for a baffle and deacrease the amount of material sent to the filter:

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/40189

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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