Grizzly or Wood River air cleaner question

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Forum topic by NH_Hermit posted 11-25-2012 01:16 AM 4143 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-25-2012 01:16 AM

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I need an air filter for my small shop (16’x20’x7’) and was about to get the Grizzly G0738 for $199 plus shipping, but I just received a flyer from my local Wood Craft store with a Wood River 3-speed cleaner for $250 on sale from $300. The Wood River is much stronger and has the same db rating (noise level is an important issue with me), but I have never heard of this brand before. What has been your experience with this brand?

-- John from Hampstead

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#1 posted 11-25-2012 01:30 AM

John—Wood River is WoodCraft’s house brand. Don’t know anything about this particular product, but I’ve never had an issue with anything I have ever bought from WoodCraft.

FWIW, a month ago, I got a Rikon 61-200 Air Filtration system on sale at WoodCraft for $269. It looks like the Rikon is just as powerful, has the same features as the others, and is in a smaller cabinet (not as tall as the Wood River). Depending on the height of your ceiling (assuming you are going to hang it) that could be a factor.

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#2 posted 11-25-2012 01:31 AM

all these mfg. are selling the same products with a different painjob on them. WR has been in the market as the WC own brand and have been getting better with their products. I’d check what the warranty/return policy on that one and if its decent go with the more powerful unit. consider the fact that if there are no major issues with the unit within the first few hours of operation (motor runs smooth, no strange noises from bearings/pulleys) then there isn’t much that can go wrong with it further down the road.

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#3 posted 11-25-2012 01:40 AM

I am not familiar with these brands but as PurpLev stated, most are pretty much the same. A couple of things I looked at when I got mine was: variable speed, timer, remote control FOB, and availability of a washable filter. I have the Jet air cleaner that can use a washable outer filter. The filter was pricey but has paid off in a hurry.

-- Jim, SE Tennessee, "Don't spare the kindling Dear, we have plenty"

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