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b2rtch

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561 days ago

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This morning in my local classified there is this 5HP Clear View cyclone complete with two HEPA filters and hoses for $750.00.
I think that 5HP is just too big from my shop.
As most of you know I have been looking at cyclones quite seriously lately.
This still is quite bit of money.
I am hesitating investing still more money in my hobby but this seems to be a good deal.
The seller has to move out of his shop and he sales all his equipment.
What do you think?

-- Bert


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Paul Stoops

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#1 posted 561 days ago

Wow! I would jump on that deal in a heartbeat if you have room for it. I would guess that price is less than half what a new one would cost with the filters. I had a ClearVue in my previous shop. It is a super DC and does a magnificent job of collecting fine dust. They recommend running the motor on a 30A, 240VAC circuit, but I ran mine on a dedicated 20A, 240VAC circuit. However, due to the high initial starting current surge I had to start the cyclone before I started my cabinet saw. I regretted leaving the cyclone behind when I moved, but I don’t have enough headroom for it in my new tiny shop. The ClearVue folks are wonderful to deal with and will be more than happy to answer any questions for you. I have met them in person, as the current owners are located here in the Seattle, WA area. Our woodworking association is planning to visit their facility soon.

Cyclones are noisy, so I would recommend putting it in a closet with sound deadening insulation (I used rockwool insulation in mine. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

I don’t recall having read any negative reviews about the ClearVue cyclones.

-- Paul, Auburn, WA

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ClayandNancy

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#2 posted 561 days ago

That’s a great price. I found mine thru ebay at $650 but I had to Pick it up in Chicago. I live East of Cleveland, nice ride for the wife and I, got to try that Chicago pizza WOW. Anyway, just make sure all the MDF pieces are not distorted. If they are their not hard to remake. Love mine sucks the chrome off a bumper hitch. Here’s some pics of when I first got it installed.

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b2rtch

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#3 posted 561 days ago

Yes, the price is right but I believe that it is too big for my needs, a 3HP would be plenty.

-- Bert

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 561 days ago

this is one of those cases where bigger is better. I would jump on that before it’s gone.

let me ask you this – what would be a better alternative ? getting a 3HP for more $$ with less suction?

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

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Grandpa

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#5 posted 561 days ago

I don’t think it is physically any larger than some of the 2 or 3 hp models sold by Grizzly. I bought this unit and it is $1000 off the new price…...depending on what he got with it. I have a remove control and some fittings, a power system for the motor. You need that stuff also. I would be all over that if I were in your location.

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b2rtch

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#6 posted 561 days ago

I just called the seller to tell him that I shall buy it.

-- Bert

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 561 days ago

You will be incredibly happy with that unit…had it been near me it would not have lasted long at all, I’d be after it in a heartbeat. The one thing you will need is a 30A/240V circuit, but it will solve your dust problems.

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

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b2rtch

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#8 posted 561 days ago

I already have the circuit installed and ready to go.
Last year I built a lean against roof all around my shop to get more storage.
I shall install the dust DC under the roof, outside my shop and I shall build walls around it to isolate the noise for the neighbors.

-- Bert

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Natalie

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#9 posted 561 days ago

Good choice Bert! I am thinking that you have other priorities for your money other that sinking it into a hobby at this point in your life, however, there are a few essentials for woodworking that will help you live to an age when kids are grown and you have more time and cash to spend in a shop, A good DC system is one of them.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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Shawn Masterson

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#10 posted 561 days ago

how could go wrong. check out this video of the power.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFPtC3kfmeg&feature=player_embedded

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ClayandNancy

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#11 posted 561 days ago

You won’t be dissatisfied. Enjoy

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woodsmithshop

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#12 posted 560 days ago

glad to hear that you are buying it, I paid more than double what you are, don’t worry about the 5 hp over the 3hp, you will be glad you got it.

-- Smitty!!!

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Fred Hargis

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#13 posted 560 days ago

Bert, ask the guy if he has any duct work that he might sell, maybe you can save some money on it as well.

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

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b2rtch

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#14 posted 560 days ago

Fred ,he has about 20’ x 6” hose which comes with it.

-- Bert

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Underdog

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#15 posted 560 days ago

5 hp is what is recommended for that size cyclone. It’s NOT too big for your shop. The idea behind this cyclone is that its low profile will fit in almost any shop.

I think you made the right choice. That’s a heck of a price especially if you get 20’ of hose with it…

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