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Forum topic by Scomel Basses posted 494 days ago 952 views 1 time favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Scomel Basses

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494 days ago

I’m getting ready to buy an air filtration system and am looking at either the Grizzly G9956 or the Jet AFS1000B. Just going by the specs, the Grizzly reads better and is made in Taiwan, don’t know where the Jet is made. I know specs aren’t everything. Anybody have any opinions on these two machines? I have a 10% off for the Grizzly which makes it less than the Jet by about $70 or so. Thanks for your help!


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kdc68

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#1 posted 494 days ago

I was curious about the Jet. I looked it up. Here’s a link from Amazon. It lists as $369.99 as a sale price with free shipping unlike the $50.00 Grizzly’s freight charge

http://www.amazon.com/708620B-AFS-1000B-Filtration-Electrostatic-Pre-Filter/dp/B00004R9LO

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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Scomel Basses

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#2 posted 494 days ago

Yes, but with 10% off the Grizzly is $332 shipped. I would buy the Jet locally.

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#3 posted 494 days ago

Scomel ...My bad…I didn’t fiqure in 10% off….I just purchased a Grizzly G0738 with a coupon as well, so I should have known to discount your choice by 10%. I researched Jet too, I just didn’t remember seeing that model number. Good luck with your decision

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SamuraiSaw

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#4 posted 494 days ago

I tried to buy the Jet from Amazon a few months back. In fact, I got 3 of them because every one they sent me was damaged. The damage ranged from a bent corner to one virtually crushed. I gave up and bought the Rockler version (which is no longer sold). I believe its identical to the Jet.

The one I have works great. I’m amazed at how much residual dust this thing picks up.

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kdc68

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#5 posted 494 days ago

Samurai ... I ordered mine earlier this week (Grizzly) and it comes tomorrow via UPS, hopefully undamaged... Looking forward to some cleaner air in my little workshop

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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SamuraiSaw

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#6 posted 494 days ago

I think my UPS guys have a competition to see how badly they can screw up packages.

Hopefully Grizzly does a better job of packaging, Jet’s packaging was terrible!

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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RetiredCoastie

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#7 posted 494 days ago

Why not build your own air filter. You can build one a lot cheaper and just as good as a name brand filter.

I built my own: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/23971

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Scomel Basses

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#8 posted 494 days ago

I’ve thought about it but was concerned about finding the blower. I’ll check with some HVAC places tomorrow and see about a total price for the build. I guess is I can get the blower for a reasonable price it would not be difficult. An air filter does not seem very high tech.

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RetiredCoastie

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#9 posted 494 days ago

If you have someone that services your HVAC they usually have used blowers. I got mine for free, I just had to remove the blower from an old furnace he removed for a house re-hab. Good luck with the search and If I can help with the build let me know!

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Scomel Basses

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#10 posted 493 days ago

Looked around all day for a blower but couldn’t find any. Has anyone taken a standard ventilation fan, connected a duct to it and vented through a vent in the side of your garage to the outside?

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Jim Finn

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#11 posted 493 days ago

by “standard Ventilation fan” do you mean a propeller fan? squirrel cage fans like in a furnace, move a lot more air and are quieter.

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#12 posted 493 days ago

Before doing anything if you haven’t already have a read over at billpentz.com. It changed completely how I was looking at dust control.

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Scomel Basses

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#13 posted 493 days ago

I would love to build this thing but can’t find a blower. Anybody have any other options?

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#14 posted 493 days ago

Keep looking you never no…I think if one were to buy an air filtration unit I would want to have filters that are common size and could purchase at the local store without having to go through the manufacture of the unit…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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Scomel Basses

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#15 posted 493 days ago

From what I’ve read, you can use common sized filters for either the Jet or the Grizzly which is one reason I’m considering these. I have a couple more places to look and will hopefully find one.

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