|Forum topic by Jim||posted 03-27-2014 08:21 PM||8274 views||1 time favorited||19 replies|
03-27-2014 08:21 PM
So I’m looking at some DC units. I’ve heard (surprisingly) great things about the Harbor Freight 2 HP freestanding DC unit.
People on youtube etc have shown some really cool ways to make it work for them, including mounting it to a wall and utilizing a 2 stage system with a Thein cyclone.
I did just find this new white Grizzley 1 HP model though. Its less CFm and less HP, but it’s already a wall unit, and from the VERY little that I know about Grizzley, I assume it’s a better brand / quality than HF?
So assuming the HF unit runs as well as the Griz it may be a more powerful and better bet. They are a similar price, though the HF might be less if I find some coupons.
What do you all think? The griz brand has more replacement parts and accessories, which is one complaint I hear a lot about HF stuff regardless of how well they work.
FYI I am planning on doing the 2 stage system with a brute can and a thein cyclone. Also, I only have a small shop (1 table saw, router table, 13” planer, miter saw) and do light projects / furniture, it’s a hobby)
Thanks guys. Anything helps.
-- Jim from Rivertown Woodcraft | Grand Rapids, MI | www.YouTube.com/user/RivertownWoodcraft