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129 days ago

This past Christmas I got several Grizzly gift cards from everyone (Grizzly is 20 minutes from my house). I was going to get a jointer but I am going to opt for a used Northfield instead. So I think I am going to upgrade my dust collection. I was leaning towards a Clearvue cyclone but since I have the money to Grizzly I have been looking at their cyclones. Does anyone have experience with Grizzly cyclones? How is the quality? My shop is 24’ x 36’ so I was leaning towards the 2 or 3 HP cyclone. I would run duct work to each machine with blast gates so some might be as far away as 30’ from the cyclone.

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Zach


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#1 posted 129 days ago

I set up my new retirement workshop last summer, and as part of it, purchased the Grizzly G0441 3hp DC. So far must say that I’m totally happy with it. I ran a 6” main down each side of my shop, with 4” drops for each machine. You have the choice of mounting it to the wall or in a free standing stand. I chose the stand. Be advised that this particular beast is 9 feet tall when assembled, so overhead space is definitely a concern. Does a great job of keeping my machines and lungs clean. At this point I would give it two thumbs up. Hope this is helpful.

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#2 posted 129 days ago

fuzzface
If I went without the stand and mounted it to the wall do you think I could fit it in an 8’ tall space?

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#3 posted 129 days ago

Unfortunately, no. Either way you have the collection drum under the cyclone. I thought the stand would be easier, and also allow me to move the DC after assembly if needed. Also, bolting to the wall can send more noise throughout the house…..not good for domestic bliss. My shop is rectangular, and the furthest machines from the DC are about 30’ away, just like yours, and suckage at that distance is more than adequate. I did however put the biggest sawdust producers closest to the DC [table saw, jointer, thickness planer].

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