Question about Grizzly dust collector on Craigslist

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Blog entry by Furnitude posted 11-11-2016 08:39 PM 1717 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m interested in buying a Grizzly 1.5hp dust collector (Model G1028Z2) on Craigslist. The price is great – over 50% off. I haven’t been to see it yet. The guy sent photos including the attached. The metal appears to be bent, possibly from shipping damage as the guy says he’s never used it. If you have this collector or one like it, do you think this bit of damage would prohibit it from performing well? Also, since it was bent one way, i’ll bet it could be carefully bent back the other way. There’s some chipped/cracked paint elsewhere on the collector but overall it appears to be in fine working shape. I’d appreciate any insights.

-- Mitch, Also blog at

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#1 posted 11-11-2016 09:29 PM

I just bought Grizzly's 1hp DC last week (the intake looks identical to yours). It’s hard to tell from the picture how bad the damage is, but I would think you’d be just fine. As long as you can fit your hose over the bent intake flange, you should be OK.

Also, I would guess you could just bend it back if you need to. It’s heavy sheet metal so it should easily bend. It sounds like you’re getting yourself a good deal! I’d buy it….

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#2 posted 11-11-2016 09:35 PM

There is a gasket under the shroud, and as the screws are torqued down it will distort the metal a bit … has no effect on the operation of the unit.
50% off the list price? and no shipping? ... You are questioning this purchase ??? If you weren’t 2000 miles away I’d be there in a heart beat.
Good luck

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 11-11-2016 09:52 PM

Thanks, guys. Yeah, it seems like a good deal. The real coup about this is that I’m going to buy a replacement 1 micron canister filter. I spoke with Grizzly product support and they confirmed that the canister will fit this collector. So i’ll basically have the machine and a 1 micron canister for about $420. I don’t know why they don’t offer a 1.5 hp single stage with a 1 micron canister. I was about to pull the trigger on their 1 hp with the 1 micron canister for $345 + $79 shipping which comes to $424. Can’t wait to get it. Thanks again.

-- Mitch, Also blog at

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#4 posted 11-13-2016 06:57 PM

So the Craigslist guy flaked out on me. That leaves me with a question I’ll put to Grizzly when I call them tomorrow. They offer a 2HP single stage collector with a 1 micron canister for $425. They offer a 1 HP single stage collector with a 1 micron canister for $345. However, they don’t offer a 1.5HP single stage with a 1 micron canister. To buy a 1.5 collector and buy separately a 1 micron canister would cost $544. Doesn’t make sense. I’m going to ask them if they are able to configure one for me that fits in the middle. $385 would fit just right.

-- Mitch, Also blog at

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#5 posted 11-13-2016 07:10 PM

More HP is never bad, especially if you place more restriction on flow with the 1 mocron bag. I would buy the two HP unit abd not worry about the 1.5HP. We had a 2HP Grizzly 1029 (?). Used it with a Thein seperator until we replaced it with a Clear Vue. The 2HP was adequate for one tool at a time.

-- Darren... Hmmmm, I got nothin.

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#6 posted 11-13-2016 07:19 PM

Problem is I’m not wired for 220. Consulted with an electrician and because of our quirky set-up, it would be prohibitively expensive. Hoping a 1.5HP will work out.

-- Mitch, Also blog at

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