Initial impressions of the Grizzly G0572 Hanging Air Filter w/ Remote.

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Review by dbhost posted 09-14-2010 04:25 PM 11543 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For starters, I am not claiming this is an all inclusive review, but rather this is an initial impressions write up for the Grizzly G0572 Hanging Air Filter w/ remote.

I have been watching price tags on these machines for quite some time now, and had considered the smaller Jet, Penn State, Delta, even Harbor Freight models, and had been put off by either the price tag, or the features. The G0572 had the CFM I was looking for, and was on sale for a price tag I was willing to spend. For the summer 2010 sale pricing on the G0572 was at $219.99, after shipping, and oversize fees came in at a $238.00 and change…

My order was placed on August 20, and I was promptly notified of the back order status of the product. I had opted to wait for back ordered items, so wait I did. September 3rd I was notified the item was in stock, and had shipped via UPS, and I was given a tracking number. Using the tracking number, I was able to track its 10 day voyage from Washington state, all the way to my little town in Texas.

When, I found my air filter dutifully waiting at my front door. The box it shipped in was beat up pretty badly, and I was deeply concerned with the condition of the unit. So I promptly unpacked it.

Opening the box revealed 2 things. #1. This is VERY MUCH a Chinese made product, in that it reeks of cosmoline. That’s okay, I actually found none on the item, it just smells like it. From experience I know that smell will dissipate quickly when exposed to air.

The second thing I noted is that the packaging for this machine is incredibly poor. Just a cardboard box, a 3/4” foam block sort of thing around each end of the machine, and some ziplock bags for the small parts. The small parts bags were up against the outlet grate of the machine.

Poorly packaged as it was, and beaten up as the box was, I was astonished to find no dents, or scratches in the machine, or its accessories. The paint finish on the machine is quite good and consistent. The welds were all secure, and the seams appeared to be well sealed.

The outlet grate had a big plastic STOP sign zip tied to it warning of internal foam packaging blocks used to prevent damage during shipment. Sure enough, upon removing the filters, both blocks could easily be seen. The blocks looked as if they were simply chunks of packaging from something else hand torn and jammed in place.

Looking at the internals of the machine, it all appeared to be well built, the secondary filter had a good foam gasket to provide a seal against blowby, so that all the air going through the machine MUST go through the secondary filter.

I opted to mount the unit up high and tight to the ceiling, to get it at the height that Grizzly calls for. This required that I mount it on some sort of mount that was securely fastened to the trusses. No problem. A few 2×4 cutoffs mounted at an angle, and some long screws provided the mounting surface. I had to use the provided S brackets. The S brackets were simple steel pieces with 2 threaded, and 1 unthreaded hole, bent into a sort of S or Z ish shsape. The bends were not exactly square on any of them, and appear to have been hand done with pliers instead of made with a sheet metal brake. HOWEVER, aside from the incredibly poor packaging, this was the only fault I could find with the machine itself. (and the reason for the 4 stars instead of 5).

Lastly, I installed the batteries in the remote, plugged the machine in, and tested to see if it would come on, and go between speeds etc…

Even on the highest speed, moving a LOT of air, this machine is reasonably quiet. I mean any machine moving over 1K CFM of air is going to make some noise, but I was amazed at how little noise it made at full tilt…

I presently have no way of testing particle counts unless somebody in Houston wants to loan me a Dylos counter, then i can perform some testing. However I will say this, IF the filter media is half as good as the MFG claims, then this unit has no choice but to filter out sufficient volumes of air for my garage workshop.

Although the overall dimensions of this machine are bulkier than the other models I had considered, the bottom edge of the unit is still over 7’ off the floor, far enough to keep from bashing my skull in on it, and out of the way of anywhere I will have 8’ stock…

So far I am pleased with the machine, I am however giving the initial review 4 instead of 5 stars due to the very poor job of packaging on this, and the poorly made brackets. As well made as the overall machine appears to be, these 2 flaws stand out like a sore thumb… And while the funky brackets are more of an aesthetic issue than anything else, I strongly encourage Grizzly to improve the packaging of this machine, the fact that mine doesn’t look like it tumbled down the Grand Canyon is from, well take your pick, sheer dumb luck, or miraculous…

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#1 posted 09-14-2010 06:21 PM

Greetings db,

Glad the air cleaner made it there alive, and had no problems…Poor packageing seems to be the norm these days… Like you, I don’t understand that part of it…throw it together, ship it, and out of here…..We all have to take chances when we order things from the ww catalogs, or online….it’s a serious risk, sometimes. but we have no choice when we can’t buy or even look at it or touch it….I prefer that preference….. But I can say this…you’re gonna really like it…I’ve had a JDS- 750 hanging in my shop for over 2 years, and it really pays off to have one…Mine is a 3 speed, has a hr. timer, and like yours, remote controlled…I’d hate to have to get on a ladder everytime to turn it on… But enjoy, and hope it lasts you a long time…...Excellent review….

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#2 posted 09-16-2010 05:13 AM

keep us posted please as to your dissatisfaction or satisfaction with your purchase

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#3 posted 09-16-2010 04:41 PM

Okay here is an update…

I set it in the shop, on top of the outfeed table / main workbench, and tested the timer for 1 hour. It worked exactly as it should have, right at 1 hr it shut off, but what did surprise me was the difference in the smell of the shop. Even before I dedicated it as a woodworking shop, I could always smell dust in there, and I have used the old box fan with allergen filter rig as a air cleaner with limited success, however I can say that the overall “dusty” odor that has always lingered in that shop was GONE. Not sure if it is my nose misbehaving or not, but it did SOMETHING…

As I look at my air cleaner, and its competition, I am curious why Grizzly opted to size the filter / box opening to 19” wide x 14.5” tall. The common dimensions for this type of air filter are 24” wide x 12” tall. I do not know if there is an air flow difference or what, but I do have concerns with filters. I need to contact Wynn to see if they can help me out with a washable primary filter. Not sure if there is such a beast, but if there is, they will have it…

I have looked into the replacement primary filter issue. A LOT of users of the other brand filters complain about the cost of replacement filters. Most recently seen a fellow complaining about the $30.00 price tag on the primary filter for his Delta. The Grizzly replacement primary filter runs $9.95 + S&H. If you buy them in quantity, your shipping is less of an impact. For half a dozen filters shipped they run for $71 and change… That is a LOT less than I pay for house air filters!

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#4 posted 10-04-2010 08:05 PM

Another update…

After a couple of weeks with this air filter, which has seen VERY little use due to my back problems… I have at least had an opportunity to check it out while doing some light shop cleanup as I managed to dump my dust bin on the floor, and created a huge dust cloud in the shop…

The items noted.

The good..

#1. It appeared to clean the air very quickly in my shop. #2. Operation was exactly as I expected, no surprises. Except…

The bad…

#1. The remote, like the one for the air conditioner, operates VERY line of sight, and the panel is pointed AWAY from the man-door in my shop. Meaning I have to walk under the filter, turn around, THEN use the remote. This is both good and bad. Bad that I cannot turn it on as I enter the shop, good that I can turn it on as I leave the shop after making a mess…

Aftermarket filters seem to be non existent for this machine, but the pricing of the OEM filters is right in line with what an inexpensive aftermarket HVAC filter with lower filtration rating would cost for the 12×24 filter equipped models… However Grizzly’s shipping is a bit nasty. If you are going to get one of these, order replacement filters in bulk so you don’t get clobbered by shipping so often…

This unit is stunningly quiet even at full tilt. While it is not silent, it is a fair cry quieter than the Jet and Delta filters friends of mine own. But I MORE than make up for that with my LOUD table saw!

Knowing what I know about this unit, and others in its class, even with some momentary doubt and concern I should have bought the Jet, I am now VERY happy I got the Grizzly instead. Only time will tell if I remain this happy with it, but it looks pretty good so far!

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#5 posted 11-10-2010 08:34 PM

Another update as I believe there are folks watching this thread with some interest. I have now had this filter in my shop for a little over 5 weeks now. Most of that time has been setting up the plumbing for dust collection, and clean up. Which includes removing old, broken bags of concrete, and sweeping up an enormous amount of non wood dust. The stuff gets in the air and is nasty. I have been able to kick this thing on, and within a half hour the air in there is livable again…

Replacement primary filters have been on my mind, and I figure that I will do what I do for HVAC filters, and buy them a half dozen at a time. It’s a pity I have to get them from Grizzly, mostly due to the whole shipping thing… I would think somebody would offer a replacement filter for these things… I would be happier if I could just run in to a store somewhere, get what I needed, then run out.

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#6 posted 05-17-2011 05:29 PM

Yep, another update.

I have owned and used this unit now for a little over 7 months. And for the few bad points, the good points have radically outweighed the bad…

In my shop cleanup I very quickly jammed the original paper filter full of wood, and concrete dust, but very little made it through to the secondary filter. A call to Penn State Industries got washable primary filters on their way to me, and I have been running on those ever since with no regrets.

My miter saw dust collection is entirely forgettable. Even though I have “improved” it by attaching to my shop vac / Thien rig, it still vomits dust into the air at an alarming rate. I simply run my filter while doing the cutting (and wearing a respirator), wait 5 to 10 minutes, and the air is breathable again. While I don’t have a particle counter, if scent is a good indicator, the air in my shop is MUCH cleaner than the air outside is these days, ESPECIALLY during this drought we are going through here in TX…

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#7 posted 06-20-2012 05:37 PM

You guessed it, yet another update…

I have owned this thing now for going on 2 years without a hitch. I have had to wash the internal sock filter once, and swap / wash the added PSI filters twice. Thus far it has exceeded my expectations. The height from the ceiling is not a problem, however proximity to my lumber rack means I have to be very careful with loading up the rack. I was concerned about the depth of this unit when I bought it, and it really no big deal…

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#8 posted 08-22-2012 03:56 AM

Thanks for your review and updates, dbhost!! I like your installation; it’s very professional. The unit is a nice color.

I am considering this for my basement shop. The only issue for me is that my ceiling is only 7 1/2 feet tall. This means that since I am about 5’-11”, by head will skim the bottom of this thing when walking under it. Other than potentially hitting my head, do you see any performance issues with installing this on a ceiling so low?

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#9 posted 08-22-2012 04:33 AM

Optimal mount height per the manual is 7’ from floor to the bottom of the unit. I doubt given your space you couldn’t do any better… You may want to fix some foam padding to the bottom edges to protect your noggin.

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#10 posted 01-03-2014 03:18 PM

Longer term update. The cleaner has been up, and in use for I guess a year and a half now or so… My shop has been a disaster, and most of the dust it is dealing with is drywall dust as I am remodeling the shop. It does a great job of cleaning the air, fast. However, I am finding that I REALLY hate the remote control of this thing. Most remotes have an on / off button as a single button. This has an off button, then an on / speed selector button, then a timer selector button. I typically forget about that, and get mad when it doesn’t come on when I hit the red button (off only function). This is pure and simple stupid design not taking the user into account.

I am still using the Penn State filters in it, they clean relatively easily, and work great..

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#11 posted 09-18-2014 06:28 AM

Thank you for the in-depth and up to date review. The Amazon reviewers are tearing this thing apart over vibration issues, but its good to read a professional review. You made no mention of vibration problems so I assume you have had none.
Can you link me to your source of the washable filters? I have no experience with such things.
Regarding your consternation over the remote. You might consider getting an IR repeater. These are common for home entertainment systems and relatively cheap. I don’t see this being a concern for me.
I am concerned about the noise level. Are you able to work in comfort in your shop with this thing running on low and wearing no ear protection? You wouldn’t happen to know the decibel rating would you (I use my smartphone to measure it)?
Thanks for the help and advice.

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#12 posted 09-19-2014 03:00 PM


The internal filter from Grizzly is washable. The external filter came from Penn State Industries. They are the AC1000-PF2

The noise level isn’t huge, but its not silent either. I don’t find it at all distracting. It’s just a big air handler fan blowing.

No vibration problems at all with mine. Been very happy with it.

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#13 posted 11-13-2014 08:36 PM

Thanks for keeping this post alive. I appreciate the long view of a product in use, in the real world.

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#14 posted 05-05-2017 04:19 PM

Thanks for the great information. It’s great to know that this filter stood up over time.

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#15 posted 05-05-2017 04:47 PM

We are going on 7 years with mine. I finally have some rattle / vibration at low speed. Nothing concerning though. Noise level still pretty low. I need to measure it, just been too lazy to to so…

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