My Review of the Grizzly G0532 Dry Spray Booth

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Review by kennymac posted 07-03-2016 10:24 PM 5941 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
My Review of the Grizzly G0532 Dry Spray Booth My Review of the Grizzly G0532 Dry Spray Booth My Review of the Grizzly G0532 Dry Spray Booth Click the pictures to enlarge them

Note, I have edited this review to add more information.

Hi Everyone,
Here’s another stab at a tool review, I seem to remember doing one once before. Still fairly new to woodworking, I’ve been at it for about a year and a half now. I’m amassing some nice tools along the way, and lately I’ve started to delve into spray finishes. I recently bought an Earlex 5500 HVLP spray system and I knew I was going to need a spray booth for the fumes. I got incredibly lucky by finding a Grizzly dry spray booth on craigslist about 30 minutes from my house; seemed like it was meant to be. So I picked it up last week and that’s how I got to now.

First comment: I’ve heard mostly mixed to bad reviews of both Grizzly’s quality and customer service so for the most part I’ve stayed away from their products. The G0532 and the G0533 were discontinued a few years ago, and as I was deciding on whether to get it or not that seemed like that wasn’t a great sign. Never the less I pulled the trigger and in my garage it sits.

Fit and finish: The spray booth was fully assembled, but sitting on the original shipping pallet. The previous owner told me it had never been used, and the electrical box appeared to support that. Everything appears to be in good working order, all parts are in place and the motor (2HP Baldor) works and sounds fine. I had to install a power chord which was easy. I will say that the green powder coat that Grizzly paints their products is peeling off many of the surfaces, which I am considering a negative. Otherwise it looks great.

Operation: Like I said I had to install a power chord, and I wired it for 220VAC operation. I have a wireless remote adaptor from woodcraft and I’ve been plugging the spray booth into that. Grizzly boasts 1250 CFM, and I will say it seems to pull that air without any problem. The filters were already installed when I got it and they appear to be pretty fresh. I can order replacements, which I plan to do soon. You can see from the pictures I installed a 10” 90 degree elbow on the output and have it connected to a 10” flex foil duct. That in turn is mounted to a window plate that I fabricated out of 1/2” plywood. Works great. The dry spray booth came with a manometer for determining how clogged the filters are, from what I can guess it measures the amount of pressure there is after the two stages of filtration and prior to the impeller. It seems like a simple system but it does need to be calibrated with fresh filters. I installed the red colored oil but I have not calibrated it yet. Once I order fresh filters I will do that.

Noise: The noise it produces is less than what my Jet dust collector does, and next to the Earlex turbine this dry spray booth almost seems silent. I was wearing a pair of ear defenders while shooting yesterday and I had no issues with noise.

Bottom Line: It’s worth every penny I paid! I am very happy with the operation and function of the spray booth. It does exactly what I hoped it would do, vent fumes safely. I am in the middle of shooting shellac and with the spray booth running you can’t smell a thing. It vents the fumes out the side window of my garage and the whole thing breaks down and wheels into the corner when I am done. I couldn’t be more pleased with the way this turned out. So the peeling green powder coat paint job aside I am considering this tool an excellent solution for spray finishing. I’m taking one star off for the peeling paint job.

Hope this is helpful, there aren’t many reviews of the G0532 on line (okay none that i could find). If anything changes I will update my review.


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#1 posted 07-05-2016 02:25 AM

i dont think they make these any longer , good review

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#2 posted 07-05-2016 05:36 PM

Nice Surly!

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#3 posted 07-05-2016 07:13 PM

Nice Surly!

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Thanks! Funny you mention it, I’m heading out tomorrow with 4 friends to ride Pitt > Wash D.C., the GAP trail and C & O trail. We’re jamming 5 days of riding into a 9 day trip, taking a few days in Ohiopyle to either drink beer and raft or just drink beer. I just got that front bag mounted about an hour before I started shooting shellac, I’m pretty excited to get on the trip.

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#4 posted 01-13-2018 06:03 PM

So thought I would update this review slightly as I’ve had a chance to use the spray booth quite a bit since I first wrote the review. I’m thinking this should be rated 5 stars as I couldn’t really care if the finish on the spray booth is peeling here and there, this thing is a life saver!

Been a while since I’ve been on this board, and a lot has changed. We moved from NJ to FL which is a lot more daunting of a task than I first imagined. Luckily the house we bought has an 1800 square foot garage that is my private domain, my man cave if you will. So I am beginning to build shop cabinets and benches to fill out the space. Latest project is an outfeed table ala the WoodWhisperer. I’m fitting the area below with 4 drawers and I decided to practice my hand cut dovetails while I was at it. Drawers are done, it’s time to apply some finish. Enter the dry spray booth.

I’m toying with the idea of building some semi permanent walls to create a spray booth but as I wanted to knock this out I just erected the PVC and plastic walled temporary booth and away i went. The exhaust is heading out the window, but I plan to make a hard ducted exhaust above the cement block walls through the area below the roof line. Anyway I sprayed shellac on all the drawers and bottoms, knocking out a job that would have taken me many days to do by hand. The fumes were non existent, I just love how convenient this booth is. I plugged the Grizzly booth to a 240VAC wireless remote and it’s easy peasey.

So if you have the space and happen to find one of these don’t hesitate to get yourself one. They break down to a fairly manageable size once you are done, mine can be stored in the corner once I break it down.

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