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Forum topic by PatrickIrish posted 04-24-2019 07:42 PM 928 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-24-2019 07:42 PM

I need to order a cyclone separator soon and cannot decide which one.

A Clearvu is out because it’s $450 plus shipping.

A dust deputy XL will be just under $300 shipped, 6” inlet and outlet. It’s actually a little bigger than 6” and I heard can be hard to find pipe to fit.

The ebay cyclone looks nice in steel and is also 6” all around . $240 shipped

Others are buying the Grizzly cyclone from the Grizzly G0703P, it’s about $200 shipped. Looks to be 6” too.

My DC is a 2hp grizzly 220v. Not sure on impeller size. Will only be using it on a single tool at a time and plan to have short runs in a 2 car garage. Oh and using 6” pipe too.

Any benefits of either?


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coxhaus

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#1 posted 04-25-2019 05:40 PM

I am interested in this thread.

I have a Super Dust Deputy metal I bought back when they were cheaper a few years ago. I think it is good for up to 3 HP. I looked at the Super Dust Deputy XL but it has a minimum CFM of 850. I have a Cincinnati Fan DC 2hp baldor motor.

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#2 posted 04-25-2019 07:33 PM

I would think your 2hp Grizzly (with a 13” impeller – probably 12 7/8”) would support a 6” in/out cyclone. Especially if you limit the length of your main run and tool drops. Remember, at one point you will need to reduce the duct size to fit your tools. Or modify the tools for a large duct.

My ‘hot rodded’ HF 2hp DC (12” Rikon impeller, Wynn filter, 6” flange), has a Oneida SSD. 5” inlet, 6” outlet. Seems to function fine, but I’ve yet to really put it through actual tool testing.

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#3 posted 04-25-2019 11:30 PM

What about the Grizzly G0853? $300 + includes collection drum.

Watching thread, hoping someone knows of documented performance comparison between the Grizzly, Dust Deputy, and Ebay sheet metal add-on cyclones.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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HackFabrication

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#4 posted 04-27-2019 11:38 PM


What about the Grizzly G0853? $300 + includes collection drum.
- CaptainKlutz

Captain: I Think ya got the wrong item. The G0853 is for a 14” sliding table saw @ $12,500 a pop. And it’s definitely a beast!

Ya probably meant the Grizzly G0863

And I too, would like to know if ‘all cyclones’ are the same…

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coxhaus

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#5 posted 04-28-2019 03:02 AM

I am thinking if you get too big of a cyclone you will only end up getting chips and not the fine dust. The cyclones are rated for a certain CFM air flow. If you are below the minimum then the fine dust will not fall out. But I am no expert. I think the best thing is to match the DC to the cyclone.

I heard at Woodcraft if you run a 6 inch pipe you need 2 4 inch pipes open otherwise you decrease the air flow.

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#6 posted 04-28-2019 05:55 AM

Don’t sweat the larger pipe size. I just cut “shims” out of plywood. Basically, they are just circles that fit in one pipe and that have another hole sized for another pipe to go into.

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#7 posted 04-28-2019 06:51 AM

Will only be using it on a single tool at a time and plan to have short runs in a 2 car garage. Oh and using 6” pipe too.

Any benefits of either?

- PatrickIrish

I have the same DC, at least I think so. If you mean this one. I also use it on very short runs <<< 8’, but I have it connected to my DC with only 4” hose to my TS, Planer, and Jointer. A whole lot of dust/chip production there. I empty the junk, haven’t noted any clogs, and think you may be over buying here, if in fact you don’t try to stretch it around a large shop. I am looking to add a cyclone, just to keep the junk out of the filter, but I think a 5” in/out will be huge for it.

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#8 posted 04-28-2019 12:13 PM

I would get the Grizzly or Super Dust Deputy XL in case do me the road you end up getting a 5HP or larger unit.

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#9 posted 04-28-2019 03:07 PM

Your 2 HP Grizzly DC is going to be bare minimum for Super Dust Deputy XL. You may be better off in a regular Super Deputy cyclone than the bigger one since you are going to be using it on 1 tool at a time. I might think about the larger SDD if you are going to cut 6 inch holes in all your tools.

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#10 posted 04-29-2019 01:02 AM

i have two of the ebays -no wait 3 .i have the smallest i use on a big vac also . i have no complaints with the ebays .as far as size . my experience using them is the small ones overwhelm faster and everything more goes by or less gets sucked up . i use my big ebays on a 1 hp dc and a 1 1/2 . i cannot see how they can be better ,not much gets by .though have never compared or tested .they might have two sizes for the DC also . not sure .seemed like an easy purchase .

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