So as I've been researching dc's (and dispairing of the fact I don't
have $4-800 to spend on a .5 micron cyclone system) I ran across last
summer's "deal page"
(thank you Cian - wherever you are!!)
It sounded like a - if not jet fit and finish - certianly reasonable
and useful for a hobbyist that only gets out to the shop once every
two weeks. (and had decided he didn't like breathing MDF dust at
I checked the HF website and ... alas ... not the $130 killer deal
that last summer had. $199, as a matter of fact. Just couldn't
On the off chance they knew something, I dropped by my local HF store
to ask when the things were going back on sale. The manager scratched
his head and said "well, I think they _are_
on sale right now!" He
went back to check and, sure enough, $150. I grabbed it.
The grizzly bags seemed too good to be true. $20 per bag and 0.3
micron filtration? Heck, even if it's 1 micron, that's cheaper than
just about anywhere else!! I bought one and though it's diameter is
listed as 19", it fit on the 19.5" diameter HF DC with just some
I took a 39gal hefty cinch-sack and used it to line the lower bag.
Hooked it all up, turned it on and...poof! The upper bag inflated
about 65-70%. (from everything I've read, this is a good thing?)
All told, for about $180 I have a DC that filters down to (fingers
crossed) 0.3 micron and should suit my occasional use just great.
When I have the $$, I'll buy that cyclone but for now this should do
an admirable job of keeping the shop a lot cleaner than what I'd been
using before. (ie, nada!)