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Offline MaymunBaba

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Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« on: April 30, 2020, 02:51 PM »
I did looked at the Harvey G700 while back and cost combined with 5micron filters stop me going forward with the purchase.
Now that 0.3 micron HEPA filter and special pricing, I am ready to pull the trigger.

Small shop with single user, not looking fancy setups. More into single device dust collection, quiet operations as possible, HEPA filtration and easy bin emptying. My CT36 covers my domino and sanders, track saw,... This will be focus on table saw, planer, jointer,...

Wanted to get feedback from any existing owners on reliability, easy of use and overall value.

Thanks.

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Offline xedos

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2020, 03:22 PM »
I rate the overall value as poor.  It's a clever package , being able to fit under some benches, but it ends there.

For 300 bucks less, you can buy a Felder RL140 that has twice the suction and 60% more waste capacity.  Their 125 is $700 less and still has 60% more airflow.  Both have a smaller footprint and a solid reputation.  Harvey isn't junk , but they certainly are no Felder in terms of quality or reputation.

I know where the majority of the Felder cost is - in European materials and labor.  The Harvey ?  Not sure I can't justify their price given the build.

Offline jeffinsgf

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2020, 03:36 PM »
Not sure what your decision criteria are, but if I were looking for a high-end dust collector right now, I would be looking at Oneida. We just put a Mini-Gorilla in the model shop, and it is fantastic. Their new SuperCell looks to be an interesting design.

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2020, 04:23 PM »
I believe the special pricing the OP mentioned was $2500.  I’m interested in hearing about it too


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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2020, 05:06 PM »
Several reviews out there seem to be related to the manufacturer or dealers or parties including, perhaps, this one too:





Offline xedos

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2020, 05:10 PM »
I believe the special pricing the OP mentioned was $2500.  I’m interested in hearing about it too


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Where did that come from ?   Baba didn't mention a number and the 700 was "introduced" four years ago at $4 grand.  A quick search doesn't show pricing anywhere near that now either.

The SuperCell is clever idea too, and has a place in some shops that are limited on space and don't want to have a vacuum too.   Baba already has a CT - so SuperCell is not a good fit because it's compromised for use with a tablesaw and planer especially.

If someone will link a G700 for 2500 bones , I'll buy one tonite.  At that price it's a decent deal for a smallish collector.


Offline MaymunBaba

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2020, 05:34 PM »
I had an email from Bridge City Tool Works and have a discount code. Total comes $2590 + $160 for delivery to TX.
Just clicked buy. [eek]

I am assuming no harm sharing the discount code...
Use Discount Code:956511
At checkout to get your saving!

If you thinking to buy Bridge City Tools, lots of discount codes ... Saving looks like 40%.

Hope this helps!

Offline MaymunBaba

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2020, 05:41 PM »
Not sure what your decision criteria are, but if I were looking for a high-end dust collector right now, I would be looking at Oneida. We just put a Mini-Gorilla in the model shop, and it is fantastic. Their new SuperCell looks to be an interesting design.

My second choice was supercell. As much as I like to buy Made in America, my personal experience with Oneida was not positive

Offline dlu

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2020, 11:47 PM »
Not sure what your decision criteria are, but if I were looking for a high-end dust collector right now, I would be looking at Oneida. We just put a Mini-Gorilla in the model shop, and it is fantastic. Their new SuperCell looks to be an interesting design.

Noise level and space are high on my list.

Offline MaymunBaba

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2020, 04:50 PM »
Just received it this morning. I say pretty fast shipping. Did able to dismount from crate on my own with some ‘engineer’ thinking.
Electrician is due Friday for the circuit...

For now I like:
Fast shipping
Easy install

Will try to collect data and share next week.

Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2020, 08:12 PM »
I just got an email from Harvey for $2190 use discount code 609961

https://www.harveywoodworking.com/products/gyro-air-g700-dust-processor

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Offline MaymunBaba

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2020, 08:37 AM »
Also appears to be the regular price of the unit is dropped to $2990 on their web site.
Not such a big bargain compare to $4k+ prices couple weeks ago.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2020, 08:48 AM »
Price dropping is necessary if they are not selling any of them in this part of the world. Unknown to anyone here, they should've started with an aggressive marketing effort (a price set at cost or below) to develop a base of users/ product ambassadors. I think John of Bridge City Tools got the first unit in the US (2 years ago?). But he is not doing much woodworking and sharing builds on social media. In other words, there is no active product promotion.

Personally, I am not concerned about its technology and reliability as Harvey is an established machine manufacturer, but there aren't enough units to go around for user or service support feedback. May be with this price reduction is what they're trying to build up.
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Offline jgt1942nc

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2020, 07:36 PM »
I'm in the market for a DC, in my previous shop I had a HF 2HP with a Thien baffle. It seemed to work great with the limitation of a 2hp motor. I was looking at the CV1800 with the 16" impeller and the Oneida Supercell. During the study, I ran across the G700 and have been impressed by various videos and Stuart Kent at "the NC Furniture School". I live within 2 hours of his school and plan to make an appointment to see his setup. He has two G700 and plans to get a G800 to replace a cyclone DC he has also been using.

At this time I'm very seriously considering the G700 and will make my final decision when I visit Stuart. He has had one G700 now for about 7/8 years and has been very pleased with it and the 2nd unit he now has.

Things I like about the unit are.
  • Low noise level
  • Easy to move if necessary, however at this time I don't plan on moving it around
  • HEPA filter
  • It has a warning buzzer when the bin is near full, if you ignore it when the bin is full the unit shuts off
  • Stuart has been using his one unit for 7/8 years and has NOT had the need to replace the filters and feels that they will last several more years. Because he has a woodworking school, it is common for him to use the DCs 10 hours each day during classes.
  • Very easy to empty the bin and the larger section is only 35 gal. This is great for me, as I get older I don't have the strength for anything larger.

Online mwolczko

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Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2020, 11:42 PM »
I’m not in the market for one, but coincidentally got an email this a.m. from Bridge City about a flash sale: 5 units available, $1990 with code 516371 until 3am PST tomorrow.

https://www.harveywoodworking.com/collections/gyro-airs/products/gyro-air-g700-dust-processor?mc_cid=73f48d0dfb&mc_eid=c196407b75