Author Topic: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners  (Read 4941 times)

0 Members and 2 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline jgt1942nc

  • Posts: 15
Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #30 on: July 08, 2020, 09:19 AM »
mrt076 I just measured the noise level with an app on my Android phone placed 4' from the G700 and on the floor. At the lowest setting (40) I measured around 61 db, at the highest setting (75) I measured 74 db.
So far I've had a reasonable response from either Harvey or the rep I went through.

If you decide to go with another unit I'd suggest the CV1800 with the 16" blower upgrade. The only downside is the .5 micron see https://www.clearvuecyclones.com/cyclone-bundles/66-cv1800-lh-1p-cyclone-bundle-with-filters.html This upgrade increases the CFM from 1,442 to 1,701.

Another option that I'm seriously considering is multiple smaller units like the Dust Right Wall-Mount Dust Collector, 650 CFM (see https://www.rockler.com/dust-right-reg-wall-mount-dust-collector-650-cfm but this means that I need to build a Thien Top Hat for each unit and order a Wynn filter for each. This route will cost almost as much by the time I'd get everything. Another option is to look for super deals on 2HP units.

One of the woodworkers at Lumberjocks modified a chart with the G700 curve, see https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/309471 Ops I stand corrected, it does NOT have the G700.

So far the G700 is meeting my needs, I'm in the early stage of setting up my shop and it will be a few months before I finish. I'm old and super slow.

Festool USA does not pre-approve the contents of this website nor endorse the application or use of any Festool product in any way other than in the manner described in the Festool Instruction Manual. To reduce the risk of serious injury and/or damage to your Festool product, always read, understand and follow all warnings and instructions in your Festool product's Instruction Manual. Although Festool strives for accuracy in the website material, the website may contain inaccuracies. Festool makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material on this website or about the results to be obtained from using the website. Festool and its affiliates cannot be responsible for improper postings or your reliance on the website's material. Your use of any material contained on this website is entirely at your own risk. The content contained on this site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute professional advice.


Offline MaymunBaba

  • Posts: 16
Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #31 on: July 08, 2020, 12:51 PM »
I had no luck with communicating with anyone from Harvey woodworking in US via email(info@harveywoodworking.com). Looks like all these emails going to China and communication is problem.

Harveywoodworking will have a hard time promoting and selling this unit as I do not believe they understand how US market operates and user needs are. Real test will be when servicing is needed.

I recall a 1-800 inside unit, did not tried that # as I had no use for it.

I did order extra set of bag in May from Rockler, and I received it after 6 weeks or so as it dropped shipped from California. I can only guess US operations are in the bunker due to virus.

Currently as of me typing this email price dropped to $2190. I also think 15% discount may work "BENTS15" at checkout.
You can also watch the the bentswoodworking video youtube - bents video This will give you an idea as he has full setup including large CNC.
Best to my knowledge he has contacts with US team of Harveywoodworking, and sponsored by them.
In addition, I know Jason did use the forums in past and Festool fan, if he is around he may have more information. You can always DM him instagram.

I am not sponsored or have any relationship with this company.For now, I am happy with the unit (12 bins of dust to-date),minor issues mentioned prior posts. Lower dB levels and ample power (this is my first 6", I may be wrong). I also like the physical shape as it works better for me. Smaller bin, 32-35 gallon, might be issue for some. I can work with it as for me it easier to empty.

I need to take some vacation time, I will try to get the 4" rockler hose setup to see what kind of performance I can get and share non-scientific data. I still need to test/confirm the partial level coming out of the air-filters with Dylos.

« Last Edit: July 13, 2020, 10:21 AM by MaymunBaba »

Offline jgt1942nc

  • Posts: 15
Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #32 on: July 08, 2020, 05:57 PM »
Harvey contacts
Hung Mguyen in CA to my knowledge should be answering the info email. Try calling him at (909) 524-9820
Another Harvey contact is Curt Corum (curtlcorum@gmail.com) (475) 355-5345 he is the National Sales Manager
The China guy is Baron Sun (baron@harveymachinery.com), he was always good to answer my emails and supply info.
You can also contact Stuart Kent (ncfurnitureschool@gmail.com) (252) 916-8226

Offline kmarchell

  • Posts: 2
Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2020, 04:07 PM »
MaymunBaba,
Were you ever able to get a particle level test from Dylos?  I'm really interested in getting a G700 but would like to know how it performs in a small shop especially with higher dust machines (table saw, planer, drum sander...) with regards to dust collection and air quality in the shop. Also see you are in Houston, I'm in Spring (north Houston area) but will hopefully be relocating to Boerne (west of San Antonio) in the next year or so. Thanks for your help!

Offline MaymunBaba

  • Posts: 16
Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2020, 05:07 PM »
Sorry for the late update, Houston weather got to me, finally got MrCool unit, and now happy person in my garage.

For the people DM, and asking me, yes I am extremely happy with the unit.

Dylos controlled test result were better than I expected, HEPA filter (0.3micron) working as far as I can tell. I used the Dylos 1100-pro, lay it 8-10 inches away from the filters on the side of the unit. Readings were 330/16, started the unit, full power, readings 42/2!
I did my best to control the environment, garage was unoccupied at least 2+ hrs.

I uploaded a video, i can never inlcude these link correctly here, let me try...


Any questions let me know. @kmarchell yes I am also in Spring area! May be we bump each other in Rockler-SPring/Woodcraft North!. I have used with SawStop JSS Tabelsaw, DW735 planer, Rikon 10-326 band saw, and Jet JBOS sander. I do not have drum sander.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2020, 05:13 PM by MaymunBaba »

Offline kmarchell

  • Posts: 2
Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2020, 11:10 AM »
MaymunBaba,

Thanks for the Dylos test.  If you get a chance some time it would be great to see the Dylos data while you are actively using your tablesaw and / or planer to see how the G700 is doing while a lot of dust generation is occurring.

Great that you are also in Spring - I do spend a lot of time and $ in both of those stores and will miss having them so close when I move to Boerne (Woodcraft store ~45 min away in San Antonio and closest Rockler store in Austin).  Guess my wife will be happy though  [smile].

Thanks again for all the info you have been posting on the G700.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2020, 11:14 AM by kmarchell »

Offline mkasdin

  • Posts: 360
Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2020, 02:18 AM »
Thank you for starting this thread.  I too am contemplating the G700 at this price, now.  Can anyone tell me if I don’t consider noise as a factor, am I better off to spend a couple hundred more and go with the Oneida V System 3000, 3hp cyclone?  In currently have a 2hp Grizzly and the performance with an aftermarket Wynn Hepa filter isn’t good enough for me and wondering if 2hp on the G700 won’t be that much of improvement.  I also need enough airflow for a 15” stationary planer, 8” jointer, and 3hp Sawstop PCS.

The other thing I am suspicious of is Harvey won’t address my question when I asked for a fan curve and how they based there CFM measurements.  The responses/communication from Harvey has been only from China and their US office won’t answer the phone or respond to emails...
they have an office in Los Angeles, I think they are in Montclair, California off the 210 fwy. I think that is how a lot of Chinese companies handle warranty questions and the like, they ignore owners when they have a problem or just never pickup the phone ☎️. For the few hundred dollars go with an American Company... Oneida is suppose to be first class. You can call them and they will help design your DC. I’m on a budget, I just bought a 2 pony power Chinese Freight dust collector. I’m landing on upgrading for $28 to the 2 micron dust bag. My previous dust collector was working outside and watching the sawdust blow into the neighbors kitchen window... 😆

Offline kono0014

  • Posts: 14
Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2020, 04:49 PM »
With some deals surely coming up I am considering the G700.  It is $2290 with a coupon right now but I am sure it will get a little better.  I saw it for $2190 in October.  Any other new owners since this thread started?  My main concern is the longevity of the design and support/parts availability.  Oneida is a well established company that will likely support their machines for many years after you buy them but I am trying to find something that is quieter as I have a basement shop.  The V-System is intriguing at 74 dBA but the G700 is even quieter.

Offline neilc

  • Posts: 2923
Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2020, 11:10 PM »
I have seen it as low as maybe 1950.  You might give them a call and see if they will match that earlier low price from the summer.  They certainly have become very promotional in their marketing, so I bet they might be willing to cut a deal if you call them. 

Offline memilanuk

  • Posts: 13
Re: Feedback on Harvey G700 owners
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2020, 11:23 PM »
Any ideas on why retailers persist in listing these at such high prices? Woodcraft still shows it at over $4k.

Sent from my SM-P610 using Tapatalk