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Offline jgt1942nc

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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.

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Offline MaymunBaba

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »