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squirrel
03-03-2011, 09:57 PM
What is the difference between the white polar bear series and the green grizzly machine tools line

Arthur.Marks
03-03-2011, 10:48 PM
I don't really know, but I found this article pretty straightforward on the subject:
http://www.woodmagazine.com/blogs/woodworking-blog/2010/06/07/tool-news-theres-a-new-bear-in-town/

squirrel
03-03-2011, 10:54 PM
Interesting, same thing yet lower price, sounds too good to be true. I need a large dust collector and was not sure what series is better. Do you know of any USA made ones that have the same foot print as the grizzly?

Arthur.Marks
03-03-2011, 11:10 PM
Bear [pun intended!] in mind, I'm just google-ing. This thread seems to sum up the various lines of reasoning all on one page: http://lumberjocks.com/topics/18914 As far as I can tell, there is plenty of speculation, but the first link I posted is the only one I find that has anything from the source.

Sorry I can't be of more help. I know next to nothing about dust collection units. I've just been a little curious of the Polar Bear thing too ever since I received their flier for such a month or so ago.

squirrel
03-04-2011, 11:19 AM
White paint must be cheaper!!!

sch
03-04-2011, 12:09 PM
Or maybe they are trying to bump off Jet, which has a paper product
line not dissimilar to Griz, but good luck finding a dealer with more than
a fraction of it available.

mbensema
03-04-2011, 07:08 PM
Which dust collectors are you looking at? I have an Oneida cyclone and it works very well, made in NY State.

http://www.oneida-air.com/

squirrel
03-04-2011, 09:03 PM
I need something to pull out Acrylic chips, we are milling a very large number of parts from acrylic and it fills up the VMC very quickly. My thought is since those chips are similiar to wood chips a "wood" type collector should work fine.

squirrel
03-04-2011, 09:17 PM
Which dust collectors are you looking at? I have an Oneida cyclone and it works very well, made in NY State.

http://www.oneida-air.com/
Thank you, I just ordered the mini gorilla with the can and stand. I looks like a winner, and all USA made. If you ever get to Indiana dinner is on me.

Black_Moons
03-04-2011, 09:21 PM
I can't say id ever wanna buy a white machine.. how do you keep it (looking) clean???

squirrel
03-04-2011, 09:28 PM
Our Haas machines are white, its not too bad keeping them clean. Just tell everyone to wash their hands before touching it and don't lean on it or rub against the sheet metal and scratch the paint with your belt buckle when going inside.

White insides are the only way to go because the light bounces around, our old Sabre was off white/tanish and was always a little on the dark side.

RB211
03-04-2011, 10:28 PM
Looks nicer than the Grizz Green, that is the only difference. Guess Papa Grizz liked the way his South Bends looked so much.

mbensema
03-04-2011, 10:36 PM
Thank you, I just ordered the mini gorilla with the can and stand. I looks like a winner, and all USA made. If you ever get to Indiana dinner is on me.

Glad I could help, I am very happy with my cyclone. What part of IN do you live in? I like steaks :D

squirrel
03-05-2011, 12:21 AM
North East. Fort Wayne has several steak houses, a couple good Italian and an excellent mexican restaurant Cebolla's.

RobbieKnobbie
03-05-2011, 09:46 AM
Looks like I'm not the only one that hated that green that they slap on everything.

I wonder if they'll take my G4003 in trade???

squirrel
03-05-2011, 11:30 AM
Looks like I'm not the only one that hated that green that they slap on everything.

I wonder if they'll take my G4003 in trade???

The Big Griz is a marketing master, one of our all time greats. I am sure the color change is to add a little variety into the mix or he is just flat out cheap and white is a penny per ten gallons less.........