Q. Will the Gyro Air work on 220-240 50hz?
Q. The filtration specs are a bit vague. I see percentages and note a 5 micron filter, but HEPA dictates 0.3 micron filtration. Should I assume the unit isn’t HEPA?
A. Correct, the Gyro Air does not have a HEPA filter. As mentioned, certified laboratory results in China state that the outflow of the Gyro Air is less than .3 micron without a filter.
Q. I move around a lot (in the military). Will the warranty be honored outside of the States?
A. The answer is “maybe”. You will need to be in a country with a Gyro distributorship. That said, we may be able to get an exception if you can proactively let us know where you are headed. That said, the Gyro is HEAVY. FYI.
Q. Does the Gyro come with a remote?
A. No. But for some shops this is an excellent idea. (I have forwarded this question to the factory since it was asked multiple times.)
Q. How many people would it take to get this in my basement shop?
A. I would seriously ask a professional mover to move it down stairs. If that is not an option, 4 college football players and some beer.
Q. There seems to be some confusion on your website – what EXACTLY is the length of the warranty?
A. Two years. We will correct our errors.
Q. How many machines will the Gyro collect?
A. Likely all of them but not at once. The efficiency of any dust collector is impacted by friction. The longer your runs, the less efficient the air flow. We can successfully collect two 6″ industrial belt sanders, and I have not tested opening the blast gates on our other two machines because my health concerns require minimizing my exposure to air born particulate. Lastly, try to minimize collapsible hose, this stuff eats airflow.
Q. I only have one 220 volt outlet in my shop – is there any chance Harvey will make a 110 volt option?
A. I don’t know but I have passed on the question to Harvey and when I get a response, I will update this answer.
Q. This is a large footprint for a small shop – any chance Harvey will make a smaller version or a vertical version?
A. I don’t know, but the question has been forwarded to Harvey. Will update when appropriate.
Q. Any independent reviews out there other than yours?
A. Will post links as they come in. Bridge City is an early adopter, the unit has only been for sale world wide for less than 6 months. I believe the unit I received in July was the first in the U.S. All that said, we are staking our 33 year reputation on this machine by offering it to the Drivel Starved Nation!
Q. 1100 CFM is fine for most dedicated applications, but it maybe somewhat modest for certain machines such as a planner or a drum sander. Any thoughts? Do they offer a unit with greater capacity?
A. I don’t think you will have any problem collecting an 18″ planer or a drum sander — if they have a properly designed hood. I use to have a 24″ Newman Whitney planer that could take a 1/4″ pass on 24″ wide butcher block and I would not purchase the Gyro for this application. It collects our 12″ planer with a dialed down airflow to reduce the noise just fine. As for the bigger unit, I saw a prototype in Nanjing last October in the Harvey skunk lab, so I can say that it is in the works, when I do not know.
Statistics: Posted by Consuelo — Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:00 pm