Harvey Industries is a manufacturer of high quality machinery that is sold in over a hundred countries, and now they’ve entered the US woodshop market. Among its initial offerings are two products that are definitely worth considering when retooling for 2018 – the unique and innovative Gyro Air G700 Dust Processor, and the impressive T40 Turbo Lathe.
Harvey's Gyro Air is a dust collector like no other. It has a one-of-a-kind, patented design that separates dust particles from the air and captures them more efficiently than any other product on the market. Unlike any of its competition, the Gyro Air uses an axial centrifuge to spin the air in the dust stream to over 4,000 RPM. This separates particles from the air and collects debris in two bins that are located inside the unit. The system is so efficient, it collects 99.9% of the particles before the air even reaches the unit's pleated filters. After filtering, the scrubbed air's cleanliness level can reach an astonishing 0.05 mg/cubic meter.
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And it's not just efficient in terms of collection; the G700 can save up to 50% on energy, too. Plus, any woodworker who has grown accustomed to the uncomfortable noise level of standard dust collectors will be pleasantly surprised by the quietness of the Gyro Air, with decibel levels between just 61 and 72 dB (depending on which speed is used).
Harvey Industries' other innovation is the T40 Turbo Lathe, which frankly is a turner's dream machine. This is a bench unit that performs more like a heavy-duty floor lathe. It uses an industrial servo motor system as the spindle drive, so its variable speed delivers more power when needed, and does so in milliseconds. Built with premium grade, precision ground castings and weighing in at 178 lbs., the T40 delivers solid performance with virtually no vibration.