Air Cleaner

I'm looking to get an air scrubber for my shop. I've read articles on several and am leaning toward the JDS 14022 750-ER Air Cleaner, mostly based on recent reviews in 'Wood' magazine.
Does anyone have any background/experience w/this unit?
Anyone have other suggestions of another one I should be looking at?
Thanks, Tex
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Glen wrote:

If you have the time and motivation to make your own, you can have a couple hundred bucks towards some other tool. I made one from an old dryer motor (blower still attached), a box with 1x2 pine frame covered with hardboard/masonite, and a couple furnace filters. It's better to have the filters at least a few inches in front of the intake, so more of the filter media gets used rather than just the portion immediately in front of the intake. I can get some pictures if you're really interested, or you can google for more ideas. Good luck, Andy
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Local plumber did heating work also. Asked him to save me the two speed blower from the removed unit and got a phone call in about three weeks. Cost $8.00 for motor shop to identify wires and buy a switch.

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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com says...

Thanks, Andy
I appreciate the response but I think I'd prefer to go head and spend the $$ and get a ready-made unit.
Tex
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JDS gets rated highly in the reviews. That said, I'd take a hard look at my existing dust collection system before I'd buy an air cleaner. Capturing the dust at the source is the way to go.
JP
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com says...

Thanks, guys. I have a dust collection system that catches nearly all of the the big stuff but fine dust that gets into the air and is not captured. It settles out on things and/or penetrates to places I don't want it(including my lungs, I'm sure). That's the leftover dust I'm looking to capture.
Glen
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Glen I have the JDS 750 a good unit you don't realize what the dust collection system is letting pass till you see this units profiler. I would recommend the purchase
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No suggestions as far as a stationary ceiling-monted one goes, but if you happen to be on any kind of budget (and few aren't) I'd happily suggest the portable Shop-vac air cleaner to anyone. I got one a while back as a gift, but had my doubts about it's efficiency. After using it for a variety of stuff, though, I've really come to enjoy it. I mainly use it in my turnery, where it works like a charm for fine sanding dust (and even collects a lot of heavier chips and shavings I wouldn't expect it to) but I have also used it while sanding drywall and demoing concrete. In each of the latter two cases, it seemed perfectly able to trap most of the dust, and is extremely easy to reposition and clean (you just upend it over a garbage can to empty- fiter access is two phillips-head screws)
It's not a super-fine HEPA system, but it does work well for what it is, and moves a lot of air. I believe the fiter is rated for 7 microns- not quite enough to completely filter extremely fine dust, but generally good enough for airborne sawdust, IMO.
And the best part is it's right around $100. I think a guy can replace the filter with a HEPA, if it means a lot to you.
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I have the Jet 1000-b, which I think is just about the same machine...
I used it on the shop ceiling and didn't think it did a whole lot of good until I cleaned the filters... YUK! It picked up a LOT of dust...
I've also used it in "saw horse" mode and it seemed pretty effective that way, also... maybe a little bit better than ceiling mount..
The jury is still out on the new shop, but I'm leaning toward incorporating it into the new router table as opposed to hanging it... not sure yet..
Whichever unit you get, buy at least an extra outer filter, if not an extra inner one... I vacuum the outside filter whenever I vacuum the shop, and take it outside and blow it out with the compressor once in a while... as with all filters, new, clean ones work best...
Mac
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