I'm finally going to break down and buy a pro Air Cleaner, but cant
decide beteen the Delta, Jet and JDS. I remember seeing them being
reviewed in I beleive FWW, but cant find the article. In all of the
posts here, everyone else also seems to have forgotten.
Anyone remember which issue they tested the 6 or so Air Cleaners?
Yes, that is a key.
I got mine a $0 (zero) from the people who service my heater and air
conditioner twice a year. I asked for a furnace blower that would otherwise
go to the dump and a short time later they called that one was in their shop
ready for me to pick up.
Get to know the heating/AC people in your area. If you're in an area like
mine, with homes built in the 1960's, several completely servicable blowers
are being tossed into landfills each week. You'll be doing the environment
a favor by recycling. <g> The bearings and motor are replacable. The fan
and housing should last for 500,000 years.
I did the same with the same results. I did not even have a
re;lationship with the HVAC dealer - called four and one said "We have
one now. Come on down."
Easy directions at http://www.ronan.net/~woodwork/airfilter.htm
Why not get a good cyclone collection system that catches all of the
dust as it's generated so it doesn't get into your shop atmosphere, then
filter it properly before recirculating? Then you won't need the air
Cyclone kits and blower housings at
Add a motor, impeller, and filter plus ductwork and you're all set.
Clean air everywhere! Contact me privately if you need more info.
Because _no_ dust collection system picks up 100% of the dust generated in a
woodshop. The air cleaners are for removing the airborne dust that the dust
collection system doesn't get.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
How come we choose from just two people to run for president and 50 for Miss America?
Clarke's post seems like spam to me. I didnt ask about a DC system.
I have a DC, thank you, and it works fine. Problem is that it doesnt
work for everything (like sanding a large carcase). Furthermore, my DC
is mounted outside the garage, so it doenst even have to return fresh
air. I do make sure to leave the door open so I dont collapse the
Again, does anybody remember what magazine/issue the Air Cleaner test
is in. Or, absent the issue, anyone remember the result (the winner)?
On 26 Jan 2004 01:45:02 GMT, email@example.com (Charlie Self)
On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 18:36:09 -0800, Caleb <caleb[remove
I was thumbing through some old ShopNotes mags yesterday when
I saw an idea for a quick air filter which used the DC. Take
a duct to a box with pleated furnace filter installed on the
other side. If you combined that with a filter in the open
DC air intake window, you'd remove a lot of dust that way
without adding yet another energy draw. It led me to think
that the installation of a box around my DC bags to filter
their output air might be the way to go for me. Alternatively,
putting a solid bag on the bottom and adding a sub-micron
pleated filter to the top might be easier and accomplish the
same thing. A pleated filter taped to a box fan could also
stir up the air and catch the larger stuff before finishing.
ShopNotes volume 4, issue 20, page 29 if anyone's interested.
No, but http://www.google.com/search?q=shop+air+filter+reviews
might get it for you.
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You can determine which issue the article appears in at the online index:
If you enter "air cleaner" as the search words you will obtain the
information you seek.
Thanks, John, but the articles that FWW's website refers to are in
Issue #160, the Winter '02/03 Tools & Shops issue (?), which has a
Delta Cleaner update only (no review) and a Methods of Work article on
using a 20" box fan witha heater filter attached. Darn.
Still not the Air Cleaner Review I remember seeing.
Anybody else experiencing the same deja vu as me?
On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 02:38:24 GMT, John Laurence Poole
DOn't remember where review was but IIRC the JDS was winner. Pretty
sure i remember correctly cuz i started pricing it for purchase
afterwards altho still haven't laid down my $'s.
On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 19:26:36 -0800, Caleb <> wrote:
American Woodworker, #103 October 2003
I just ordered the JDS at the New Jersey Wood show. Don't recall if it is
mentioned in the article,but all of the filters are available from Graingers
and McMaster Carr.
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