Air Cleaner Review

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?
--Caleb
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wrote...

Making an air cleaner is an easy project. If you want a downdraft sanding table, you can get double-duty out of the time.
Jim
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Jim Wilson wrote:

http://www.wood-workers.com/users/charlieb/CBAirCleaner.html
-- Mark
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I was looking to make one a few years ago, but it looked like it would cost more to make than to buy? How do you get a low cost blower? That seems to be the key?
Bill

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WORSS wrote:

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.
-- Mark
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On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 00:15:00 GMT, "Mark Jerde"

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
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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 cleaner. http://cnets.net/~eclectic/woodworking/cyclone/index.cfm
Cyclone kits and blower housings at http://cnets.net/~eclectic/woodworking/cyclone/ClarkesKits.cfm
Add a motor, impeller, and filter plus ductwork and you're all set. Clean air everywhere! Contact me privately if you need more info.
Clarke
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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?
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Clarke Echols spams:

Once is adding info. Three times that I've hit is spamming.
Charlie Self "Character is much easier kept than recovered." Thomas Paine
http://hometown.aol.com/charliediy/myhomepage/business.html
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Agreed.
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 windows.
Again, does anybody remember what magazine/issue the Air Cleaner test is in. Or, absent the issue, anyone remember the result (the winner)?
--Caleb
On 26 Jan 2004 01:45:02 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.comnotforme (Charlie Self) wrote:

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Caleb wrote:

Bet it doesn't. ;-) The micro dust is a relatively new known problem.
-- Mark
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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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Yep, I even posted a follow up question to Clarke (if that's his real name) on another thread, and suprise, suprise, he never came back.
I think he's ripe for the killfile.
Joe

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Caleb wrote:

You can determine which issue the article appears in at the online index:
http://www.taunton.com/cgi-bin/artresult-fw.cgi
If you enter "air cleaner" as the search words you will obtain the information you seek.

John
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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?
--Caleb
On Mon, 26 Jan 2004 02:38:24 GMT, John Laurence Poole

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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:

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hi the test said the JDS cleaner was the best followed by the delta.
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Workbench magazine #279 (October 2003 issue).

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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.
Duane
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