All the talk about the Jet air cleaner has me thinking of another question.
Assuming you have a shop detached from the house and further assuming you
are neither cooling or heating the shop, would you be just as well (or
better) off installing a fan/blower that would simply exhaust air outside
without the need to filter it? I suppose you have to make sure there is a
good supply of fresh air, but it seems to eliminate the question about
getting the right filter.
A neighbor of mine has the unfiltered exhaust from his Oneida cyclone
ducted out under the eaves of his garage. In the outside environment,
there is probably less impact than from the many other sources, including
'fresh air' woodworking.
Add - and assuming there are no neighbors who might be allergic to
the sawdust (and we're talking very fine, easily airborn carried,
sawdust) of some of the available woods we play with.
You do plan to have a dust collector as well right?
Living in an area that requires no heating in the winter and no
cooling in the summer is unusual. Surely there's significant
changes in humidity. I grew up in the tropics where heating
and cooling weren't necessary. Furniture from India and
China held up well over the humidity changes range because
the joinery was done to accomodate expansion and contraction.
Then air conditioning became available and 50 year old
furniture started coming apart. So - keep in mind the difference
between your shop climate and the climate in which the piece
will reside cause wood WILL move.
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