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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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...
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