shop improvements #1: Air filter

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Blog entry by JMB posted 02-09-2009 11:45 AM 1565 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Drove out to Geneva today to pick up an air filtration unit for the new workshop. The painters have been complaining about sawdust in their art (oops).

The fellow I bought it from built it himself from scratch. Despite that, it is very well designed, probably better than most manufactured units. Twin filters (intake and outtake), fan and motor completely removable for service without pulling any wires or bolts, and it is pre-wired for low and high speeds with the flip of a switch.

Only negative I would say is the location of the switch (on the back of the unit). But as this thing is ultimately getting hung from the ceiling, I’ll probably end up patching in a new longer power cord and put a secondary switch on the wall anyway.

at 2000 Cubic Feet per Minute, we’ll see what the painters have to say now.

-- If I can't fix it, it wern't broke in the first place!

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#1 posted 02-09-2009 01:37 PM

Congrats. Sounds like you will be helping to keep your lungs clean also.

Please post some pictures so we can get ideas to build our own.

-- Scott in Texas

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#2 posted 02-09-2009 02:12 PM

I have to agree with Scott. Air cleaners and dust controllers are two tools that are essential to safe woodworking.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-09-2009 04:28 PM

Yeah, pictures would be nice.

-- Praki, Aspiring Woodworker

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#4 posted 02-10-2009 07:39 PM

Pictures please?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#5 posted 02-10-2009 08:06 PM

also think of the air cleaner as an investment in your better health.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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