Shop Air Cleaner Cart / Tool Stand

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Project by Lalen posted 06-10-2017 12:54 AM 5756 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With all the milling I’ve been doing lately building the table and other projects I really knew I needed to invest in an air cleaner. Running the table saw on long cuts I could really see the dust hanging in the air, so you know there is a lot more you cant see. Dust collection not catching it all I can only keep the mask on so long!

I recently came across an old furnace blower and remembered Jay Bates building a tool stand air filtration cart, so I searched for the video for a refresher. (he dosen’t have plans but it is simple enough if you watch the video)

He started off using his as a tool stand for his planer, but recently moved it under the wing of his table saw. Mine will live behind my table saw for now. It fits under the portable table I am using for out feed until I decide to build something.

Pretty simple/cheap build if you can find a good working furnace blower. I was able to use mostly cutoffs on-hand. Most expensive was the 4 filters for about $35 at home depot for the higher density allergen filters.

He mounted a switch on his.. I haven’t as I plan to put it on a remote switch like my dust collection since it is harder to get to behind the table saw.

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#1 posted 06-10-2017 01:02 AM

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-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#2 posted 06-10-2017 03:32 AM

I need one of those!
I have to find a blower!
That is a real nice project!

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#3 posted 06-10-2017 04:13 PM

This air cleaner method works quite well. In my shop it also helps circulate the heated air from a wood stove in the winter. .
I made one (of my own design) 20 years ago after I had to replace my house furnace air handler and found the blower was still in good shape. The top of mine serves as a sharpening station. The only cost was a sheet of plywood, caster wheels, and an electrical cord.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 07-11-2017 03:31 PM

I need one of these, anyone got an extra blower motor laying around… near Dallas?....

-- I refuse to edit the photo orientation for this website any longer. It’s an issue they should address and correct. Gary, Texas

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