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Posted on Why Do I Need Air Filtration?

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#1 posted 10-29-2017 07:59 PM

#1 reasonEven using a dust collector I know it’s helping. If I am cutting something that is red like padouk a half hour after I’m done there is a red tint on the filter, which means I would be breathing that and MDF and other nasty fine stuff. Even with the doors open and the fan on, if I spray rattle can paint the filter tints to that color.

2. Happy wife happy life. My wife calls my shop a 2 car garage and even with a fan blowing out the fine dust ends up in the house, on the car and in the car if a window is left open. Not an issue for you but it is for a lot of us.

I originally bought it for reason #2 not knowing that reason #1 was even happening. That was a “holy s**t” moment for me when I saw the red padauk in the filter. I probably should always wear a mask but I know I won’t but I do when I’m cutting stuff like that.

For me, moving tools outside is a pain and an inefficient use of time. I like to be able to move from one tool to the other even though I have everything on wheels.

I bought a Wen off of Amazon. It has a remote and a timer on it. I try to remember to turn it on then set the timer for 2 hrs when I’m done and forget about it. Well worth the $99 bucks on sale IMO. So quiet that I sometimes forget it’s on.

It really doesn’t do anything to help keep the shop clean. I just sweep and also use a leaf blower every few weeks. Using a zero clearance insert doesn’t help plus I use a big shop vac system so I don’t have the huge suction like Loren does.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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