RIKON 400 air filter

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Forum topic by controlfreak posted 10-18-2019 06:05 PM 446 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2019 06:05 PM

I spotted one that is almost new (he replaced with a JET) for $110 with remote and manual. Normally sells for $229. I have a small shop (16’ X 10’) and really haven’t even thought about an air cleaner. Anyone have any thoughts on this? It’s about a 45 minute drive so if I value my time at $50/hr I will break even with just ordering a new one.

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#1 posted 10-23-2019 02:22 AM

You didn’t mention model number, to know what to campare it to. for the size room you mentioned, this model should work good I have this one and it does a good job for a small shop. Also available on amazon

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#2 posted 10-23-2019 03:01 AM

For your size shop, the Rikon 400 should suffice. I have 2 of the smaller Wen / Powertec models in my 20×20 shop. It definitely works as the filters get clogged up quite often. 45 min drive is like nothing down here in FL. Feels like everything is 45 minutes so if your time is valued at that much, then yeah, get a new one with warranty.

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#3 posted 10-23-2019 03:35 AM

+1 with Rayne. When you see the outer filter getting full of dust and start clogging, you know it’s working. To get longer life out of the filter, just suck the dust out of the filter with a dust collector or blow it clean outside. You can tell if the outer filter is doing a good job when the inner 1 micron filter doesn’t get dirty.

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#4 posted 10-23-2019 10:44 AM

I wasn’t really worried about but as I was working on my french cleat wall this past weekend there was a fine layer of dust everywhere. It was the first time I had done like 50 repetitive cuts. If didn’t help that my dust collection had gotten clogged at some point. I think the WEN should meet my needs at an affordable price.

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#5 posted 10-23-2019 04:18 PM

+1 on the Wen. I have one in my 11’x17’ shop. Works great

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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