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Forum topic by bbandu posted 11-07-2019 09:49 PM 448 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bbandu

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11-07-2019 09:49 PM

Ok so I have decided that I want to add some air filtration to my garage workshop. I have looked at several units and right now the budget is pretty tight.

I have found a used Delta 50-868 and just needs a filter for $75 however I think I can get it cheaper. I have also looked at the WEN 3410 @ $126.38 on Amazon.

My question is would be be worth while to buy the used one or should I just buy the new one and call it a day.


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#1 posted 11-07-2019 11:44 PM

It’s a good item to add to your shop for sure. If you can get the Delta for $75 bucks or even less and it’s in good shape, grab it. They’re pretty simple machines and with minimal maintenance should last a while. The filters are available on Amazon and are relatively cheap. I usually extend their lifespans by taking them outside and blasting them with compressed air. The model you referenced should include a remote control, FYI.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#2 posted 11-08-2019 12:08 AM

$20 box fan and a 20×20 (or whatever size the fan is) furnace filter. Tape the filter to the front or back of the fan, and run it at whatever speed you feel is correct. Not as romantic, but just as effective. And LOTS less expensive.

If you wanted to make a project out of it, you could build a box around the fan and make a slot for the filter to live in.

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#3 posted 11-08-2019 02:31 PM



It s a good item to add to your shop for sure. If you can get the Delta for $75 bucks or even less and it s in good shape, grab it. They re pretty simple machines and with minimal maintenance should last a while. The filters are available on Amazon and are relatively cheap. I usually extend their lifespans by taking them outside and blasting them with compressed air. The model you referenced should include a remote control, FYI.

- Ripper70


Agree it’s worth this or less if lucky. I have a similar model. Take the time to make a few cheap air filters up from home depot,etc. You can alter them enough and keep them changed out….

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hairy

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#4 posted 11-08-2019 06:10 PM

I made one and bought one, and use them both, often at the same time.

The one I made now has a radial arm saw mounted.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/15760

The one I bought.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/topics/16816

I also have a box fan with a filter taped to it, they work well.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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bbandu

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#5 posted 11-10-2019 02:12 AM

I went and looked at the Delta Air cleaner today and it was in really nice condition, very clean and sounded great.  I was able to pick it up for $60.  I am going to replace both the inner and outer filters. Hopefully I will get it hung up in the next couple days while I am waiting for the inner filter to come in.

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#6 posted 11-12-2019 05:38 AM



I went and looked at the Delta Air cleaner today and it was in really nice condition, very clean and sounded great.  I was able to pick it up for $60.  I am going to replace both the inner and outer filters. Hopefully I will get it hung up in the next couple days while I am waiting for the inner filter to come in.

- bbandu

Do some reading before you hang it where maintaining it will be more of a project. My Respiratory Doc is also a woodworker, and he’s talked me into keeping both of mine much closer to head high. His thought is dust left alone will settle to the ground once the air calms, it doesn’t rise up, unless lifted by a running fan, or air you make move around. Keep the collector where that same dust is going to do you harm, you breath it in, hint hint.

Also to change, or clean a filter just grab it and take it out, and do it. Hanging, involves a ladder, oh yeah, ahhhh, I’ll get you later. Thinking about cleaning it isn’t as effective as actually cleaning it.

Since I have moved mine to head height, on top of tools, or sitting up on counters, or benches. I can say I see a lot less floaters, and when I clean them, I’ve trapped more in a shorter time it seems. Where are they?? Near a planer, or jointer not much good, near a router, or where you sand BINGO.

-- Think safe, be safe

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bbandu

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#7 posted 11-12-2019 09:53 PM

Quick update:  The inner filter need replacing so I have ordered then from Wynn Environmental, they had a 2 pack for $69.  They should be in late this week early next week.  Will post update when I get it hung.

FYI: Wynn Environmental offers a military discount of 15%.  All orders have to be done over the phone to get discount.   

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