Shop-Dust Air Filtration
Using The Jet Air Filtration System Model AFS-1000B

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air cleaner photo
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In all woodworking shops large and small dust is always a problem. Wood dust in your lungs is a known health problem. Wood dust in the house is a known spouse problem.

Dust generated from stationary power tools such as tables saws, joiners and planers can be collected with large bag type and cyclone dust collectors. For the small shop owner a good quality shop vacuum with the appropriate adapters will do an effective job.

Effective dust control requires continuous effort. In my shop I have fitted all of my portable power tools; ROS, belt & sheet sanders and the biscuit jointer with adapters to connect to the shop vac.

The table saw, radial arm saw, band saw, joiner, planner, oscillating belt sander and the router table also connect to the shop vac.

The one shop vac “floats” around the center of the shop with me moving the hose from tool to tool as each is used. When I change from one power tool to another and move the vac hose I give that power tool a quick vac-over to further reduce loose dust.

The shop floor gets vacuumed, not just swept. With all of this effort dust suspended in the air remained a problem. I was aware of my eyes becoming dry by the end of the day and often having the taste of dust in my mouth.

The Jet model AFS-1000B has three speeds up to 1044 CFM, a remote control and a timer. The outer pre-filter is pleated felt and will capture 98% of particles up to 5 microns.

The inner filter is more interesting. There are three rows of multi-layer fabric tubes. When the unit is turned on the tubes inflate to create a very large amount of surface area. This inner filter will capture 85% of particles as small as 1 micron.

Since installing the Jet Air system I have seen and felt a noticeable improvement in air quality.