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http://www.powermatic.com/us/en/p/po...st-afs/1791331

Saw this on the rockler mailer. I appreciate the quality of Powermatic products, but this one looks to be the most expensive version of the filter on a box fan concept.


I think you could probably make 4 or 5 of them like Izzy Swan did for a fraction of that!

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your link didn't work...
this one should....
Rockler Powermatic micro dust air filtration system....
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Powermatic is the (Gold) standard. I have seen them in magazine ads. I am sure some people will buy them. Heck if I had a lot of money I might buy one.

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I had a thought about those fans yesterday. If you have a dust collector that filters down to very small particles, let's say 1 micron or less, then would just running your DC with all the blast gates open do the same thing as one of those box fans?
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I had a thought about those fans yesterday. If you have a dust collector that filters down to very small particles, let's say 1 micron or less, then would just running your DC with all the blast gates open do the same thing as one of those box fans?
that's what I do..
it works...
but..
you need make up air..
or the DC vented back into the shop or your heating costs will climb...
the CFM exchange w/ using the DC is much higher...
little or no breeze either..
just air movement..

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Not fancy at all, but I made my filter holder out of scrap. The filter slides in from the top. Twenty inch box fan from wally world. Been working OK for several years now.
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I'm betting there is some executive somewhere feeling soooo proud of himself for setting the price on those. I just wonder how many are going to have to be seriously marked down to sell them.

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Expensive Box Fan?
No..
just high and or over priced...
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K-Mart box fan, furnace filter and bungee cord. Wife saw this on a TV show and suggested it for my shop. If I had $600 dollars, I would sit up all night and look at it. I would rather spend the money on other things for the shop.
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I bought my General Int'l. air filter used and still thought I was getting a good deal at $250. Had I known this, I probably would have bought 2 box fans and filters and still saved a bunch !
We live and learn !
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