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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-22-2008, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Jet AFS-1000B Air Filtration System

I had been wanting one of these for a long time. Since my dust collector bag only filters 30 microns there was still a lot of the most dangerous, lung harming, dust still floating about in the shop. So, I took the plunge and ordered one from Woodcraft. Talk about customer service... I ordered it late Monday night, it was shipped on Tuesday and I received it before noon on Friday. How's that for quick service?

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Model AFS-1000B is 1044 CFM and has 3 speed: 550, 702 and 1044 CFM. The AFS-1000B can filter the air in a 20' x 20' x 8' shop in under five minutes and filter the air in that size shop a dozen times an hour. Shipping weight 61 lb. The Jet 3-speed Air Filtration Systems clean and circulate the air in your shop while you work, filtering 98-99% of all particles, five microns in size and 85% of particles one micron in size. And with the timer, you come into your shop, set the timer for two, four or eight hours and forget it. The system automatically shuts down at the time you've set. They use a convenient standard size outer filter, run quietly and come with a remote control for convenience.

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I have the same unit and have been extremely pleased with it. Love the remote and the ability to set the timer for a period of time. I know the air quality in my shop is much improved. Wouldn't work in the shop today w/o it. Tim
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I too have a Jet air filtration system along with the Jet Dust collection. I couldn't imagine the dust I'd have without them.
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George I want some pics of you hanging that heavy air filtration system your self. Or you could send one to me and I'll show you some pics of me hanging it myself. Great deal. But it sounds like the both of us would need to lift some weights before hiking it up to the ceiling.


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Have the same unit, and it works very well. Whenever I come into the shop, it goes on, set timer case I forget to turn it off later. I got the washable filter so I can get it really clean. Mostly I just blow out the filter and put it right back in. Depending upon what I am doing, it may be every day or at least every couple days.
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Default AFS-400 versus AFS-1000B?

I'm looking at adding an air filtration unit, and currently contemplating the Jet AFS-400. While the AFS-1000B looks sweet indeed, my shop is a two-car garage that once completed will actually hold the two cars as well as my shop.

I'm thinking that while the 1000B would be superior, the added size, weight, and cost outweigh the functional improvements. (BTW, Woodcraft is currently offering free shipping, even for these oversized puppies; the 400 is $180 and the 1000B $300!)

(One factor on which I can't find comparison is noise level, BTW... that info would be great to have.)

Does anyone have experience with both models and/or some added data for comparison?


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Bob, I have the 1000B in a 2-car garage and it works great. I can assure you its effective. I take my outer filter off every couple months and take it outside for cleaning(I'm a light hobbiest) and its amazing how much dust comes off from tapping it against a fencepost. Back-clow air through it from your compressor and you can not only see the dust fly but also see that the filter is translucent after appearing opaque from dust.

It's amazingly silent on low and even on high it's mostly a moving-air type noise (no comparison to a shop vac). You can tell its on (on high, where I usually use mine) but there's no need to talk a bit louder than when its off when talking over it.

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Thanks, Jim.

I ended up doing a lot of searching to find out about comparative noise levels, as well as owner's experiences. I can't find anything at all on the AFS-400 noise level... but did find specs on the AFS-1000B and the Powermatic PM1200. I wish they made a smaller version of the PM unit, but I may go with that on the basis of both great user reviews and very impressive noise stats.

The AFS-1000B is rated at 62/67/69 db for the three speeds. The PM1200 is rated at 52,58, and 65, with higher flow rates... and with decibels being on a logarithmic scale, that low speed sounds VERY attractive. I don't know if the advantage is from better design, or perhaps just having a 1/4 HP in place of the Jet's 1/5 HP. (The AFS-400 has a 1/8HP motor, BTW.)

Tools-Plus has some ridiculous prices on all of these units currently; they're taking the WMH group's 15% off their standard selling price, and charging $6.50 for continental US shipping. That helps a LOT in making a decision to buy the higher-priced unit...

Thanks for the feedback, and when I make a final decision and get my unit, I'll drop a reply in this thread.

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Since I'm in the process of setting up a small shop (1/3 of a 1car garage) would the AFS 400 be enough for dust collection or would I also need a shop vac hooked up to my TS,router table et. ???
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Since I'm in the process of setting up a small shop (1/3 of a 1car garage) would the AFS 400 be enough for dust collection or would I also need a shop vac hooked up to my TS,router table et. ???
I would also hookup dust collection to your machines. The air filtration system will not pickup the waste from your machines. The combination of both would make for a clean working environment.

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