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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-17-2016, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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So in the middle of wiring my 220 volt S45 bandsaw and waiting on parts a guy down the street had a Jet AFS-1000B Air Filtration System for sale cheap. I bought it not really looking for one. It seems in new shape and he said he only just had it for a little over a year. Price was $150. I had just sold my small bandsaw so I had the cash.

I have it mounted to where I get pretty good circulation also using a window fan unit. The window fan blows to the input side of the Jet Air filter. I think it will work well but I am not cutting anything right now.

I have seen some reviews on this unit a few years back but nothing recently. For all you guys with the Jet air filter do you still like it?

I guess I am going to buy a washable outside filter which Woodcraft sells. The outside Jet filter currently sucks in an 1/2 inch or more so I think it is dirty and needs to be replaced. The inside filter I washed and it seems fine.
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Lee, had mine for years and still love it.

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Hey Lee..... I have a Craftsman version of your air cleaner. Not as good as yours, but basically the same thing. I find it great for what I use it for. When sanding, especially using my drum sander (even with DC hooked up) I turn the unit on and it will clear up my shop in less than a minute, if I run it while sanding, no worries what so ever. Same thing while using my bandsaw. There is always a certain amount of wood that's gonna get airborn and these things do a fine job of filtering it out...very pleased with mine.

Mine has the metal screen then a cloth filter. The metal filter cleans up easy enough, the cloth bag is a pain in DA BUTT to clean up...but I figure the more that gets caught in the filter and bag, the less that gets caught in my lungs....I think you'll like it alot!!!
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These have gotten very good reviews for years. They are for filtering fine particles left in the air and should run 2-4 hours after you finish cutting in the shop. Still, I would never do any cutting without a dust mask on.
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All I can say is...you lucky dog! Everytime i do something in the shop, even with the DC running, I dream about having a real ceiling mounted air filter.
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I have mine sitting on a stand. I just blow the intake filter out when needed and stick it back in. You'll be surprised at what's in that filter after using it awhile. And the timer is great. Just set it for 2,4, or 8 hours and forget it. Pretty quiet too. I paid $259 with free shipping + tax from Rockler when they had a sale last year.

Money well spent, in my opinion.

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I am happy with mine,runs quiet and basically gets the dust you don't see. The timer is a nice option you can leave it running when you close up shop and it shuts itself off.
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Had mine for 6 months now and really notice the difference. Keep the filters clean (no big deal) and get in the habit of using it. I especially like the timer feature.
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Still happy with mine and run it for general air circulation, particularly in the summer even when I'm not cutting or sanding. The exhaust point to an open window with a fan that blows out as well.

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Had mine for at least 10 years. About 6 months ago my remote stopped responding. Could turn it on but not off or change speeds. For a couple of months I just turned it off at the breaker but soon got tired of that and cut loose $100 for a new circuit board and glad I did.
I have two washable outer filters and swap them out regularly to keep the (expensive) inner filter in good shape. I have replaced the inner filter once when I caught it in sale at Woodcraft. I did wash out the first inner filter a couple of times but not sure how effective it was and product info indicates that the inner filter is not designed to be cleaned. Someone mentioned blowing it out and I think I'll try that. I'm interested if anyone else has found a good method to clean the inner filter.
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