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    Would anyone have sum ideals on makeing a air cleaner form my shop . Money is tight right need to see if I could make some thing to get me by for a while


    thank you the saw man
    Hegner

  • #2
    howdy
    not sure what you mean by an air cleaner,but

    a simple was to remove dust from the air is to get a cheap box fan and a cheap or expensive air filter from places like home depot.

    TApe the filter on the outside (air intake side) and turn it on.

    I have a couple of them running and am amazed at how much dust they pike up.

    I also have a smaller one about 10" by 10" that i use for quick sanding jobs....

    pete
    Last edited by pete00; 11-01-2006, 08:40 AM.
    Pete Ripaldi

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    • #3
      I am in the process of making my own air cleaner. I purchased a furnace blower and a four poistion switch on e-bay all for under $75. I am having trouble locating a pocket filter. I am waiting for that before I make the box so I know my final dimensions.

      I had gotten a link on this forum for a pocket filter but they would not ship from Canada to the US.
      Dan

      -Just do'in the best I can every day

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      • #4
        I made mine with a used furnace squirrel cage blower as shown sitting on my scrollsaw stool before assembly. All parts including the blower and the filters and the plywood that I made the box with cost about $125.00 and has the same capacity of any of the $350.00 to $400.00 commercial ones.
        That pocket filter catches an enormous amount of the very fine dust down below 1 micron that goes right through a furnace filter and the furnace type filter on the front catches the bigger dust. It is the fine dust that does the most harm to your lungs
        W.Y.

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        • #5
          clean air`

          Thank for all the advice guys , a lot of good ideals this has to be one 0f the best web sites i have ever been for help . must be the wood thing we all are in


          Thanks again guys
          Hegner

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          • #6
            I don't think anyone has mentioned a downdraft table for sanding.
            Gravity and a fan will keep the dust close to where is comes off the wood.
            I wonder if the same principle could be used on a scroll saw table.
            If the table had a surface with holes in it or built up in the form of a grid with a shopvac underneath it would collect all that dust that we blow off the pattern lines.
            CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
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            Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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            • #7
              I have often thought about putting one of these by my saw table since I have a dust collector, but have not come up with a good solution on how to mount and make sure it does not get in the way.
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              Dan

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              • #8
                This thread gave me insiration to resume my search for an inexpensive pocket filter. I was able to find a source for a 24 X 24 X 26 filter with a 1500 CFM capacity for $30. Smaller versions are available with less CFM capacity. If interested PM me for the URL.
                Last edited by owler; 11-02-2006, 01:42 PM.
                Dan

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                • #9
                  Perhaps you can purchase a scroll cage fan or even get one for free from a furnace company/heating contractor. I remember back when I put in a new furnace they took away the old one and the fan still worked. You could even say that it was already in a box with a switch too, and a filter slot...heck, the furnace was only replaced because of the heater core and the level of efficiency. Take away the heater core and basically you have an already made air cleaner. My old furnace was tossed into their recycling bin, and I'm sure that's a common thing...make some phone calls, you may get a free already made air cleaner and only need to purchase some filters.
                  Keep an eye out in your newspaper adds to for old furnaces, air filters, dust collectors..and auctions too. Bought my big dust collector for $50 at an estate sale. Some cities have special papers just for this kind of thing..here it's called the wheeler dealer.
                  Jeff Powell

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by owler
                    This thread gave me insiration to resume my search for an inexpensive pocket filter. I was able to find a source for a 24 X 24 X 26 filter with a 1500 CFM capacity for $30. Smaller versions are available with less CFM capacity. If interested PM me for the URL.
                    HELLO
                    I AM READY TO BUILD MY AIR CLEANER NOW . I WAS GOING THOUGHT MY OLD POST AND FOUND THIS ONE WAS JUST WONDERING HOW YOURS TRUNED OUT ?



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                    Hegner

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