Well this is a genuine air scrubber. I know that the dust in the air is really bad for your lungs and just isn’t fun to breath. I know once I get my dust collector, that dust will be down to a minimum but there will always be some dust in the air. Even when sanding or during any operation that won’t connect to the collector. So I was thinking about also getting a air scrubber that was cheap yet effective. I was looking at Shop Vac’s model, but it seemed kind of cheaply made and it didn’t really fit into my price range at the moment, even though it’s only around 100 bucks. I was then looking in my Wood Magazine and found the article on air scrubbers and found out that they were talking about making your own with a simple box fan. Well I have to say that I am very impressed with this homemade contraption. It may not work as well as a $300 Jet but it will still filter the air and get some dust out of the air that would have otherwise been in my lungs. And, best of all, it only set me back around $17.
One box fan- $12 at walmart :)
One furnace filter (mine are a pack of 4 and are just some short life ones)- $2 on clearance at walmart :)
Duct tape (white for prettiness)- $3
All you have to do is place the furnace filter on the back of the fan and tape it to the box fan so that air won’t leak around the seal. Then flip it on and your ready to go.
If you happen to have on hand a small remote plug thing than you can even rig it to go on with a cordless remote!!
-- Tyler, Illinois