Dust collection in my shop is limited to my shop vac set up with a hepa filter. If I need to do anything that kicks up a lot of dust, I roll the tools out in the yard and work there. There are a few operations that aren’t convenient to do outside.
First, my Mitre Saw is most easily used in place. I use a controller to turn on the vac when I’m using the saw. It collects some of the dust but a lot of it goes all over. Also, when I’m sanding a project between coats of finish there is some dust that is hard to collect.
I ordered the Jet AFS-1000B from Amazon for $280. It arrived in good condition. I read through the manual, but there isn’t much to set up. Plug in and go. It included a remote control to adjust the three air speeds and it also has a timer function. I decided on this unit because it has decent specs for the price point – 98% of 5 micron particles and 85% of 1 micron particles.
It currently is sitting on a table top. I have an eight foot ceiling, so I don’t think I want to hang it there. The manual describes a wall mounting option that I am considering.
So far it seems to work well. I’ve used it a couple of days in the shop and it has cut down on the amount of dust. On low speed, it is pretty quiet, but noticeable. On the medium or higher speeds it bothers me so I have been wearing hearing protection while it is on.
After I use this for a bit and decide how to mount it I’ll post a review.
-- Joe, Cumming, GA