Air Cleaner

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Project by JBsWorkshop posted 10-23-2014 12:56 AM 2051 views 12 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a squirrel cage blower for $30 and watched a youtube video on how to make this contraption. Here is the final project.

The box is made of MDF and plywood. I bought a timer that goes up 8 hours and shuts off (1,2,4,8 hr increments) from Amazon. The wiring wasn’t quite pretty but it does the job for my shop. I also have a two-way toggle to select low or high on the blower. I’ve never used the high setting.

There are two filters (20×20x1): a cheap one to replace every so often and a more expensive to blow out a few times before replacing. Basically, I picked a size filter and built the box to fit.

The last pictures shows a comparison of a clean filter and a filter after sanding for an hour or so.

Thanks for looking.

-- Jason Barlow,

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#1 posted 10-23-2014 01:10 AM

Try using the best filters money can buy otherwise, you risk the chance of blowing the more dangerous, smaller particles back through the shop.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#2 posted 10-23-2014 05:43 AM

Had a blower given to me some time back, been wanting to make something similar, though leaning toward a downdraft table that also works for a shop filter.

-- "....put that handsaw to work and make it earn its keep. - summerfi" <==< JuStiN >==>=->

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#3 posted 10-23-2014 08:39 AM

Nice project, enjoy.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 10-23-2014 02:40 PM

nicely done, bubbachitta…

-- -Shawn

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