|Review by lsemarc||posted 09-14-2010 06:04 PM||2990 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
I thought for years that dust collection and air quality in the workshop wasn’t that important. After my grandfather passed away from lung cancer I decided that I should do something about protecting mine.
Without my wife knowing I went and picked one up and figured I had a couple of weeks before she noticed the charge on our account. Due to traveling I was unable to get it installed for about two weeks. The guilt about not telling her finally got to me and I told her what I did, surprisingly she was not upset (anthing to keep the dust down in the house gets her blessing). About 30 minutes after telling her she comes back into the kitchen with the mail and had opened up a card that was addressed to me, a card from Woodcraft thanking me for purchasing the aircleaner.
Getting the unit unboxed and hung on the ceiling (with her help) took about 30 minutes. The unit is heavy so I definitely recommend two people. I turned it on high thinking it would be loud but was surprised at how quiet it is. I gave it a quick test by creating some dust on my tablesaw with the dust collector off and was amazed at how fast it sucked the offending particles of plywood up and out of the air. The remote control feature is great, nice to keep the remote close to where I am working and turn it on when needed. I also love the timer, really nice to set it for an hour or two when you are done to help get the crud out of the air.
My workshop is in the basement of our house right below the living room, we have hardwood floors so nothing to absorb any nosie that it would create and she has never complained when it is running. I honestly cannot tell it is running when I am in the living room.
I have noticed that the amount of dust on things the next day is very minimal. I have not used it enough to have to clean the filters yet.
Overall I am very happy with my purchase (had a hard time buying something that isn’t considered a tool).