|Review by Karson||posted 06-03-2009 05:03 AM||7525 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
There have been posts on LJ’s and other places about taking a box fan and putting a furnace filter on it to filter the shop air. When I was on my Mini Shop Tour a couple of weeks ago, I noticed a home made one hanging in the shop of Greg3G.
On my way home from my surgery my wife asked me if I wanted to go shopping. I was willing. We went to an Salvage store called Ollie's Bargain Outlet
While I was there I spied this box fan. It was $25.00 I asked my wife what box fans cost now a days. She thought about $20.00.
So anyway today she was in another of their stores and she called and asked if I wanted one. I told her OK.
Here is the company advertising.
Lasko PERFORMANCE Air Cleaner w/Arm & Hammer® Filter
$56.99 Item #: 3900
The Performance Air Cleaner Fan takes in the unfiltered air and provides clean air throughout your entire room in just 3 easy steps… plug in, choose filtration volume and start breathing cleaner air in minutes! One pleated home air filter with ARM & HAMMER® Baking Soda is included with the fan.
Personalize with Your Choice of Replacement Filter (compatible with all national brands of 20” x 20” x 1” furnace filters)
Controls Common Allergens, Household & Cooking Odors, and Airborne Particles
Harness the Power Of a Whole-House Filter to Clean the Air in a Large Room in Less Than 5 Minutes!(15’x 15’x 8’)
Unfiltered Air In, Clean Air Out
The filter is rated to 5 Micron.
I plugged it in and the volume of air seems to be low, but I guess that’s the restriction of the filter.
The filter is 20” X 20” and is a standard furnace replacement type.
I’ve not used it in the shop yet.
The case around the filter has louvers and clips to the fan. a 2 second removal. Very easy. It will give me ideas for making my own shield if I go that way also.
I assume that it is a quality fan motor and probably a better quality than some other fans of no name brand. But that might just be me saying that mine is better than yours. Time will tell.
I gave it a 3 stars because it is untried as of yet.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware firstname.lastname@example.org †