Wen Air Cleaner for $124. Looks identical to the Grizzly

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Forum topic by Holbs posted 03-03-2016 02:13 AM 1209 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2016 02:13 AM

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Unknown quality but has 75+ 4-5 star reviews. Tis a good deal since it’s mostly $160-$180.
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#1 posted 03-03-2016 02:23 AM

I have my doubts—maybe because of those yellow question marks on top.

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#2 posted 03-03-2016 02:56 AM

You are correct except for the color scheme it looks just like my Grizzly units. Since the Grizzly is of know quality and is usually on sale for around $160 I don’t see much of an incentive to take a chance on this unit.

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#3 posted 03-03-2016 03:27 AM

I’ve had this wen unit for two years. Works great. I use shop fox filters for it. I believe it to be the same unit as the grizzly and others.

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#4 posted 03-03-2016 03:30 AM

If it works well, that seems like a pretty good deal. I know I paid well over twice that for my JET AFS1000.

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#5 posted 03-03-2016 03:53 AM

I have my doubts—maybe because of those yellow question marks on top.

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#6 posted 03-03-2016 04:02 AM

Has anyone added a washable filter to a shop air cleaner, seems like a good way to expand the life of the normal filter.

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#7 posted 03-03-2016 04:07 AM

I was looking at those to see about making some kind of airflow pattern through the shop. I asked Wynn Environmental if they had an aftermarket filter that had a better rating but sadly they didn’t. I was thinking of having 1 in each of the corners of the shop and have the air go in a circular pattern with the breeze to my back, so that any escaping dust gets pushed away from me and into the path of the filters.

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#8 posted 03-03-2016 11:19 AM

400 CFM isn’t that much.

I scored a free one from work someone made with two fans. About 1300 CFM.

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#9 posted 03-03-2016 11:46 AM

I too looked at this one when shopping for an air filtration unit, but ended up getting the Jet . Spent more but really happy with the high air flow and job that the Jet has done.

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#10 posted 03-03-2016 12:39 PM

I have two of the Grizzlies in my small shop. They push air in opposite directions to keep it going in somewhat of a circle. I like them, the filters seem to stop a lot, and I can feel the bit of air circulating, unless my garage door is open, and then I turn on my 20” fans.
No complaints on my Grizzlies, save the start/stop contacts in the hand held remotes tend to get erratic.

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#11 posted 03-09-2016 11:33 AM

I’d say that is a good deal. I have the Grizzly twin to this, and luv it. A second one on the other side of the shop might do even better.

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