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b2rtch

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11-17-2010 08:41 PM

Do you have any experience with Craftsman 1/5 hp Ambient Air Cleaner?

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00981312000P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1

Product Description

Powerful, reliable and exceptionally efficient, the Craftsman Ambient Air Cleaner collects particles and dust in any area.Featuring a 3-speed motor with a 4 hour timer, this air cleaner filters unwanted particles with ease, leaving you with a cleaner, healthier environment to work in.
$269.99

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  • 1/5 hp 3-speed motor
  • 4 hour timer
  • Filter cycle runs 22 times per hour for 20 ft. x 20 ft. x 8 ft. room
  • 5 micron, 3-pocket electrostatic outer filter, 1 micron inner filter
  • Weight: 58 lbs
  • Fully assembled

Thank you.
Bert

-- Bert


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#1 posted 11-17-2010 09:09 PM

No experience with it, but I did notice a glaring omission, at least for me… No remote control. Depending on your ceiling height, and how you mount it, chances are you might need at least a step stool to turn it on and set the timer. What a pain!

I am really happy so far with the performance of my Grizzly G0572. I have read great things about the Delta 50-872, The JDS-750ER, Powermatic 1200, and Jet AFS-1000B. Perhaps one of those models might be more in line with what you need…?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#2 posted 11-17-2010 09:15 PM

I stuck mine on a Long Ranger, since it came with neither a remote NOR a timer.

The range on the LR is so good, I just bring the remote with me, when I go back upstairs, and click it off after a while.

No personal experience with the Craftsman, either, Bert, incidentally. BIG fan of the JDS units, though. You’ve put a LOT of money into doing your shop right. It may be worth considering spending a bit more on an excellent air filtration unit, too.

Yeah. This is LumberJocks … where we’re exceptionally good at spending other people’s money ;-)

For that matter … if you have access to the necessary parts (eg, blower motor), lots of people have made excellent versions, by themselves !

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 11-17-2010 09:26 PM

” For that matter … if you have access to the necessary parts (eg, blower motor), lots of people have made excellent versions, by themselves !”

I ma also thinking about doping it but if I can find a cleaner for a reasonable price I rather buy one.
I have been looking at the grizzly.

I also noticed the “no remote” may be that’s just an omission

-- Bert

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#4 posted 11-17-2010 09:28 PM

I have the Delta, works great just turn it on, set the run time all with the remote. Sometimes I use it just to assist in heating and cooling circulation of the air when I’m not making dust. Love it.

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#5 posted 11-17-2010 10:10 PM

If you are looking @ the Grizzly, specifically the G0572, hang tight for a bit… I just ordered some PSI pre filters for mine, I wanted to avoid constantly having to wait for replacement filters to come in, so I wanted a washable unit… I will let you know if they fit… But so far I have been ecstatic about my Grizz…

And even after shipping, it costs less than that Craftsman…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#6 posted 11-17-2010 10:21 PM

About replaceable filter : at eh home depot and at lowes they sale kit to make your own washable filters. I just do not know how good these filters are.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 11-17-2010 10:29 PM

I have this Air Cleaner( the older model ) in my shop. It has been in use for 5 years now with not one issue. I just keep the filter clean and it works great. I don’t need a remote, my arm is long enough to reach it. ( not a long arm, just a low ceiling)
Good Luck

-- Guy Kroll www.thelandsathillsidefarms.org

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#8 posted 11-17-2010 10:49 PM

LOL @ GuyK… Yeah, short ceilings, or long arms would help!

I looked at the washable filter kits. Got leery of the filtering capacity of them. Then again, these are only 5 micron filters, just to keep the big chunks out of the sock filter inside the unit…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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