|Forum topic by Douglas||posted 05-25-2011 06:28 PM||1283 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
05-25-2011 06:28 PM
I’ve been woodworking for about a year, and as I do, read, and learn more about setting up a shop, I’ve gotten serious about dust collection safety. I started with the shop vac for basic dust collection, then moved up to to a Rockler 3/4 HP wall mount DC, and changed the 40 micron bag out to a 5 micron bag. I’ve now come to realize that I’m just blowing the most harmful dust around in my shop (1 to 5 micron), so I’ve gone the route of ordering the classic Harbor Freight 2HP DC and a Wynn 35A cannister filter.
That’s all good, but I also want to do air filtration. My shop is a typical 22×22 garage, ~ 500 sq ft. While I like the specs and price of this Jet AFS-400 Benchtop Air Filtration System (~$225), I’ve wondering what I can do with my relatively new Rockler 3/4 HP DC. I have plenty of 1/2 ply around, and was thinking of DiY-ing an air filtration box, with the blower from the Rockler as the engine. I imagine a 12” x 24” x 3’ long box, with a few good filters on the front and back, with the blower in the middle, with the intake and output sides sealed from each other.
- is the 3/4 HP 12 amp 650CFM Rockler motor going to be too powerful?