JoshMaz writes: “Any woodworker with a saw also has sawdust — and probably lots of it. Sure, many tools have a ‘dust extraction port,’ but these seem to be only partially effective at best. Besides the health issues associated with breathing dusty air, it seems that every horizontal surface in the shop — and the rest of my basement — is always covered in a layer of dust. Well, the wife bought me one of these babies (the AFS-1000B) for Christmas and what a difference it makes! I just turn it on and set the timer when I start working and then forget all about it. From the first day I used it I could see the difference in the air in my shop. One of these is highly recommended for any serious hobbyist or shop-owner.”
I’ve used JET’s dust collection system on fixed power tools before, and Josh is right — even when it captures the majority of the big stuff, there’s always a bit of smaller materials floating around in the air. Not only is this stuff nasty to breathe, it’s also a fire hazard, both in the air and on surfaces. I’m embarassed to say that I didn’t know JET made a filtration system like this. Shame on me.
Street pricing starts around $225 for the starter model (up to 440 CFM), and they make larger ones.