I'm making an effort to keep my clients' houses cleaner (partly inspired by the JLC article back in Nov, "Controlling the Daily Dust"). Unlike the article, however, which suggested a dust extractor placed outside the building, I think my particular needs would be better met by a unit inside my work area. It could filter the air and then exhaust to the outdoors to negatively pressurize the work area.
I'm considering 2 models, both by Jet. One is small and very portable: the AFS-500, 33 lbs, 12x15x24, 440 cfm. The other is larger and rather unwieldly: the AFS-1000, 57 lbs, 14x26x32, 770 cfm.
Does anyone have any job-site experience with either of these? I certainly don't want to lug the big one around if the little one will do the job. But I question whether the little one has the capacity. (My interior work involves all different types of projects, --kitchens, baths, doors, windows, wood floors, etc.)
Here I am. I do indeed have the Abatement Technologies H2000HP. It's expensive and we don't use it all the time, but it was still well worth buying. There was another thread on this topic - search for my postings and you'll find it.
And I first heard about the machine in JLC several years ago - an article called Lead Safe Remodeling, I think.
I bought the Delta 800 cfm model(single speed) a couple of months ago and keep it on most of the day near my cutting area. It works well but I wish I would have gotten the two speed jet so I could hear myself think when I'm not cutting. For the amount of cutting I do( a lot lately me, another carpenter and two apprentices in one area), I dont think the 400 cfm would do the job. I also have my fein turbo II hooked up to my miter saw which removes the bulk of the miter saw dust. The amount of dust extracted from the air in a day is shocking. My lungs thank me now.