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Offline Grev

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Powermatic PM1250 Air Cleaner
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:04 AM »
Just curious if anyone has one of these?  Trying to do what I can to handle the dust we all make.

Powermatic PM1250

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Offline RKA

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Re: Powermatic PM1250 Air Cleaner
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2018, 09:56 AM »
Considering it.  I'm a little troubled or puzzled by their specs on the particle filtration.  Usually you see XX% @ 1 micron or something like that.  In this case they changed it and eliminated references to the particle sizes.  When I get time I'll call them to sort out why they changed the filtration specs compared to the other air filter.

That said, I like the smaller form factor and the ability to move it around as needed.  I would prefer to have it somewhere in the vicinity of the active dust maker at any given time.  But since I work in a basement, if I wanted it hung from the ceiling joists (7-8 ft), it hangs low enough that I'm walking around it rather than under it with some other filters.  I'm unsure where I stand on that right now. 

I figure I've got until cyber monday to make a decision.  I'm not forking out asking price for this, and even at a discounted price (if it's eligible), it's still pricey.

Offline williaty

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Re: Powermatic PM1250 Air Cleaner
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 09:43 PM »
Did you get a straight answer out of them? Electrostatic filters often are poor performers, so I'd like to know the real rating before spending a huge chunk of change on this.

Offline RKA

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Re: Powermatic PM1250 Air Cleaner
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 10:43 PM »
I never called them.  The more I thought over the price, the less inclined I was to commit to the purchase. 

Online Gregor

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Re: Powermatic PM1250 Air Cleaner
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 01:58 AM »
Electrostatic filters often are poor performers
Can be quite effective though to trap the respirable dust that's able to pass a mechanical (pre-)filter.