Package deal comprises the Axminster Hobby Series AWEDE2 Extractor and the AWEDE2 Filter Cartridge.
Axminster Hobby Series AWEDE2 Extractor
A chip and coarse dust extractor for extracting from saws, planers, spindle moulders, bandsaws and similar machines in a small workshop. Equipped with two cloth bags, the top one acting as the filter and the lower one for collecting the waste. Power comes from a 750W induction motor equipped with a no-volt-release switch and emergency stop button. If required, the cloth collection bag can be replaced with plastic waste sacks, which can be more convenient for storage of waste prior to disposal. An unusual feature of this extractor is the floor sweeping attachment which fits to the base of the machine, allowing the extractor to be wheeled around the workshop, collecting waste as it goes. There is a fine filter bag available for use when collecting medium sized dust particles, or alternatively, an optional fine dust cartridge filter can be fitted. (N.B.You must use plastic waste sacks with the fine filter bag or cartridge filter). The machine is supplied with approximately 600mm length of inlet hose; additional lengths of 100mm hose are available separately. This machine uses waste sack size - 560 x 915mm (340068).
AWEDE2 Filter Cartridge
Air filter cartridge for the AWEDE2 Extractor. Upgrades the performance of this extractor, able to handle fine saw dusts as well as chippings. Simply slots on with a stiff rubber seal. You must use plastic waste sacks with this filter. Partical size 1 micron. Internal mounting size is 360mm diameter.
28 November 2017
DisappointedI have been using this extractor for the past two years and have only been disappointed by it. Do not expect mobility around the workshop with this machine - all of the bolts that held the wheels on have vibrated off and hence there is only one wheel still attached. Even when freshly assembled it struggled to roll over a concrete floor. The floor sweep is a waste of time and just ends up getting caught on things. The suction from the unit is abysmal - I use it with my table saw, bandsaw and jointer/planer combo machine. With the saws it struggles to collect the fine dust and with the planer it probably collects 75-80% of the chips and frequently clogs up. When in use with the planer the extraction hose will often have chips lining the bottom of it which the extractor has failed to suck up. Bag changes are a nightmare since both of the ratchet style metal belts that were supplied with the machine have broken - the metal clip has become un-crimped from the planting strap so when you go to tighten the belt the clip just slides further along the strap - this means that there is often a poor seal around the top of the bag leading to dust spraying out the top of the machine, not exactly ideal. I paid extra for the filter upgrade, the handle to turn the paddle often becomes loose on its shaft meaning that rotating the handle does not rotate the paddle inside the filter leading to a clogged filter, the metal mesh that goes around the filter is incredibly sharp, I once gouged my knuckle whilst spinning the handle. The bags for the machine are so small that I spend my entire time emptying them. On a milling day when I am using the planer I can easily fill four or five bags with chips which slows down work massively.
7 June 2016
Keeps blockingFine for dust but use it on anything other such as a thickneser or plainer and it blocks with one pass of the timber on the machine. Spend half your time unblocking it I'd give it 4/10