This extractor can be used in small home workshops for common wood machining tasks where a higher airflow than provided by a vacuum extractor is required. The quiet running induction motor provides plenty of power to extract from many small workshop machines. The inlet diameter is 100mm(4"), the outlet into the bag is 100mm(4") and the airflow is sufficient to handle the majority of waste likely to be produced in the small home workshop. A useful feature is that it can be used either on the floor or suspended from a sturdy wall using the two hanging brackets provided. A useful grab handle and castors allow easy mobility. Hose not supplied. See extraction hose selection for further details. Please note that this is a chippings extractor and should not be expected to collect fine dust. As with all the high volume low pressure airflow machines, the inlet should not be restricted to below 75mm diameter and the bag should be emptied regularly. Spare bag provided.Performance Rating 1
|Airflow||850 m³/hr @ 100 mm|
|Bag Capacity||37 litre|
|Hose Diameter||100 mm|
|Nett Weight||22 kg|
|Overall L x W x H||380 mm x 1,100 mm x 410 mm|
|Particle Size||30 micron|
|Sound Power Level [Uncertainty K]||70 dB(A) [1.5 dB]|
15 March 2017
Good extractorThis is a great extractor if you don't have much room like me. It is very quiet and has good suction. Use on table saw and clean up the floor. Item had slight damage to inlet port when arrived but after speaking with Axminster cs I received a new part in 3 working days. Very good service thank you. Can't go wrong at the price. Also note you get 2 bags with it which was a nice surprise.
1 March 2017
It sucksI have been using one of these for a while now. Several points: 1- The dust bag is useless and very difficult to empty. Solution: build an exterior box and route the air flow through that (ordinary builders' 100mm fittings and flexi steel pipe will work). Filters on the box need not be fine - just put a little door on it so you can remove the sawdust. 2 - It copes with quite large chippings (and even accidentally dropped sandpaper), but I agree with Harry, I made a second 'primary' box (before the fan) which contains a baffle and allows most stuff to drop out BEFORE it goes through the fan. That can be accessed via a sealed door to empty the contents.Thus only fine dust reaches the exterior box. Works very well.
9 October 2016
Good valueI'm pleasantly surprised with this little machine coupled to my Hammer A3-31 PT. I needed something compact due to space constraints and was a little concerned this wouldn't be able to cope. However, it works well, capturing most of the chips produced. No complaints so far.
20 February 2016
Good for small shavings but...A neat bit of kit that works quite well for very fine wood chips and sawdust, but it's inlet quickly clogs up and blocks with large chips and wood shavings. I use mine exclusively to support my wood turning, and certain woods do produce large shavings. On these occasions I spend half my time on my knees with the inlet hose uncoupled, clearing the blockage and this can be rather frustrating. The machine will not remove fine dust, and I did not expect it to. Noise level is not excessive. Emptying the cloth bag (through the neck) can be a bit fiddly and dusty - a zip or Velcro in the large end of the bag would have been innovative. Two bags are supplied, and they last well - I launder mine regularly. Overall, neat, reasonably quiet, and good value for money for small sawdust, but a better approach needed for coarse chippings.
27 August 2014
Extractor is good but text is wrong - beware!Extractor is fine but frustrating that APTC specifically state "the outlet into the bag is 125mm(5") " which is incorrect, it is 100mm. So muggins went and bought expensive 125mm semi rigid aluminium duct and fittings for the outlet (wasn't using the supplied bag) and all of this was an expensive waste of money. Please correct the text in the description, APTC!