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Noggsy

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Morning all,

I need an extractor for my small workshop that will sit under either of my benches. I have a small lathe, a medium bandsaw and an 8" p/t. Does anyone have any thoughts on the entry-level one from Axi:

http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-ax ... rod794272/

The reviews seem to suggest this smaller unit is very noisy - is this something I can expect with any extractor?

I already have a microclene air filter, which I find cleans the air well, and I use a Trend respirator for all but minor sanding, but I want to capture more dust before it gets into the air.

Any thoughts gratefully received.
 

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Hello Noggsy,

I have one of these & it is very noisey ..& a bit rubbish ..if p/t means Planer/Thicknesser then this is not what I'd recommend. The filter & motor is right up against the inlet & so I have found it blocks very easily. I bought it as it was the only one I could get easily that also fitted into my then very small setup. I only use it as a vacuum now to vac the floor around my bench.

I then went for an 1/2Hp free standing chip extractor & that was better but not great & it was bulky (I suppose I could've made a plan to modify it if necessary) but because it did not do well across my small set-up I got a Record DX4000 (on here for a good price) & it is brilliant- very powerful ! It's not too noisey either.

I know of another chap who recently got an entry level Axi chip extractor & he's fed up with it already after little use & he only has a small P/T & sander.
 

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For fitting under a bench, you're probably looking at multi-motor vacuum extractors. I have the DX4000 too and I rate it highly, it's not quiet but then power tools aren't either and I don't find I need ear protection unless I'm using my noisiest tools like routers. Would be a bit quieter under a bench too. Alternatively Axminster sell the Numatic extractors or you can go down the Camvac route, both of which also get generally favourable feedback from their owners.
 

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THanks to both for your thoughts...not the small Axi one then! I'll look out for a DX400, thanks again.
 
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