Review

Not having used an air-filtration system in my basement shop before, I was amazed at how much dust Powermatic’s PM1200 collected on its outer filter after only 10 hours of normal shop use.
That jolted me to be more conscious of the air I was breathing. To challenge the PM1200, I wore a respirator and blasted everything in my shop with jets of compressed-air, stirring up a smog-quality haze. I set the cleaner on its highest of three speeds (nearly 1,200 cfm) and left for an hour. When I returned the air looked crystal clear again, and very little dust had settled onto my tools. Rated to trap as much as 85 percent of 1-micron-sized dust particles, this air cleaner makes me confident I can breathe easier in my shop. The remote-controlled PM1200 has a built-in timer that you set for up to nine hours. —Tested by Bob Wilson

Product

Performance

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Features

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Value

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
4.8
out of 5