While reporting on recent woodworking tool and equipment deals, I learned that JET quietly launched a new air filtration system, model AFS1000C.
This is far from JET’s first woodworking air cleaner, but it caught my attention for being very different.
For reference, this is what JET’s AFS-1000B air filter looks like. I’ve got one of these, and one of their older smaller 400 CFM models that it’s impossible to find filters for. They’re pretty basic, with simple controls and boxy construction.
And here is the new JET AFS1000C, with sleek curves and angles.
If not for the JET branding, I’d think the two products were made by completely different tool brands.
Whereas the older “model “B” model features a rectangular metal enclosure, the new model has an almost U-shape, and features ABS plastic construction.
JET says that the plastic housing makes the AFS1000C air cleaner “lighter and less prone to damage,” and that it also “dampens vibrations and noise.”
The cutaway shows a clearer view of the internal design.
It has a digital and downwards-aimed control panel, which looks to be a huge improvement over the “B” model’s very spartan and hard-to-view design.
The control panel has LED indicators to inform you of filter life, as well as indicators and controls for the speed and timer settings.
There are 6 speed settings, and the timer can be set for 1 to 16 hours.
Here’s where the “smarter” aspect comes into play – the air filtration system also features a sensor that automatically adjusts the motor speed based on air quality.
This means that the air filter will automatically dial up its speed and airflow when the sensor picks up a higher amount of dust in the air, and ramps it back down once the air is cleaner.
The auto mode is optional; you can set the operational speed manually if desired.
JET ADS1000C Key Features & Specifications
- 1/3HP 3.8A motor
- 450 – 1000 CFM
- 51-67 dBA noise at 1 meter
- 1-16 hour timer
- Dual filter system
- Diffuser disperses air into broader pattern
- Radio frequency remote control
- BLCDC motors
- Captures particles down to 1 micron
- Automatic air quality sensor and speed control
As with the old model, the new one can be ceiling-mounted, or placed flat on a workbench or other such secure flat surface.
Replacement filters: 708731 electrostatic outer filter, 708733 inner 3-pocket filter.
The newer “C” model is $150 more than the “B” model. At this time, it looks like JET will continue to sell both models alongside each other. It’s unclear as to whether the C model will eventually replace the B model.