Saturday, April 10, 2021


20 July 2018

Chip Extraction Upgrade

Axminster FM300BC £308.18 £249.96 1 249.96
Axminster Dust Extractor Waste Sack x10 £11.46 1 11.46
100mm Swept-Y junction £9.32 3 £27.96
100mm Reducer to 63mm  £2.27 2 £4.54
100mm Wide Mouth Inlet £16.00 1 £16.00
100mm 45° elbow £5.44 2 £10.88
100mm 90° elbow £7.81 2 £15.62
100mm Blast Gate £7.22 4 £28.88

I upgraded from the AWEDE2 to this FM300BC beast. It's a little big for the space I have for it, but it does mean it should be the last extractor I need to buy.

1.5kW 1ph 230V motor and 2,000 m³ air flow @ 100mm inlet, large capacity with single 125mm and twin 100mm inlets, High flow efficiency impellor and collector housing, Base castors aid movement around the workshop, Plastic collection bag as standard, Optional pleated filter cartridge available to improve filtration.

The workshop is 6m end-to-end, but I don't need to go all the way down. I think the ducts will  have to go down two sides though. The only alternative is a single trunk down the middle of the ceiling, branching off to the sides like ribs off a spine.

I think that will mean I need about 12m of "primary duct" to go from the vac to the ends of the workshop, but the last tool in the row would be somewhat before then, so maybe 8m gets me close enough to still remain financially viable.