These machines clean the residual dust from the air in our workshops and work along side our normal dust extration.
Short of enclosing the lathe in an airtight enclosure, it will not be possible to entrap all of the dust created by using a conventional dust extractor. It is to address the problem of the 'escaped' dust that ambient air filterswere developed and these units greatly reduce the dust remaining in the air in the workshop. The effectiveness of this further precaution against dust inhalation is demonstrated if you do a 'before and after' check on the residual dust which collects on work surfaces and tools overnight. By running the ambient air filter for a couple of hours (or more) after you have vacated your workshop, its effectiveness will be greatly enhanced. Beware that dust build-up in the workplace is easily displaced as you work, causing it to be recirculated to become part of the problem again: regularly vacuuming the dust from these collection points will do much to improve your working environment.