The Axminster Workshop AW145CE is a cyclone dust extractor suited to a busy home workshop or small trade workshop. Although initially designed with amateur woodworkers in mind, this extractor boasts many qualities in common with cyclone dust extractors found in professional workshops. Compared to other forms of extractors, a cyclone provides a much more efficient performance. The cyclone separates the larger waste particles from the finer dust, before the airflow passes through the extractor’s fan. As a consequence, the fan operates more efficiently maintaining a consistent speed. The heavier waste falls into one bag or container whilst the very fine particles collect in separate receptacle. The cyclone removes the bulk of the waste before it reaches the extractor’s filter. The filter requires cleaning less frequently with far less mess involved.
The AW145CE comes with a remote control unit allowing you to switch on or off from anywhere in the workshop. It has a relatively small footprint. A tubular steel frame supports the cyclone, the body, filter and collection bag. The cartridge filter has a manual filter cleaning system. Castors ensure mobility around the workshop. There is a choice of either three 100mm inlets or a single 150mm inlet. The main waste bin is a generous 118 litre capacity and is on wheels for easy removal when it requires emptying. There is a separate collection bag underneath the filter cartridge for fine dust which, in practice, will rarely need emptying.
The 1,5kW induction motor provides plenty of power, providing ample suction and runs happily on a domestic 13A supply.
Airflow: as measured in the Axminster workshop 1,080m³/hr @100mm and 1,380m³/hr @150mm.
The hose size should not be reduced to less than 75mm, otherwise a marked drop in performance will occur.