Importance of Using Fleece Bags in a Dust Extractor
Fleece Bags vs Filter Replacement: What’s the REAL COST?
Dust Extractor Fleece Bags are less expensive to use and replace than the vacuum pleated filters. Using fleece filter bags drastically improves the lifespan of both standard and HEPA filters, and protects the vacuum motor. Using them provides you with a massive cost savings over the course of a year, or lifespan of the vacuum unit.
One Year Operating Cost Example
|Manufacturer||1 Fleece Bag||Regular Filter||HEPA Filter|
|Dewalt||$8.00||N/A HEPA only||$75.00|
|Makita||$7.00||N/A HEPA only||$60.00|
Importance of Using Fleece Bags in a Dust Extractor: 4 Reasons
Below are four reasons to use dust extractor fleece bags. Probably the BIGGEST and most important reason to use fleece filter bags is to keep Silica, lead dust and other harmful dust exposure to a minimum when emptying the vacuum.
Exposure / Safety
Annual Cost Filter vs Fleece Bags
|Assuming remodeling jobsite use and using the Bosch dust extractor I will go through a pack of bags on a kitchen and powder room remodel. This is an occupied space so I am cleaning up the whole site with this dust extractor every day. If I were not using filter bags I would replace the filter at the end of this job. Total job duration will be approximately 4 months (frame to high end finish). So for the estimated cost of use, I am assuming 4 packs of filter bags or 4 filters annually.|
|Manufacturer||Filter Bags||Cost [Reg Filter]||Cost [HEPA]|
|4 packs per year||4 filters per year||4 filters per year|
|Dewalt||$151.96||N/A HEPA only|| |
|Makita||$143.60||N/A HEPA only||$241.00|
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