I just picked mine up last night so my answer’s based strictly on my understanding of the underlying issues. With woodworking machines the bulk of material being removed is best captured at the source, by high-volume air collection devices like chip and dust collectors. Shop vacs become impractical fairly quickly if used in this manner, their filters don’t have enough surface area to deal with the volume and range of particles being generated. This Jet product is in effect a vacuum cleaner of sorts; a high volume, low speed air handler with provisions for primary and secondary filtration. Its primary intake filter may clog quickly if challenged by placement too close to a high volume of chips & dust off a table saw or planer. I chose one for mounting near my shop ceiling to catch fines that become airborne from using a router, besides what escapes from my dust collection system. I’m hoping it’ll serve well as the last line of defense against fines that otherwise would find their way into my home above my shop.
I think it would help filter particulates, yes. I would suggest that you mount it so that you can readily change and/or vacuum off the outer filter. I would advise against mounting it at the ceiling height if your ceiling is that high, as you could not clean the filters easily, and this will need the outer filter cleaned regularly if your shop does much sawing. You will probably need to run it on a high speed as my 16 x 22 x 8 workshop I run it on low speed fan and it works fine for me at that speed.
Jet 708731/AFS-1B-OF Replacement Electrostatic Outer Filter
Plug it into any 120V socket but it will pull 5 amps.
No. It claims it comes with eye bolts but mine did not include such.
Probably not helpful to the OP in that it's been 20 months since the question was posted.... No, VOC's are chemicals that have vaporized into the air. This air cleaning device works strictly on particulates / fine particles like sawdust & fines from wood sanding, etc. For VOC removal you need to find a device that uses activated charcoal-bearing filtration media. Likely will cost more but will work for reducing VOC's like paint thinner & other solvents that have evaporated during use.
I would not think it will handle that. It seems to be best at taking out floating almost aerosol like particles. Nothing heavy like wood chips would be drawn to it.
Unless you use dust collection at the source this is the only other option. Will not take out all of the dust but cut down on it alot.