Powermatic PM1200 Review

powermatic pm1200Those who want to make their workshop free from dust will definitely love to use the Powermatic PM1200. With its innovative features, this air dust collector from Powermatic is powerful enough to suck up all dust in one’s workshop as well as make the air safer to breathe. Using a 2-step filtration method, the Powermatic PM1200 is capable of trapping up to eighty-five percent of 1-micron particles and ninety-nine percent of 5-micron particles. The Powermatic air filtration includes the necessary hardware for mounting it to the ceiling. It also includes filter guards that can be removed and installed without tools.

Powermatic PM1200

The unit is ideal for professional woodworking shops where debris and dirt can compromise the quality of air as it is designed to ensure proper balance between air filtration and air flow. The Powermatic PM1200 uses 2 filter stages – the inner filter captures the smaller particles that go through the outer filter while the outer filter catches the large particles.

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The electrostatic outer filter removes ninety-nine percent of 5-micron particles while the inner 1 micron filters that can capture eighty-five percent of 1-micron particles has high-mesh pockets which can be blown or washed clean.

For easy maintenance, the unit employs intake filters that measure 24.0 by 12.0 by 1.0 inches. The exit filter doesn’t need replacement and can be occasionally cleaned using compressed air or vacuum to guarantee efficient operation. More than that, both the outlet and inlet filter guards can be installed and removed with ease. Its system grillers are secured through finger-operated, simple catches. They come off with ease, but stay firmly in place when in use.

Since woodworking shops experience different levels of dust, the Powermatic PM1200 has a complete set of controls. All of which are strategically situated both on the included remote and on the system itself. Set one of the 3 available speeds: Medium (706 CFM), High 1,196 (CFM) or Low (547 CFM) to save on energy bills and meet current conditions.

To guarantee long-term performance, the unit also features a programmable timer that has 9 settings for up to 9 hours of continuous use. It also comes with a pop-out fuse that can be re-set to protect the unit in case of power surges. A change filter light is also included that automatically comes on after two hundred hours of use. The unit is backed by a 5-year warranty. A remote control w/mounting bracket, an air filtration system, a 9-volt battery, a manual, 4 hex nuts, a warranty card, 4 eye bolts and 4 flat washers are included in the box.

Powermatic PM1200 Features and Specifications

  • It has a double filtration system that traps particles as tiny as one micron.
  • It includes a timer with nine settings for up to nine hours of continuous use.
  • Its remote control functions on radio frequency to ensure a wider range.
  • It comes with four eye bolts.
  • Its indicator lights up after two hundred hours to remind the user to replace the filters.
  • The inner filter comes with mesh pockets to ensure higher efficiency. It can be washed or blown clean. The electrostatic outer filter, on the other hand, is disposable.
  • It weighs 65 pounds and measures 33 by 25 by 13 inches.
  • It comes with a 5-year warranty.

Powermatic PM1200 Customer Reviewer and Ratings

Most customers who purchased the Powermatic PM1200 were happy with their purchase. One thing that is mentioned in most reviews is that the packaging of the unit is great. The foam shell was extremely high density and the box itself was made of durable, thick cardboard. Another thing is that the unit is pretty quiet.

However, just like any other products, the Powermatic PM1200 also comes with some flaws. One of these is that the unit is quite expensive, which is of course not favorable for those on a tight budget. With the features of this unit, however, purchasing the Powermatic PM1200 is still worth every penny. As it also comes with durable, readily-available filters, you can be sure that you’ll be able to easily replace the filters when there’s a need to do so.

Overall, the Powermatic PM1200 is an extremely powerful air dust collector to consider. With an average score of 4.4 stars out of five from customers who reviewed it, users can expect to get good things from the PM1200. Since it is maintenance free, you don’t need to worry about spending lots of money on its maintenance so that it will last for a long time. It is also backed by a 5-year warranty, so if anything happens to your unit, you can always get the help of the company to fix the problem for you. The Powermatic PM1200 is definitely one of the best choices when it comes to a device that can remove dust efficiently and make the air cleaner.


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