I have sent a personal email to Vera Babich with some of my thoughts
on this issue. Now, please add advice to me! Your responses will
help me and possibly help Vera in that regard.
I started with a benchtop polisher/dust collector. More recently,
the polishing cabinet has been the Handler type, two motor with
filter bags in the collection area. This came from Gesswein. The
machine worked superbly, two Baldor motors and one with two speeds.
The problem is the filter bags. Changing these bags is a real pain.
Do you have experience with the same type cabinet using either
fiberglass or pleated disposable (shipped to the refiner as is) kinds
of filters? I have left that work and am back to the benchtop type
polishing machine, yikes! I suspect the old first set of filter bags
from the Handler machine are still in the storage box, waiting for
someone to wash the bags and then eventually collect the sediment in
a drum of some sort.
Are the fiberglass filters or the pleated burnable(by the refiner)
filters more cost effective? As a side note, the Handler with the
cloth filters needing washing was paid for in 1 =BD years from filter
contents refined. Still, the filters in cloth bag form are a true
pain and tend to be neglected unless there is a worker assigned this
duty directly. I am a professional jeweler and the filters were
also my job.so, the filters were neglected. This work was in a
retail, guild type jewelry store.
Any experience with the larger, Handler type of machine using
fiberglass or other consumable filters would be greatly appreciated.
In recognition of one of the Ganoksin advertisers, a similar machine
is seen at this web address:
Any input would be appreciated! Remember, the joint effort of
Ganoksin and MGSA is a real boon to all of us. I am so happy to see