Had my pro for a couple months or so. I mostly do cuts, some fairly short engraves almost entirely on hardwood (maple, walnut, cherry mostly), a little baltic birch ply. I use it regularly, but not for extended periods. I’m probably still below 20 hours on it.
The compact filter has been great for that time. Running at the “New” setting. It’s been great!
Two days ago, in the middle of a run, it went from running great to pulling almost no air. Checking all the pieces it looks like the filter’s full (all the fans still pull expected amounts of air, except when you put in the filter).
Again, went from great at lowest setting to useless on the highest setting in one short run. Is this an anomaly? Not even 20 hours of low resin/glue use and in the space of 10 minutes its a brick? That seems awfully short for a $250 piece.