Is the air filter quiet?

I just set up my GlowForge Pro this morning and when I turned the air filter on to finally make my first cut, there was no noise at all from the filter. I’m assuming since it would be sucking in the air from the machine, it would be quite noisy. Am I missing something? I don’t want to break the machine the first time I use it. Thank you.

Should be quite noisy…turn the filter on first with the switch on the back, then dial up the fan speed on the front of the unit.

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Thanks. I just wasn’t dialing it up enough.

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Make sure you if you are using wood that you vent through a window. Had mine compact filter for three weeks and not support is telling me that it is full and $249 for a new filter. If you are using wood, make sure you leave it on for at least the same time when the job is done.


Wow. Good to know. I read that draft board fills the filter up fast, and that’s mostly what was sent as proof-grade samples.

They sell open sponge type foam that can capture the larger bits and wash out in the sink and as a pre-filter it could save going through 2 other filters without good reason even if you had to wash it often,


Awesome. Which one do you recommend (thickness wise)? Do I just open the latch and sandwich it in between?

The one I have is not those, it is very thin and only gets the big bits, and at the moment sits on top of the intake for the house AC but the problem is similar. Currently, the GF exhaust goes outside. I also have the Blue Monster Which has room between the intake and first filter for a different thicker prefilter,
I don’t know your particular situation but you want it to be what particles see first and passing enough air overall. It would not do to save the filters by not letting the air get to them :nerd_face:

Thanks for the help @Jules! @mangiaracina24 I’m going to close this thread, if you have any other questions, go ahead and post a new topic.

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