CT168
DELUXE CEILING MOUNTED
AIR CLEANER
User Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
General Safety Instructions for Machines ............................................................... 3
Specific Safety Instructions..................................................................................... 4
CT168 Features ...................................................................................................... 5
Un-Packing & Inventory .......................................................................................... 6
Proper Grounding ................................................................................................... 7
Mounting ................................................................................................................. 8
Table Top Mount..................................................................................................... 8
Hanging Mounting................................................................................................... 8
Flush Mount ............................................................................................................ 9
Control Panel ..........................................................................................................10
Remote Controller................................................................................................... 11
Filters ...................................................................................................................... 11
Changing / Servicing the Filters .............................................................................. 12
Parts Breakdown.....................................................................................................13
Parts List................................................................................................................. 14
Warranty ................................................................................................................. 15
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GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FOR MACHINES
Extreme caution should be used when operating all power tools. Know your power
tool, be familiar with its operation, read through the owner’s manual and practice safe
usage procedures at all times.
ALWAYS read and understand the
user manual before operating the
machine.
CONNECT your machine ONLY to the
matched and specific power source.
ALWAYS
wear
safety
glasses
respirators, hearing protection and
safety shoes, when operating your
machine.
NEVER leave a tool unattended while it
is in operation.
NEVER allow unsupervised or untrained
personnel to operate the machine
NEVER reach over the table when the
tool is in operation.
ALWAYS keep blades, knives and bits
sharpened and properly aligned.
DO NOT wears loose clothing or
jewelry when operating your machine.
Wear protective hair covering.
ALL
OPERATIONS
MUST
BE
performed with the guards in place to
ensure safety.
A
SAFE
ENVIRONMENT
is
important. Keep the area free of dust,
dirt and other debris in the immediate
vicinity of your machine.
ALWAYS use push sticks and feather
boards to safely feed your work through
the machine.
BE ALERT! DO NOT use prescription
or other drugs that may affect your
ability or judgment to safely use your
machine.
DISCONNECT the power source when
changing drill bits, hollow chisels,
router bits, shaper heads, blades,
knives or making other adjustments or
repairs.
ALWAYS make sure that any tools used
for adjustments are removed before
operating the machine.
ALWAYS keep bystanders safely away
while the machine is in operation.
NEVER attempt to remove jammed
cutoff pieces until the blade has come to
a full stop.
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CT168 – DELUXE AIR CLEANER
SPECIFIC SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
ALWAYS read and understand the
user manual before operating the air
cleaner.
CT168 IS ONLY designed to remove
very fine wood particles from the air.
Do not use it as a dust collector.
ALWAYS secure any aprons, clothing
and long hair away from the intake
side of the air cleaner unit and any
moving parts.
ALWAYS research the dangers of the
specific species of wood you are
working with, as dust from some
woods are toxic and can make you
sick and lead to long term respiratory
problems.
KEEP your fingers and tools away
from the fan output screen during fan
operation.
ALWAYS keep the filters serviced and
never attempt to replace filters while
the air cleaner is operating.
ONLY operate this air cleaner in dry
an environment.
DO NOT operate this air cleaner in an
environment that has volatile fumes
from fuels, paints, pesticides, smoke,
etc.
NEVER operate the air cleaner in an
environment that has the particles of
silica, metal, asbestos, or hazardous
bacteria.
MAKE SURE before making any
adjustments, servicing or installing
parts, the switch is in the “OFF” position
and the cord is un-plugged from the
power source.
NEVER LEAVE the air
unattended while it is running.
cleaner
ALWAYS make sure that the air cleaner
is in a stable position, either it is hung
from the ceiling or placed on the table.
MAKE SURE you have read and
understood all the safety instructions in
the manual and you are familiar with
your air cleaner, before operating it. If
you fail to do so, serious injury could
occur.
WARNING
The safety instructions given above can not be complete because the environment in
every shop is different. Always consider safety first as it applies to your individual
working conditions.
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CT168 - DELUXE AIR CLEANER
FEATURES
MODEL CT168 DELUXE CEILING MOUNTED AIR CLEANER
As part of the growing line of Craftex woodworking equipment, we are proud to offer the
CT168, Air Cleaner. The Craftex name guarantees Craft Excellence. By following the
instructions and procedures laid out in this user manual, you will receive years of excellent
service and satisfaction. The CT168 is a professional tool and like all power tools, proper care
and safety procedures should be adhered to.
Motor ................................... .......... 1/5-HP, 115-Volts, Single Phase, 60-Hz
Motor Low Speed ................ .......... 750 RPM
Motor Medium speed........... .......... 960 RPM
Motor High Speed................ .......... 1200 RPM
Fan Low Speed Sound Rating........ 62 dB
Fan Medium Speed Sound Rating.. 67 dB
Fan High Speed Sound Rating ....... 69 dB
Air Flow at Low Speed......... .......... 556 CFM
Air Flow at Medium Speed... .......... 702 CFM
Air Flow at High Speed ........ .......... 1044 CFM
Primary Filter ....................... .......... 5-Micron
Secondary Filter .................. .......... 1-Micron
Unit Dimensions .................. .......... Length 30-1/4” x Width 24-1/8” x Height 12-1/8”
Weight ................................. .......... 56 lbs
Warranty .............................. .......... 2 Years
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UNPACKING
The machine is properly packaged and
shipped completely in crates for safe
transportation. When unpacking, carefully
inspect the crates and ensure that nothing
has been damaged during transit. Open the
crates and check that the machine and the
parts are in good condition.
LIST OF CONTENTS
QTY
A. Air Cleaner ....................................... 1
B. Primary Filter (5-Micron) .................. 1
C. Secondary Filter (1-Micron) ............. 1
WARNING
CT168 is a heavy machine, do not overexert yourself. For safe moving method
use get the help of an assistant or friend.
Figure-2 Inventory
LIST OF CONTENTS
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
QTY
Remote Control................................
AAA Battery .....................................
Flange Bracket.................................
Rubber Feet .....................................
Eye Bolts (M6-1.0 x 20) ...................
Hex Bolts (M6-1.0 x 8) .....................
Flat Washers (6 mm) .......................
1
2
4
4
4
8
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NOTE: While doing inventory, if you can not
find any part, check if the part is already
installed on the machine.
Figure-1 Inventory
Some of the parts come preassembled with
the machine because of shipping purposes.
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PROPER GROUNDING
Grounding provides a path of least
resistance for electric current to reduce the
risk of electric shock.
Make sure the cord is plugged into a
properly installed and grounded power
outlet. To prevent electrical hazards, have a
qualified electrician ensure that the line is
properly wired.
Make sure that the appliance is connected
to an outlet having the same configuration
as the plug. If an adaptor plug is used, it
must be attached to the metal screw of the
receptacle.
It is strongly recommended not to use
extension cords with your CT168. Always
try to position your machine close to the
power source so that you do not need to
use extension cords.
In case if you really find it necessary to use
an extension cord, make sure the extension
cord does not exceed 50-feet in length and
the cord is 14-gauge to prevent motor
damage.
WARNING
Improper connection of the equipmentgrounding conductor can result in a risk
of electric shock. Check with a qualified
electrician if you are in doubt as to
whether the outlet is properly grounded.
Figure-3 115-Volts Outlet for CT168
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MOUNTING
The CT168 can be mounted in three ways:
TABLE TOP MOUNT: Using rubber feet
and/or the flush mount flange brackets for a
table-top application.
HANGING MOUNT: Using the eye bolts for
a high ceiling application.
FLUSH MOUNT: Using the flange brackets
for a wall or low ceiling application.
WARNING
Make sure the air cleaner is OFF and the
cord is disconnected from the power
source while installing, removing,
servicing
and
performing
any
maintenance job.
Figure-4 Rubber feet attached to the bottom
of the air cleaner unit
HANGING MOUNT
The CT168 can be hung from the ceiling,
operating at an optimum height from the
floor.
To install the CT168 operating, hung from
the ceiling:
TABLE TOP MOUNT
The CT168 can be used as a portable air
filtration system by installing the rubber feet
and placing the unit on a work-bench or a
table.
To set up the air cleaner for table top
operation:
Install four chains, cable or steel strapping
lines to the ceiling from the support or joist
capable of holding 105 lbs.
Remove the plug screws and retain these
screws as you will need to reinstall them to
seal back the air filter unit when eye bolts
are removed.
Get the help of an assistant and carefully
place the air cleaner unit upside down.
The rubber feet feature sticky backing.
Attach the rubber feet to the bottom of the
air cleaner as shown in figure-4.
For permanent table top mounting, refer to
the Flush Mount procedure on page-9 and
install the unit on the table top with the flush
mount flange brackets.
Figure-5 Removing the plug screws
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Thread each of the provided M10 flange
nuts approximately half way onto the
provided eye bolts. Thread the eye bolts
into the hole where plug screws were
removed. See figure-6.
When the air cleaner is supported by wood
structural member:
The minimum recommended eye bold
size should be 5/16” -18” x 2”.
Drill 1/4" pilot holes are recommended
to help guide the eye bolts.
Ensure the eye bolts penetrate at lease
40mm into the wood structure.
When the air cleaner is supported by
concrete structure:
The minimum recommended expansion
eye bolt size is 5/16” – 18” x 2”.
Figure-6 Installing the eye bolt
Tighten the eye bolts until they are snug
against the air filter.
Get the help of an assistant or a friend and
raise the air cleaner and secure to the four
hanging lines through the four eye bolts.
WARNING
Do not fasten the air cleaner onto sheet
rock or dry wall, drop ceiling tile or frame.
Do not use a rope or power cord to hang
the air cleaner. Do not locate the unit in a
corner or near any heating or cooling
vents. Do not use chain rated for a
minimum of 150 lbs working load for
each support. Do not use fasteners that
can tear out and make the air cleaner
fall.
Failure to follow these instructions may
result in serious damage (to the unit),
injury or death.
Drill 12mm pilot holes into the concrete
structure and press the expansion eye
bolt into hole and tighten the bolt until it
is securely held to the ceiling.
FLUSH MOUNT
When the shop is small, the CT168 air
cleaner can be installed flush to the ceiling
of the shop or to the table top using flange
mounts.
Mount the air cleaner ONLY to load bearing
supports, wall studs, steel chain or table
that can hold 150 lbs of load.
To install the air cleaner:
Locate the supports on the wall or ceiling
and mark the air cleaner unit bolt pattern on
the wall or ceiling (17-1/4” from left to right
and 31” from front to rear)
Drill the holes to accept at least 1/4" shank
bolts for studs or use 1/4” nuts, bolts and
washers for mounting.
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Place the flange bracket under the air
cleaner lip at the mounting hole location
and secure it using screws and washers
provided as shown in figure-7.
CONTROL PANEL
The CT168 control panel allows you turn
the air cleaner ON and OFF manually and
set the fan speed.
Install the other three flange brackets in the
same manner.
For permanent table top mounting, use the
lower lip holes.
Figure-8 Control panel
Figure-7 Mounting flange bracket to the air
cleaner
The control panel features two buttons:
OFF and ON/SPEED.
Get the help of an assistant or a friend to lift
the air cleaner up and secure it on the wall
or the ceiling using screws and washers
provided.
OFF Button: Allows turning the air cleaner
OFF manually.
WARNING
ON/SPEED Button: Allows turning the air
cleaner ON with one push of the button and
for every additional push, the fan cycles
from Low to Medium to High. The speed
selection is indicated by a red LED light.
Do not use support rated for a minimum
of 150 lbs working load. Do not use
fasteners that can tear out and make the
air cleaner fall down.
Failure to follow these instructions may
result in serious damage (to the unit),
injury or death.
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REMOTE CONTROLLER
The CT168 is provided with a remote
controller which enables the operator to
operate the air cleaner from a far distance.
The remote control works within 75 feet
range from the air cleaner unit and uses
two AAA batteries. See figure-9.
TIME Button: Allows setting the auto shutoff time for the air cleaner in 1 hour, 2
hours, and 4 hours.
FILTERS
When to change the primary filter and when
to service the secondary filter, depends
upon the usage of the air cleaner.
Checking the filters once a week for small
shops is good while checking once a day is
very important for heavy use and big shops.
WARNING
Make sure to wear a dust mask and
safety glasses when servicing and
changing filters. The tiny dust particles
can go into your lungs and cause serious
long term illness.
WARNING
Make sure the unit is OFF and the cord
is disconnected from the power source
when installing, removing, or servicing
any part of the unit.
Figure-9 Remote controller for CT168
The remote controlller features:
OFF Button: Turns power to the air cleaner
OFF.
ON/SPEED Button: Allows turning the air
cleaner ON with one push of the button and
for every additional push, the fan cycles
from Low to Medium to High.
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CHANGING / SERVICING
THE FILTERS
Disconnect the unit from the power source.
Move the retainer latch upward and remove
the primary filter as shown in figure-10.
Remove the secondary filter and wash it
with warm water until it is clean. Let it dry.
See figure-11.
Figure-11 Secondary filter
Vaccum the dust inside the air cleaner and
reinstall the secondary filter.
Install a new primary filter and push the
retainer latch down to hold the filter.
Figure-10 Removing the primary filter
Remember not to clean the secondary filter
using compressed air. Doing so, will
damage the filter and reduce the filtering
qaulity.
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CT168 PARTS BREAKDOWN
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CT168 PARTS LIST
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WARRANTY
CRAFTEX 2 YEARS LIMITED WARRANTY
Craftex warrants every product to be free from defects in materials and agrees to correct such defects where
applicable. This warranty covers two years for parts and 90 days for labor (unless specified otherwise), to the
original purchaser from the date of purchase but does not apply to malfunctions arising directly or indirectly from
misuse, abuse, improper installation or assembly, negligence, accidents, repairs or alterations or lack of
maintenance.
Proof of purchase is necessary.
All warranty claims are subject to inspection of such products or part thereof and Craftex reserves the right to
inspect any returned item before a refund or replacement may be issued.
This warranty shall not apply to consumable products such as blades, bits, belts, cutters, chisels, punches
etceteras.
Craftex shall in no event be liable for injuries, accidental or otherwise, death to persons or damage to property or
for incidental contingent, special or consequential damages arising from the use of our products.
RETURNS, REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS
To return, repair, or replace a Craftex product, you must visit the appropriate Busy Bee Tools showroom or call 1800-461-BUSY. Craftex is a brand of equipment that is exclusive to Busy Bee Tools.
For replacement parts directly from Busy Bee Tools, for this machine, please call 1-800-461-BUSY (2879), and
have your credit card and part number handy.
 All returned merchandise will be subject to a minimum charge of 15% for re-stocking and handling with the
following qualifications.
 Returns must be pre-authorized by us in writing.
 We do not accept collect shipments.
 Items returned for warranty purposes must be insured and shipped pre-paid to the nearest warehouse
 Returns must be accompanied with a copy of your original invoice as proof of purchase. Returns must be in
an un-used condition and shipped in their original packaging a letter explaining your reason for the return.
Incurred shipping and handling charges are not refundable.
 Busy Bee will repair or replace the item at our discretion and subject to our inspection.
 Repaired or replaced items will be returned to you pre-paid by our choice of carriers.
 Busy Bee reserves the right to refuse reimbursement or repairs or replacement if a third party without our
prior authorization has carried out repairs to the item.
 Repairs made by Busy Bee are warranted for 30 days on parts and labour.
 Any unforeseen repair charges will be reported to you for acceptance prior to making the repairs.
 The Busy Bee Parts & Service Departments are fully equipped to do repairs on all products purchased from us
with the exception of some products that require the return to their authorized repair depots. A Busy Bee
representative will provide you with the necessary information to have this done.
 For faster service it is advisable to contact the nearest Busy Bee location for parts availability prior to
bringing your product in for repairs.
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