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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 09-26-2012 11:03 AM

I’ll offer this, having lived with a 5 micron nag for a year some time back. If your concern is health…I think the 5 micron filter on a DC is worse than nothing. What it does is put the most dangerous particles back into the air much more efficiently than any of the source tools. In my case the coating of dust that forms over those hidden areas over time changed to those much finer particles and got noticeably thicker than it did before the DC. Once I noticed that, I bought new bags that were much tighter. That said, in a garage with the door open it may dissipate to the outdoors, making it a manageable situation. But in a basement I would think it will eventually work it’s way into the house (never had a basement shop, no experience). So try it yourself in the garage, but be sure to tighten it up before moving to the basement.

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