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Dust Respirator suggestions

by EBreindel
posted 12-07-2016 07:20 PM


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OnhillWW

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#1 posted 12-07-2016 07:43 PM

I spent over 30 years donning a respirator at work, I’ve worn quite a few. For my woodworking needs I wear a 3M model – 3M Large Half Facepiece Reusable Respirator 7503/37083(AAD). I like it because it is light and with little to no resistance on exhalation, fits me well and cleans easily. Also there is a very wide selection of high quality filters available for this model depending on the task at hand, e.g. organic vapors, dust etc.. I use these for dust, 3M 2097 P100 Particulate Filter with Organic Vapor Relief. Make sure whatever you buy fits your face well – if it does not it will leak and you may as well not wear one at all. You may have to kiss a lot of toads before you find the size that fits you well.

-- Cheap is expensive! - my Dad

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Notw

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#2 posted 12-07-2016 08:34 PM

I use a 3M™ Half Facepiece Respirator Assembly 6291/07002(AAD) with the same P100 filets as OnhillWW and it seals very well. I have even turned eastern red cedar before and not been able to smell it at all until i took my respirator off.

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SuperCubber

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#3 posted 12-07-2016 08:44 PM

I have a 3M and the Elipse P100. I prefer the Elipse, as it’s lighter, more comfortable and more compact.

Popular Woodworking has some good info/reviews on it as well:
This one is from 2014: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/editors-blog/elipse-p100-respirator-first-impressions

This one is from yesterday, by the same writer: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/non-anarchists-gift-guide

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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Rich

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#4 posted 12-07-2016 09:11 PM

I second the Eclipse. Don’t expect when wearing it to look as cool as the guy in the photo though.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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EBreindel

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#5 posted 12-07-2016 09:44 PM

Thank you so much. Great information.

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SuperCubber

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#6 posted 12-07-2016 09:44 PM



Don t expect when wearing it to look as cool as the guy in the photo though.

- RichTaylor

So true! My daughter calls me Purple Superman. My wife laughs at me.

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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Fred Hargis

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#7 posted 12-07-2016 09:58 PM

To reemphasize what onhillww said, the fit is what counts. There are several good brands (I like the 3m and the North models) and you want one with changeable filters. We were required to have annual “fit tests” to make sure we had the right size. (Tip, medium seemed to cover about 2/3s of the 450 folks or so in our plant). The problem you’ll have is that no one will want you trying their masks on for fit, and thne try to sell them to someone else…so it may be a task to get there.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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clin

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#8 posted 12-07-2016 10:22 PM

I use my 3M 7500 series constantly. Comes in three sizes. I use the P100 filters. Wear it hours at a time and often forget to remove it even when not needed.

I like how I can put on other types of filters. I made good use of that using contact cement while laminating some counter top. I was dumbfounded how well that worked.

-- Clin

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corelz125

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#9 posted 12-08-2016 12:45 AM

the elipse p100 is one of the best I have used. Doesn’t fog up safety glasses and is pretty comfortable. I even used it while welding around lead paint but that”s a different filter.

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LucasWoods

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#10 posted 12-08-2016 01:07 AM

Do you still need to wear a dust respirator if you use a shop vac with your tools or have a dust collector?

How much do box fan w/filters work as a temporary thing?

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AZWoody

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#11 posted 12-08-2016 01:12 AM



Do you still need to wear a dust respirator if you use a shop vac with your tools or have a dust collector?

How much do box fan w/filters work as a temporary thing?

- LucasWoods

My feeling is if you have to use a box fan or any other ambient air filter, the dust is already going in your lungs.
Unless the dust collector is good enough to capture it at the source, a dust mask is highly recommended.

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