Safety Week 2009 #1: Ep. 87 - Dust in Time

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Blog entry by thewoodwhisperer posted 1808 days ago 1146 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The most common topic request for Safety Week was dust and respirators. So here’s a quick review of the dust and fumes that can make our lives miserable in the shop, and why we need respirators for pro-active protection. And below you will find a links to the exact respirator setup I like to use: the 3m 7500 Series.

Some convenient links if you are looking to purchase this respirator system: Small, Medium, Large. And don’t forget the organic vapor cartridges%, the upgraded pink filters% and the special adapter%.

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#1 posted 1808 days ago

A usual, your videos are great. I finally picked up a respirator several months ago and don’t want the paper cups anymore. Thanks for all the great safety tips.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#2 posted 1808 days ago

I wear mind in the shower just in case

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#3 posted 1808 days ago

lol, you just can’t be too safe… :)

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#4 posted 1807 days ago

Very good video. Most of us don’t always use respirators in the shop, and it helps to have someone like the woodwhisper remind us.

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#5 posted 1807 days ago

Excellent advice.The N95 masks just aren’t very comfortable, the respirator is the way to go. I have the same respirator but use a P100 cartridge. It is the next step up from the pink ones but then again I work in the 3M plant that makes them. Definetly a quality product! Excellent Review!

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#6 posted 1806 days ago

I’m a paper mask monkey no more.
In honor of safety week I’m goin out tomorrow and getting a mask like you Marc.
Might make my cuts straighter & joints tighter too. God knows I need all the help I can get…
Thanks for the video.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 1805 days ago

I’m going to order this. I’d been looking for a while and these seem to have readily available replacements. It will be my only dust collection until I get my garage wire with additional capacity. I keep popping a breaker when I run my DC with a table saw. Thanks for taking the time to explain all this.

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#8 posted 1804 days ago

Saftey week this year was really good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#9 posted 1804 days ago

Great job Marc, no wonder we’re voting for you :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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