|Forum topic by Clarence||posted 12-17-2009 01:01 AM||928 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
12-17-2009 01:01 AM
I haven’t yet started doing much woodworking; I’m mostly setting up my “shop” and collecting tools. Until I retire next year I won’t have much project time.
I have learned that I’m very sensitive to dust—-wood dust and ‘dirt’ dust. I’m wondering how well the respirators work.
Primarily I’m wondering about a system to remove dust and chips at my tools—-routers, sanders, saws, jointers, planers, etc. I’m not interested in “collecting” this stuff unless it’s a necessary step in the removal process. I live on 12 remote acres, so all I want to do is pipe the dust and chips out of my building and let the southerly breeze deal with it. Anything that piles up outside I can shovel into a trailer and give it a John Deere ride.
I may have to deal with dust and chips as separate issues. I’m limited to 110 for now. I’ve wondered about a little squirrel-cage blower Grizzley sells (459 cfm). Would I be better off with a Shop-Vac, or should I just open my doors and turn on a box fan?
-- Getting old is a good thing, but being old kinda stinks.