|Forum topic by stroml||posted 05-06-2012 04:02 PM||997 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-06-2012 04:02 PM
I got a respirator for myself because I don’t like shelling out money for dust masks that don’t fit my face. When do you hand tool users use a dust mask or respirator?
I’d assume for chiseling and planing you don’t need it. I know for sure I’ll be using it for sanding and finishing.
What about sawing with hand saws? Sharpening your tools (metal particles)?
I made the mistake as a kid of sanding aluminum without a mask in an enclosed area. Had black particles all up in my nose and that freaked me out, so I don’t really want to risk it.