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BigMig

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05-24-2013 07:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust dust mask 3m lungs

I’m sanding end grain cutting boards, and even with a dust collector rolling, I need to wear a dust mask. Now I’m using a 3M paper one – N95 I think. I’ve seen ones that look like surgical masks, but wonder if they seal as well as a molded one like my 3M.

Do you have a preferred dust mask for those tasks that spew dust? I’m NOT talking finihsing vapors or anything like that. Just dust.

Thanks!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA


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#1 posted 05-24-2013 07:53 PM

I use this mask, with these filters.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 05-24-2013 08:02 PM

I use this mask, with these filters.

+1

-- John, BC, Canada

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#3 posted 05-24-2013 08:11 PM

I use to use the paper one but I upgraded to the same 3M maks above.
It’s a huge difference for me.
I can wear it much longer and my glasses don’t fog.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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AUBrian

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#4 posted 05-30-2013 07:16 PM

I also use the same one that NiteWalker and John use

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 07:45 PM

I use the surgical ones and have a full head mask with a waistband air firter run by built in batteries,Work well so far but the surgical ones steam up glasses very quickly. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#6 posted 05-30-2013 07:55 PM

3M respirator mask and filters.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#7 posted 05-30-2013 08:13 PM

I use this mask, with these filters. +2

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#8 posted 05-30-2013 10:27 PM

I use the paper masks, PLUS I always have the 16’x8’ garage door cranked completely open with fans blowing out of one side of door and in on the other. DC has 1-micron Wynn filter. I try to NOT do any sawing when doors are closed.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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KayBee

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#9 posted 05-30-2013 11:17 PM

Dust Bee Gone. It’s comfortable, fits better and is washable. Works great too.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#10 posted 05-31-2013 01:49 AM

I use a similar 3m mask and filters. And sometime paper.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#11 posted 05-31-2013 02:30 AM

I use a 3M mask much like the one shown above. Don’t remember when I got mine but it was on sale and to too much. I found them cheaper and bought one for my son and one for my grandson. Can’t go wrong. Grandson mows lawns in his. Get the filter for your job and go for it. Try McFeely’s for one of the low priced sources.

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#12 posted 03-15-2016 08:27 PM

I use this one, I like it as it is comfortable and fits with no gaps:

Favourite dust mask

Ged

-- Ged

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#13 posted 03-15-2016 08:29 PM



I use this mask, with these filters.

- NiteWalker

Same here.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#14 posted 03-15-2016 08:31 PM

For the last couple years, I’ve been using the 3M 6500 series with quick release. I just ordered one of the RZ Masks with a hepa filter to try, they hasn’t arrived yet. I was looking for a better/lower profile respirator to wear under a full face shield, so I’m hoping the RZ Mask works out.

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