|Forum topic by HarveyDunn||posted 53 days ago||443 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
53 days ago
I’m setting up a very small shop. Bandsaw, router table and maybe a thickness planer. Everything else hand tools.
Each machine will be used one a time. And there is no option to roll them outside and use them in the open air.
I want to keep it as clean as humanly possible and of course want to look after my lungs.
I’m more than a little confused by dust collection technology. I understand that you need two things. One, a power plant – the thing that does the sucking, either a shop vac or a dust collector. Two, a sperator which sits between the tool and the power plant and collects the big chunks before they get to the power plant. Furthermore, I understand that the power plant should have a HEPA filter.
Is that all correct?
Given that I am serious about lung protection, do I have to buy a cyclone – is that the only way to enable the HEPA filter to do its job, namely, very fine particulate collection? Or is there a smaller less expensive option that will work for such a small shop?