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Forum topic by CanadaJeff posted 04-17-2009 03:59 AM 937 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-17-2009 03:59 AM

I was wondering what types of protection people use for dust and finishing fumes. I used to use just the standard 99 cent dusk mask, however I always found my glasses fog up. Im thinking a respiratory may be a good choice for both woodworking and finishing. But i have no clue about respirators. Are there different types? Are they good for woodworking or should i mainly use one for finishing?

Any help is appreciated

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#1 posted 04-17-2009 04:31 AM

For sanding, sweeping the shop, vacuuming, I use those 3M 8210Plus, work great, I do not use glasses, so I am not sure how they work that way.

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#2 posted 04-17-2009 04:37 AM

The 3M work fine with glasses. I tend to just stick with the painter filters on them, they work fine for dust too.

But if you want to avoid dust, I recommend using a scraper instead of sand paper whenever possible. I still pull the ROS out from time to time, but it really cuts back on the amount of sanding dust I need to create.

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#3 posted 04-17-2009 05:01 AM

If you spray solvent based finishes, especially catylized (those with hardeners) you need the kind that protects for that. (I can’t remember the type, but ask at the paint store) It’s not just for the fine particulates, but for the airborne chemical stuff. -SST

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#4 posted 04-17-2009 05:02 AM

I use the 3M type also. They work fine for me. I do wear glasses while working and they dont seem to fog up. I also keep the dust collector and air cleaner running too.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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