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    I just ordered this system from HD. My garage has been a BIN of dust and I have had 2 fans working all the time when I use my Dremels and sanders. I don't know if this is the correct spot to put this. But just saying.I have done a lot of research on these units(similar) and HA. after it is on it's way, say. Hey what you guys and gals think?
    Chuck

    WEN

    3-Speed Remote-Controlled Industrial-Strength Air Filtration System (556/702/1044 CFM)

    Chuck
    Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

    https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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    Please Let us know how it works out for you.

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    • #3
      If you are using Dremels & sanding devices you probably need dust control, but the solutions are never perfect. Decide how much dust you can tolerate. Some of us limit our exposure by using only hand tools for carving. I am 86 years old and have no respiratory problems.

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      • #4
        This will reduce the fine dust floating in the air, but does not do anything for the dust coming off the burr directly into your face. I use a good 3M double canister mask as well as goggles. In addition, I hold the end of the hose of my shop vac between my legs with the nozzle pointing right at where I'm carving (2-3 inches away). This picks up the majority of the dust. I also wear a leather apron, which keeps the dust off my clothes, and is a safety feature for the rotating burr as it won't catch my clothing and break me...

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        • #5
          Yes, Claude I do understand the flying stuff, and have a great face cover filter , and plus those cantankerous safety goggles. I did last year make a box 15x20x5 cover is a peg board to work on, and put in a tube for my shop vac. That did work "ok" but the noise from the shop vac, even with my ear plugs drive me nuts. I hope tis works out ,, it cost enough. I will post a result in about a week or so, just had my second cataract surgery today so no dust for me.
          Chuck
          Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

          https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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          • #6
            i havent found anything that satisfactorilly removes dust and even though i havent gone to real expensive machines what i have tried simply doesnt work the best solution i have found which is simiar to what chain saw carvers use is a fan to blow the dust away from you which admitedly isnt the best i guess the best solution is to limit your exposure which means i guess do more knife and gouge carving and less sanding and die grinder work

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            • #7
              That WEN 3-Speed Remote-Controlled Industrial-Strength Air Filtration System (556/702/1044 CFM
              Well after a few days of light stuff. I can see a definite good thing . Of course my unit is directly above my workstation and I can leave it on low and see the dust going up, , yes the heavier leaving do get on my hands , but if I turn it onto high more of the leavings are lifted. I also can note that there seems to be no difference in sound in low/med/high just a higher amount of air moving around. I do have a fairly low ceiling too so that may be the advantage. And in a 2 car garage. And love that remote control.. Works great and no vibration. That's my 2 p.
              Chuck
              Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

              https://woodensmallthings.blogspot.com/2021/01/

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              • #8
                It would be possible to check in different places and compare

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                • #9
                  As for me, the place is suitable

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                  • #10
                    I had a similar air filtration system, and it served me for quite a long time, but I just bought a large air conditioner and found accessories for it and now I have it working remotely and the dust almost does not accumulate. The only thing that still doesn't suit me is that a lot of energy is being spent, but I'm thinking about installing solar batteries to save energy. Now I have an air system with air conditioning, remote control and air purification. I think this is a good configuration. I wish you good luck!
                    Last edited by Claude; 09-13-2021, 08:00 PM. Reason: Deleted non-woodcarving link

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                    • #11
                      RaKagi and RKaji appear to be the same person having a conversation on an old thread.

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                      • #12
                        For me to work comfortably with my car, it is very important that the garage is not stuffy and is well ventilated enough.

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                        • #13
                          I have a Delta unit a good friend who is a wood turner that has a Wen and is very happy with it. I have invested in a two dust control devices. One that hangs in the shop the other is a filter bench top unit. And I wear a dust mask. I also have dust collection on the Shopsmith and a sander.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by draverin View Post
                            For me to work comfortably with my car, it is very important that the garage is not stuffy and is well ventilated enough.

                            For me to work comfortably with my car, it is very important that the garage is not stuffy and is well ventilated enough. The smell of gasoline and oil is of course great, but you don't want to have health problems either. I put a simple and very cheap air conditioner in my garage. I don't see any point in paying more. If you service even cheap equipment on time, it serves for a long time and without complaints. I have been turning to the masters from https://www.socool.sg/why-is-your-ai...ripping-water/ and I don't have any problems.
                            Last edited by draverin; 09-14-2021, 03:15 AM.

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                            • #15
                              I use a Tornado 1000 Dust Collector to catch dust right off the tool and have a JET ceiling-mounted unit that I already used in my woodworking shop. Between the two, my shop stays pretty clean and my lungs do as well. That being said, I still much prefer two use of my ever growing (it's become a bit of an addiction) assortment of Pfeil and Stubai hand chisels. I can listen to music or catch a western while enjoying carving. Good luck with the WEN unit.

                              Tim

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