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  • #16
    Hi Mark , if it is Comfortable and doesn't Impair your vision and keeps the Dust out it's a good one . This little Mask has 2 of those Factors and waiting to see if it keeps out the Dust . It also fits the Face well . If it doesn't keep out the Dust I will not use it . Just trying something different that might work better for me . Thank bud for Commenting . Merle

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    • #17
      HI, 61, My Shop is small so what I put into it must be in Relation to the space . I also have a Fasco Dusk Collector , the Power is a Squirrel Cage with a Large Cloth Bag that I don't use because the Space it takes up .
      Your right about Fes-tool and it's definitely out of my Price Range . Maybe this little Mask discussion will show someone that they should use a Dusk Mask . Thanks again for your Input . Merle

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      • #18
        My uncle died from dust in the workshop. I have a whole assortment of mask but the N95 dust mask, is still my go-to, does a good job sealing around the face and it is better in the heat and humidity. Although I did a have few big boxes of them before the pandemic. I notice 3M is just starting to get them back on market. Got the Dust be Gone mask...but it does not seal good and fine dust gets in and gets in the nose. I have giant industrial fans that blow the rest out of my shop. My ears are damaged from working near the jets at the airports, the stupid boss did not tell us about the safety measures. The only time I need earplugs is when the meth freaks are screaming in the middle of the night in the valley.

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        • #19
          Hi Di , yep my Dust Bee-Gone is Gone , I used it for years and like you said the Dust got in and up my Nose . I see you still have your Sense of Humor and I'm a year older yesterday and still enjoy hearing your Comments . Thanks for Commenting and your still a Peach . Merle

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          • #20
            Well, Happy Birthday, Merle! I agree with your earlier comment that we all need to be aware of the dust and protect ourselves from it.

            Claude
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            • #21
              Hi Claude, the Old Kid on the Block just got a Year Older and starting a New Year . Thanks Claude . Merle

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              • #22
                Gave the Mask a Good Test for the last Week by Power Carving and created a lot of Dust and I got to say that little Mask does the Job, it works . I get covered with Dust and not a Bit gets past the Mask . I forget that I'm wearing it . I'm not trying to convince anyone to stop wearing what they are using and that this Mask is better , I'm just saying if you are not wearing a Mask and you should be but the Price is a Problem , this Mask will work for you , it sure Impressed the Hell out of me . I find that I wear it more than my other Masks . I never wore a Mask when I ran my Bandsaw , I do now since I got this Mask , Hassle Free. Merle

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                • #23
                  I sit in front of a filtered dust collection box and if I am doing a lot of heave rough out I hook the 4” hose from my canister dust collector to the bottom of a tray for power carving over and with my ceiling unit on. And I ware a dust mask. Not that I am paranoid. But all that equipment was a lot cheaper than the week I spent in the hospital do to a reaction because of having inadequate dust protection when I started and now I am old and dealing with a bit of copd. It just seems like the thing to do.
                  We live in the land of the free because of the brave!

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Brian T View Post
                    What do you do with the dust hanging in the shop air? That's my concern.

                    Plus, I can't stand everything in a shop under a layer of dust that should have been collected.
                    I use a plaster fines bag in my ShopVac. Run times are maybe 10 minutes, 15 at the most.
                    To avoid dust in the air, you can make a downdraft table. For small projects you can use a medium size tupperware box.
                    drill holes in the lid, or drill holes in a piece of pliewood and place it on the lid.put a hole in the side to putt your vacuum cleaner hose in. Seal all the parts so it is airtight. And it is good to go. It is not fancy but it gets the job done. Lots of variations to look for on YouTube. For me it works fine. It is small enough to storage and put on a table or on your lap. I think it is great when you use powertools.
                    oh and do not forget to put the power on of the vacuum.

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                    • #25
                      They are all good Practices and the most Important thing is to keep Dust out of your Nose and Mouth and if what you are doing and Works , don't stop . If you are not Wearing anything to keep out the Dust , Find nd use something . Merle

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                      • #26
                        As a rule, I don't sand my carvings very much at all. Maybe little parts but that's it.
                        For me, the dust issue is from cutting and shaping abalone shell for inlay decorations.
                        My ShopVac with the "plaster fines" bag is very good. The plastic jug work area at the end of the hose catches everything. The junk big as sand grains I don't care about. It's the dust like smoke that curls up off the grind stones that I control.
                        Brian T

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                        • #27
                          Hi Brian , that's the Dust that I'm Concerned also and the fit of this Mask on my Face fits to keep out that Dust and that's why I like it . If it can keep out Germs it keep out Dust . I find that I use it more than I used my other Masks , less Hassle . Thanks Brian for your Input . Merle

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                          • #28
                            Here's the business end of the ShopVac with the milk jug "horn" at the end. Main thing is htta it keeps the shop air clean. Outdoor winter make-up air at -30 is really chilly in the shop!
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                            Brian T

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                            • #29
                              Hi Brian , looks like a Good Set Up .

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                              • #30
                                I use a milk jug like Brians, also. Plus, right behind the drill press is a vertical fan that blows the fine stuff that escapes the milk jug away from me. Plus my 3M canister mask. Since I work in an open garage most of the time, I don't bother with my Jet 1000 air filter. When I have to work in the garage in the winter with the big door closed, the Jet helps keep the airborne dust controlled.

                                Claude
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