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  • Merle Rice
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    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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  • Claude
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    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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  • Merle Rice
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    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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  • Dileon
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    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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  • Merle Rice
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    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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  • Merle Rice
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    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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  • tbox61
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    Originally posted by Merle Rice View Post
    Hi Tbox , I was going to buy a Grizzly Unit , but they had a long waiting time to get one . My Sister gave me this one but had a Very Course filter and the dust went right thru it . Didn't mess with it till lately and found all I needed was to get the correct Filter and it's a Good Unit . I'm giving this little Mask a try , I feel if it keeps the Virus out it should keep out the Dust . Thanks for Commenting . Merle
    Merle...his was more of a dust and chip collector...it was a 2HP unit that sat in another room, and he plumbed his shop with 4" PVC with shut offs at each of his 'stations'...band saw, sander, radial arm saw, lathes, chop saw, router table and table saw. He had a contraption that went into a trash barrel that took care of the chips from the Jointer/Planer, and the dust went out the end to the bag in the machine. It was pretty slick...had it on a remote control as well.

    My B-I-L has the Fes-tool brand in his shop...just as powerful, but you can't hear the darn thing, it is that quiet. The Fes-tool brand is pretty expensive, however, and out of my price range!

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  • Mark N. Akers
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    I wear a RZ brand, was turned on to this by Rich from Helvie Knives, if its good for all the wood dust he creates when making a knife, it must be a good one.

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Tbox , I was going to buy a Grizzly Unit , but they had a long waiting time to get one . My Sister gave me this one but had a Very Course filter and the dust went right thru it . Didn't mess with it till lately and found all I needed was to get the correct Filter and it's a Good Unit . I'm giving this little Mask a try , I feel if it keeps the Virus out it should keep out the Dust . Thanks for Commenting . Merle

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  • tbox61
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    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.
    My father in law developed COPD, I believe, from about 12 years of working in his woodshop without a dust collection system...I used to spend a LOT of time with him in his shop during this time, and I was continually sick with sinus infections. His shop used to have about the top 2 feet of air hanging with wood dust!

    Us kids got him a Grizzly system in 2001, but the damage had been done since he started in 1989...he had to hang up everything in 2004, as he had to go on oxygen.

    I use my shop vac plus a 3-M canister mask when I use the bandsaw. Haven't been sick at all in years using that system.

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Claude ,to cancel out some Noise in my Shop I don't wear my Hearing Aids. Ha,Ha. I adjust the Speed of my Rotary Tools by Sound , I have done it this way for years , never over Speed . Merle

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  • Claude
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    Originally posted by Merle Rice View Post
    Hi Brian , sounds like a Good Set up but isn't the Shop Vac a Little LOUD, I know mine is . Merle
    I wear ear protectors any time I use the shop vac. It is quite loud, so I need to protect my ears. My protectors are the noise-canceling type, but the cheap Chinese batteries in it went bad and corroded the contacts. The noise-canceling part doesn't work, but the shell protectors and foam lining to an adequate job of limiting noise.

    Claude

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Brian , sounds like a Good Set up but isn't the Shop Vac a Little LOUD, I know mine is . Merle

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  • Brian T
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    I cut the bottoms out of 2 quart plastic milk jugs. Put one on the end of the Shop Vac hose and work right in the opening with the Dremel or a carving stone in the drill press. I don't care about the chunks, it's the fine dust I need to pick up. This rig works OK.

    This is a stone that I use to cut and shape abalone shell for inlay in carvings. I clean it with the crepe rubber stick for years of effective use.
    Abalone II.jpg

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  • Merle Rice
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    Hi Claude , if the one your using is working then this Mask is not for you , as I said it's for someone doesn't have one or is looking for an inexpensive one to try . I'm going to use it till I find it doesn't hold up or find one that does . For now it's Comfortable , Cool, Washable, and stops th Dust . Thanks Claude for sharing your Thoughts . Merle

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