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    By no means am I selling these Masks , but feel it's worth mentioning about them . I have used Dust bee gone Mask for about 15 years and now it's about worn out . When seeing Copper Fit Advertisement on TV I thought it might be good for Power Carving to keep out the Dust . Got my order today and tried it and to my surprise it works great . I bought 10 for the Price of the Dust Bee Gone . When removed it hangs around your Neck , so always available when needed again . Oh, my Glasses didn't Fog up either . The down side is the Service , it Sucks , it took a little over a Month to get mine . Just thought I would show another use for the Masks that we are to use and make Carving a little more Enjoyable . OH! It's Washable . Merle
    Last edited by Claude; 05-20-2021, 11:30 AM.

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    Sound like you found a new favorite. My dust mask kind of old school but hard to beat the seal.

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    Last edited by Nebraska; 04-27-2021, 01:36 PM.
    Ed
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/HiddenInWood
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    • #3
      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.
      Brian T

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      • #4
        I use the same dust mask as Ed (above). It also has some charcoal canisters that can go between the mask and the pink filters to filter out fumes when working with paints/epoxies/solvents/etc.

        Claude
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        • #5
          Hi Ed , I have one similar to yours , but I carve holding my Piece on my Stomach and can't see to Carve . I used it when running my Sander and it works fine except when I take it off Condensation and Sweat is on the inside . I'm not suggesting for anyone to stop using the Mask that works for them I'm saying that this is an Option if your not using one or looking for a Better one to try . My Dust Bee Gone looks the same as when I bought it , but the Fine Dust found it's way up my Nose so thought I'de give this one a try , so far does the Job . Thanks for sharing your Thoughts . Merle

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          • #6
            Hi Brian , hey don't knock my Layer of Dust in my Shop , that's my Rust Prevention Plan . Ha,Ha. I have a Dust Collector , Pro-Craft # 759 A . that cares of my small Shop . Does using your Shop Vac keep you shop fairly clean ? Again my suggestion is for someone that needs an inexpensive Dust Mask that might not be using any . Thanks Brian for you input . Merle

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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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.
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                Brian T

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                • #9
                  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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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            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.
                            Mark N. Akers
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                            • #15
                              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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