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#1 MJC4

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 04:07 PM

Was wondering what my fellow stick makers do for dust suppression. My garage/shop is coated with sawdust from the belt/disc sander, band saw, the dremel and the mini rotary tool I use. During decent weather I normally us the hand tools outside but the belt sander and band saw are stationary. Neither of these old tools has a vac port so I vac what I can then fire up the leaf blower and blow out the garage but there has to better a better way to handle the dust. Suggestions?


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#2 Rodney

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 07:00 PM

I'm still just using a broom and dust pan.

You can probably rig a vacuum port and a cheap shop vac near your disc sander to catch at least most of the dust.  The band saw's particles are bigger and less of a problem IMO.  You're probably not going to be able to install a dust port without cutting the bottom guard on it. Maybe put the vacuum hose right against the underside of the table near the lower guides?

 

My only problem is I hate the sound of shop vacs.  There are dedicated wood shop vacuum systems available but they're also more $.

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 11:21 PM

sounds like my workshop dusty

I did purchase a ash vac which connects to a vacuum cleaner to fit on the band saw it works well and doesn't clog up the vacuum cleaner don't think the wife is to happy about it when I pinch the vac  tho.

but most of the time I have a high tec brush and pan


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 02:54 AM

Mark there are a number of DIY box fan filter system on you tube that could help a lot with the air born dust. You can set them up by your work as you are sanding. or sawing. Not expensive and work. Before I got a shop grade filters system I made Two box fan boxes and use cleanable 20"x20"house filters. Used them for years. Ware a mask also!!!!!!!

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#5 Gloops

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 09:15 AM

As CV3 mentioned I use a bench standing dust extractor that I power carve in front of they work exceedingly well and if left running will

pull airborne  dust through it, By calculation the one I use theoretically changes the air in the shop 10 time per Hour less any inefficiencies.

They are basically a strong Sucking fan with a fiter pad in front.


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