Woodturning Equipment : Woodturning Equipment: Dust Mask

Woodturning Equipment : Woodturning Equipment: Dust Mask


In this clip I’d like to talk to you some
more about some safety when you’re wood turning. It’s very important for you to wear a dust
mask because wood dust has been identified as a known carcinogen by the government. So
when I’m turning and especially when I’m sanding, I want to wear a dust mask or something to
keep me from breathing in those chips and the things that I can’t see, which are the
ones that will get into my lungs. I also make sure that I use a dust collector to collect
the chips, and I try to get the dust collector hose as close to the material that I’m working
on as possible so that everything goes into the dust collector and is filtered into the
bag. Another thing I always use when I’m working in the shop is this air filter. And it helps
clear what doesn’t get picked up by the dust collector. And I usually keep this running
for quite a while after I get done to make sure that it circulates and cleans the air
out. Another thing that I like to use is a face shield respirator combo. This is a face
shield that also has a respirator with it, and by wearing this, I don’t have to wear
this.

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