4181Re: rebuilding the workshop
- Apr 11, 2005--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Tim Bray <tbray@m...> wrote:
> Once you make the leap to power tools, be sure to include dust
> collection. There's no reason to spew that damn dust all over
> any more; effective dust collection is cheap now. Less than $200gets you
> a 1HP roll-around DC with 1 micron filter bags (very important), goodbuilt-in
> enough to start with. I can't emphasize this enough - get a dust
> collector, and use it! Don't buy any random-orbit sander without
> dust collection (the Bosch cartridge system seems to work the best),and
> consider making yourself a downdraft sanding table anyway. ROSscreate a
> lot of very fine dust that goes deep into your lungs; apart from thecancer
> risk, many people are developing severe allergies and have to quitExcellent advise. I have a small Delta two-stage, with a large hood.
> woodworking as a result. This is avoidable!
The hood goes next to the sanding station, or the lathe, or... and
almost all that dust goes straight in.
However, I find the table-saw doesn't collect as well, so I also
have a whole-shop air-filter (Delta, but that's just cause it was on
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