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There are two types of woodworkers, those that are sensitive to wood
dust, and those that will be.
I use, well, several systems, all at once.
First, I have a full-face dust/safety mask. Mine is a Trend Airshield
but the 3M Airstream
and the Triton
are both good dust mask/safety shield.
I wear it -all- the time I am turning, or sanding, or using the table
saw, or... anything that generates dust.
I have a crack in the mask from a bowl that orbited, I also found the
pre-filter was a bright red, after turning (but not sanding) a Pauduk
Dust is EVERYWHERE.
Which is why I also use a conventional dust collector as the 2nd line.
I suggest getting a good two stage.
Lastly, as the third line (and to keep the dust from collecting all
over the shop). I use a whole shop air-filter (mine is a Delta, the
CFM is so large it should cycle all the air in the shop every few minutes.
Wood dust is NOT your friend