Top Ten Unless You Re Using Only Hand Tools And Don T Sand Any Of Your Surfaces You Re Creating Dust In Your Workshop Dust Is A Carcinogen When It S Inside Your Lungs The Smaller The Particle The Deeper It Can Go In Your Lungs And The More Damage It Can Do In The Long Run Don T Take A Chance With Your Health Follow These Tips To Ensure Your Dust Collection Is Up To This Important And Often Overlooked Task
Top ten unless you re using only hand tools and don t sand any of your surfaces you re creating dust in your workshop dust is a carcinogen when it s inside your lungs the smaller the particle the deeper it can go in your lungs and the more damage it can do in the long run don t take a chance with your health follow these tips to ensure your dust collection is up to this important and often overlooked task is article about Magazine bookmarked by andy with ID 13615929852 was uploaded on 20-03-2019 and has been viewed 82,084 times.
Top 10 Dust Collection Tips Photo by Rob Brown 1.How much suction? Size your dust collector's CFM (cubic feet per minute) rating for existing and future machinery.If two machines will be used at the same time you should add the two CFM requirements together to determine your overall requirements.
Also keep in mind that manufacturer's numbers are intended for perfect scientific conditions, which woodworkers don't work in.Err on the side of too much CFM.2.Shorter is better - Try to reduce the overall length of ducts by placing the collector nearest to the center of the area.
The longer the ducts, the more friction and turbulence is caused, reducing the effectiveness of your collector.3.Wider hoses and ducts are best - Avoid narrow collection hoses/ducts; less than 4" isn't going to provide much suction at all.
Narrow ducts cause friction and reduce suction at the source of the dust.4.Use blast gates - In order to close off areas or machines not in use, the blast gate can be closed.This allows you to have multiple arms of dust collection ducts and direct the suction to where it's needed.
5.Protect against static electricity - Grounded wires wrapped around the...