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    Hey everyone,
    When you're scrolling the more exotic hardwoods, what sort of dust mask do you wear? I'm talking things like Teak and paduk and other hardwoods that can cause respiratory and skin irritations and problems!

    Bob
    www.GrobetUSA.com

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    Bob, whenever I use the scroll saw I wear a CFR-1 4200 dust mask available from www.northsafety.com, a very comfortable mask to wear and the only one I found that will not fog your glasses. Have never scrolled any exotic woods other than Bubinga. Mick.
    Mick, - Delta P-20

    A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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    • #3
      Dust Mask

      I use a 3m dust mask for woodworking which can
      be bought at Lowes or Walmart. They are cheap but
      work ok.
      Bill
      Delta P-20

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      • #4
        dust mask

        I have a "Dust Foe" seems to work good and doesn't steam my glasses....decent price too....can't remember where I got it, but a search should turn them up.

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        • #5
          I too have been using the 3-M dustmasks and my only complaint is that I always seem to fog my safety glasses. I suppose you will get that from any type of "paper-mask" that doesn't give you a complete seal.

          This topic does lead me to ask if anyone has built or bought a down draft table? I am interested to find out how effective they are.
          Todd

          Hawk G4, Dremel 1800

          Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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          • #6
            I tie a bandana across my nose and mouth whenever I cut or sand any wood. I have tried the paper type masks and can't wear them. Between fogging my glasses and not being able to breath well in them, I would just remove them. I figure the bandana is better than nothing.

            T
            Theresa

            http://WoodNGoods.weebly.com

            http://woodngoods.blogspot.com

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            • #7
              Dust mask

              When cutting the woods considered irritants, I use the North 7700-30M cannister model w/spray paint pre-filters. When working with baltic birch or most of the domestic woods use a paper dust mask and a welder style face shield w/clear faceplate. Also use an attic style fan on low to move air across the saw table away from me.
              AuDust
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              Any day above ground is a good day...to be scrolling

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              • #8
                Dust Be Gone

                I use a "Dust Be Gone" dust mask as most of the time it doesn't fog my glasses. It is also claimed to be reuseable after washing when it develops an oder. They come in 3 different sizes and are available at Woodcraft for around $40 US.

                The maker of this mask has her own website, but there were problems with it when I tried to display their order sheet. I sent email regarding this and have yet to receive a response. Since they are in hurricane Florida this may be an explanation.

                I have tried respirator type masks which don't fog my glasses at all, but find they raise my glasses up so they arfe useless because everthing is out of focus!

                Dick

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                • #9
                  I use ACE All Seasons masks. I have learned to put the mask on first then put my glasses, no fog, then I also put my safty glasses on top of regular glasses. I use them indoors, also out side. No problem. I'm allergic to alot of pollen.
                  Dena

                  Dena

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                  • #10
                    I also use the Dust Bee gone but have a problem with velcro getting caught in my pony tail, don't know if many of you have that problem or not. Also, be sure to clean it frequently before it smells. It gets clogged up from the dust and you may find yourself gasping for air! That's an exaggeration, but you know what I mean!!
                    Betty

                    "Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." - Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital

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                    • #11
                      Dust masks

                      Well.......... dust mask?? Hhuuumm........ Years ago when I cut Paduk, teak, Purpleheart, and Ebony, Zebrawood etc. for a Noah's ark I was making.... only made 3-4 sets; I uummm...... well..... (no kidding now) held my breath... sort of...

                      I was a firefighter back then, and, well, it was too macho to use a dust mask.

                      Hhuummm........ maybe that's where the adult onset asthma came from. Gee and I thought it just came from moving to New England!

                      OK then, I guess its time to go buy one of those suckers.

                      DaddyCakes

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                      • #12
                        I don't need no stinking mask!

                        Dust Mask? I've not used one yet while scrolling. I position the 'blower' so that it blows away from me. I clean up with vaccum every hour! I'm weird about trying to keep a clean shop. But I do how ever, use a basic 'throw a way' when sanding. The Blue 3M kind.

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                        • #13
                          Grizz, if you wear glasses take a look at them after you scroll for an hour. You will see what you are breathing. Mick.
                          Mick, - Delta P-20

                          A smile is a small curve that straightens everything out.

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                          • #14
                            I do wear glass's sometimes, but I always have a full shield on over the face.

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                            • #15
                              dust mask revisited

                              Well......... I'll weigh in ... again.
                              My nose gets full of saw dust when I really get involved with a piece that I'm cutting. I don't use a face shield. Geesh I can hardly see the lines as it is. HHhhhuuummm...... I really gatta get one of them masks!

                              DaddyCakes

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