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Blog series by jerrells updated 06-05-2015 03:06 PM 2 parts 3502 reads 14 comments total

Part 1: Why did I not wear one.

05-29-2015 02:56 PM by jerrells | 9 comments »

I, as a retired person, generally fall into woodworking, scroll saw, as my past time activity. YES, I know, or should have, that shop dust and wearing some type of masks is important. But they are hot, limit breathing and are a pain. Well as someone with ironical asthma I have now landed in ER and the hospital twice this year. At this point I am still not cleared to be back in the shop. Well, now I have done a lot of reading on dust masks and respirators. Your first line of defense is to l...

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Part 2: First dusk mask tryout

06-05-2015 03:06 PM by jerrells | 5 comments »

Well I purchased what was a really good “powered dust mask” and tried it out. “Powered” means there is a fan that draws in filtered air so that is all you should be breathing. Now the mask seemed to work well indoors however when I tried it in my shop it did not seem to work as well. To me it was very hot and as I perspire a lot it was uncomfortable and I was afraid of moisture on the little motor. Also it seemed to hurt the bridge of my nose after a short time. The sh...

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