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Air Cleaner before Dust Collector?

by docspencer
posted 01-14-2018 09:59 PM

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#1 posted 01-14-2018 10:08 PM

I’d do dust collection first because that is what collects the bulk of what dust is produced up front. For the fine airborne dust wear a dust mask.

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#2 posted 01-14-2018 10:22 PM

I had the same dilemma. I wound up getting the dust collector first. My table saw was putting out so much sawdust my floor became very slippery and unsafe. There is a thread on this website entitled “Please Help with Duct Collector Purchase Advice”: I agree with WhyMe. You can wear a dust mask until you can afford an air cleaner.

-- Measure twice, cut once. If it still doesn't fit get a big hammer.

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#3 posted 01-14-2018 10:31 PM

Dust collector

-- Rick M,

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#4 posted 01-14-2018 10:31 PM

I d do dust collection first because that is what collects the bulk of what dust is produced up front. For the fine airborne dust wear a dust mask.

- WhyMe


-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#5 posted 01-18-2018 12:51 PM

I agree with all above…..........dust collector

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 01-18-2018 11:57 PM

You definitely want a dust collector first. I just ordered mine for a 2 car garage shop and did enough research and comparisons to make my head spin. I would recommend you do the same and find one that best suits your needs. As for an air cleaner, I bought a WEN off Amazon for 116.00. I already have been using it and can notice a big difference in the air quality in the workshop. I don’t know your budget, but the air cleaner was much less than I expected to pay so I thought I would mention it. Good luck with your purchase and ask for advice if you need it. I got a bunch of good suggestions from members here, they are extremely helpful if you ask.

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#7 posted 01-19-2018 03:13 AM

Dust collector – and I strongly suggest a canister, not a bag. The Jet 1100 Vortex with the canister does a great job. I check periodically with an old school mag light into a dark shop. You can see how much dust is floating around.

I also just picked up (Dust Mask, MoHo Upgrade Version Activated Carbon Dustproof Mask) on Amazon. Super easy fit and comfort. Replaceable filters. Typical masks are annoying.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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