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Best Respirator for sawdust

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I am getting to the point that I am tired of using those $4 white masks with the 'cool vent' in the front from home depot.

I want to look into Respirator masks. But I don't know what's important aspects to look for in them. I saw some all purpose masks. Is that what I get? I didn't see anything for saw dust… are they out there? Do you recommend those masks? Or are they not worth it because of the filter replacements?

All thoughts are welcome

Adam
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I don't know anything about your age/health/respiratory history so I will just offer this as a simple suggestion… If you are planning to work with a "respirator" on, you might consider your age/health/respiratory history. If there is anything there to be concerned about with the use of a respirator, you might want to have your physician check your physical condition with the idea in mind that you will be wearing one while working. Fit testing, training and a medical evaluation would be required before using a "respirator" if you were working at a job covered under the General Industry Standard so, if at work you would go through those hoops, why not do it if you were going to wear one at home. Sorry, don't mean to lecture but I had to mention that as it is something I used to preach during my days working in occupational health and safety.
Mike
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