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Chris Davison11/03/2013 21:01:39
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Can anyone tell me what dust mask i should be buying? What is all this P2 and P3 stuff?

Small workshop, woodworking, sawdust, sanding, MDF. Please advise.


Oddjob12/03/2013 09:35:50
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Everything you need to know is here:



Simon Reeves12/03/2013 12:55:28
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Very good advice on this datasheet. As almost anyone who reads the forum postings knows, dust is a bit of a "thing" with me. If you can possibly stretch to it, get a proper workshop extractor and get rid of as much dust at source as you can, as well as wearing at least a P3 mask, especially with MDF.

There's a simple rule to follow - if you can see dust in a shaft of sunlight (if we ever get any again!!), you should be wearing a mask. And don't remove it as soon as you finish whatever job you're doing.


TonTay12/03/2013 22:33:54
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Thanks Oddjob for the link, I followed it and found it to be interesting reading. I think that a great many people working in wood don't realise the danger caused by the dust indeed I was one until I read the pamphlet.

Regards Tontay

Mark Nicholls29/03/2013 22:15:53
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Thanks for this topic, and Oddjob's link. In realitythis should be a sticked post, if the forum can support it.

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