Here on Miter Saw Judge, we strive to bring you detailed guides on all of the power tools you need for a thriving home or commercial workshop.
What else is essential, though?
Controlling the large volumes of dust created by this equipment. Whether you’re cutting, sanding or perhaps even breaking out the angle grinder, sawdust and debris are a constant menace.
There are several different routes you could take if you want to keep woodchips and finer particles in check…
Shop vacs have great suction but a very weak airflow so they are certainly not the best option for dealing with the mess generated by your band saw. The other drawback to shop vacs is that they do a solid job of cleaning up after you’ve finished working but you should also focus on maintaining a clean, clear environment as you are beavering away. The last thing you need is to keep breaking your workflow to give the shop vac a quick blast.
Dust collectors undeniably work well and we recently produced a detailed guide to buying the best dust collector to help you choose the most suitable model. We looked at both portable units and those more suited for commercial use. While these deal admirably with larger chips and much of the dust created, it’s inevitable that some of these finer particles slip the net.
How, then, can you ramp up dust protection without spending a king’s ransom?
Today, we’ll walk you through another ideal way to get rid of all those fine particles and airborne contaminants in almost maintenance-free fashion with our air filtration system reviews.