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Mreco99

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Hi

Just about to start using my new (and 1st ever) scroll saw in a small space in the garage. I am undecided on how to deal with the potential dangerous dust I will make.
I have watched many videos and youtube advise articles, from dust extractors to shop vacs to different face masks combos. Everyone has different ideas.

What is the best thing to do? I need to get on and do something.

Thanks
Simon
 

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starting out just use the house vac with a good bag and filter. See how it goes and then get something better if needed
 

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Thats like saying ride your new motor cycle around for a while to see if you like it, before buying a crash helmet.
A standard vacuum cleaner may not extract enough or the size of dust that causes illness.

Thanks but i'd rather approach safety a bit more seriously to start with.
 

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Mreco99":2e7h3dsf said:
Thats like saying ride your new motor cycle around for a while to see if you like it, before buying a crash helmet........
No it's not. The suggestion wasn't to use no extraction at all, which is the implication from your really poor analogy.
 

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I did suggest that you put in a suitable filter and bag in the vacuum. You may find that your hoover is then sufficient to collect the dust. If not, then obviously get a better hoover.
I have dust extraction from large industrial units(3 phase monster origanally from a saw mill) down to a 1980s tube body Meile hoover fitted with HEPA filters and 0.3 micron bags for my scroll saw (an EX30)
 

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Thanks for that.
So you use a Miele for scroll saw? be interested to see how that's rigged up?
 

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the ex30 has dust extraction port under the table, the nozzle from the vacuum is plugged into it via a rubber adaptor and i get bags on amazon
 

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Do you do any dust collection from the top?
(mine has a dust port at the bottom too)
 

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Camvac all set up, really pleased with it. Its not too noisy, collects the dust well. Very happy.
 
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