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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:51 AM
Don't use the belt sander inside unless you're not worried a saw dust film everywhere.
I do it in my detached garage, then use a shop vac and leaf blower to clean it all out. It can be a mess!
Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:54 PM
I agree. Belt sanders, and sanding in general, makes tons of dust that raises hell with my sinuses.
I always wear a dust mask when I'm sanding.
The Rigid ocillating belt sander I use has a dust extraction port on the back, for hooking up a vac while i'm sanding, and I never sand without it.
Gene, with friends like you..... Hahaha
Edited by mark poulson, 02 February 2012 - 01:00 PM.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:46 PM
I use one of those clip on respirators from Lowes. As shown below. It does not bother me a lot, but it messes with your sinuses and lungs. even if your not allergic it will make you flem more.
I used to make American Indian bows, hence the screen name. I would work with Osage which is a yellow orange wood. Just using a draw knife and a farriers rasp would leave me kleenex with yellow/orange stuff from my nose. That is when I figured the mask would be a good idea.
Edited by archeryrob, 02 February 2012 - 01:47 PM.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:50 PM
Is that Osage as in the Osage orange tree?
Fruit wood is very oily, as are most hardwoods. The oil in the sawdust is very allergic, and the oil in walnut can actually give you a rash on your arms.
I worked on a family room for six weeks, building solid walnut cabinets, a bar, and paneling the walls. By the end of the day, my finger tips would be black from the oil, and I would have to use Neosynefren nose drops to clean out the black sawdust, even though we wore dust masks.
Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:26 AM
Yeah definitely should wear respatory protection when sanding. The wood I use is a known carcinagen in dust form(i dont think thats spelled right ) and if I sand just a little without a mask i can feel it. After about an hour of sanding the dust starts irratating my eyes too. Eye protection is also a good idea.