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Busting dust in a basement shop

Dress to egress

Dress to egress

Dust inevitably clings to you and your clothes as you work. Follow the tips in the photo right to make a clean exit.

More Resources
For additional help on assembling an efficient dust-collection system, refer to the following:

  • "Figure Dust-Collection Needs" Issue 119 (December 1999) or online at
  • "Guide to Workshop Dust Control" Issue 143 (September 2002)v
  • "Dust Collection that Evolves With Your Shop" Issue 198 (July 2010)
  • "Clearing the Air: How to Buy a Dust Collector" Issue 207 (October 2011)
  • "Dust-Defying Cyclone" Issue 100 (November 1997)
  • Visit our forums to learn more about reader modifications to the cyclone in issue 100:

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Comments (2)
3-j wrote:

.3 is fraction of one micron, thus, it is correctly stated/written .3 micron, not microns.

3/20/2014 06:38:24 PM Report Abuse
Kerfer wrote:

There are risks with using an air gun to remove dust from yourself, possibly blowing something into your skin, or worse into your eye, potentially with some force. Use a vacuum instead.

12/16/2013 08:19:39 PM Report Abuse

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