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11 Ways to Get Dust (Before It gets You)

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Big Gulp Ultimate Dust Hood

Catch a broad blast of debris...

While no single accessory will catch all the dust and chips that go airborne when turning wood, the Big Gulp Ultimate Dust Hood gobbles up a lot of it. When tethered to a 1-hp or larger dust collector with 4" hose, the Big Gulp gathers in most of the chips made when hollowing out a bowl or vessel. It's especially effective at sucking up sanding dust from turnings--the stuff you'd breathe into your lungs otherwise.

The Big Gulp mounts between the ways of any lathe bed on three slotted arms with locking knobs, allowing you to position the hood where you need help most. You can also get it on a floor stand (model #DBU30, $120) or the long-armed Dust Picker (model #DPICKER2, $60), which has a smaller hood, for dust collection behind a mitersaw, radial-arm saw, or other dust-spewing tool.

Big Gulp Ultimate Dust Hood
Model #DLGULP, $60

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Comments (6)
Darylmhale wrote:

A cleaner shop is a more productive shop, a cleaner shop is a healthier shop, no point in woodworking if your not around to do it:)

5/18/2013 10:36:07 AM Report Abuse
Chik Weid wrote:

Gimmee-a-break! It's what happens when you work with wood forgawdssake! Why all the fuss - who wants a"pristine shop" anyway? It sounds like a lot of people have been taken in. Having sawdust and shavings around is all part of the process - it's what happens with woodworking. A half hour at the end of the day to tidy up - an hour on Fridays... that's the way we've always worked... for generations. Amateurs !!! Pathetic !!!

5/16/2013 09:27:26 PM Report Abuse
plusaf wrote:

in my shop, i've got a "hotel/motel-type" heater/a-c unit. i fashioned a frame to hold a 10x20" furnace filter to the front of it because sawdust was going right through the built-in filter and literally creating smoke when i turned the heat on in the fall... i realized yesterday that the appropriate use of the unit is to run the fan all the time as an air cleaner and run the heater or a/c unit part as needed.

3/5/2011 11:45:15 AM Report Abuse
donernst1253186 wrote:

In addition to "collecting dust", there also needs to be a dust filter that collects micron sized particles that get away and fill the shop, and your lungs.

3/3/2011 10:47:27 AM Report Abuse
james cobb wrote:

Have you ever noticed that most of the shavings come back toward you? I use a pedistal fan to blow sanding dust toward a smaller version of the Big Gulp. The Big Gulp would work great for this!

3/3/2011 10:32:59 AM Report Abuse
stolicky602136 wrote:

While this is a good idea for small turnings (i.e. pens, spindles, boxes, etc.) unless you have a really powerful DC with a pre-separator or cyclone, you will clog up the system. This is especially a problem with wet shavings and to a lesser degree when turning long, stringy, acrylic materials.

3/3/2011 10:26:42 AM Report Abuse

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