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Rockler - Power Air Respirator

The filter, fan, and motor are attached to the mask for this respirator. It resembles a reusable dust mask.

$70 (As of 11/1/2008)

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Editor's Review: Protect Yourself From Wood Dust

by Jeff Miller

review date: November 1, 2008

I recently tested a large selection of masks and respirators, and had the editors at Fine Woodworking do the same. After all of our testing, it’s clear that there are a few key features that make for a great power respirator.

The weight and balance of the helmet, for example, are important. In addition, the face shield (if included) shouldn’t distort or interfere with your vision. You also should be able to wear some kind of hearing protection with the respirator on.

This Power Air Respirator resembles a reusable dust mask, but it’s heavier because the filter, fan, and motor are on the mask. The batteries go in a belt pack. Everyone who tested this one found it uncomfortable.

Of the respirators we tested, the Trend Airshield and Airshield Pro distinguished themselves for comfort, clarity of vision, and overall user-friendliness.

This respirator is available at www.rockler.com.

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Rockler
Manufacturer's Web Site www.rockler.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-279-4441

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