Soup Up Your Dust Collector
Get finer filtration and more power from any single-stage collector
Synopsis: Everyone agrees that wood dust is a danger, but not everyone can afford the best solution, a cyclone dust collector with state-of-the-art filtration. So what do you do for more budget-friendly protection? Add a better filter and a separator or internal baffle to your single-stage collector. Better filters will filter the finest dust, keeping your airways cleaner, and a separator or baffle will trap the majority of dust before it reaches the filter, so you won’t have to stop and unclog it as often.
The dangers of wood dust have been well-chronicled in this magazine. Most people now realize that it is the tiniest, hardest-to-capture particles that are the worst, lodging deepest in the lungs and staying there the longest.
Everyone agrees on the problem, but a lot of people can’t afford the best solution: a cyclone dust collector, with state-of-the-art filtration, hooked up permanently to every…