If your sander has the option of being able to attach a shop
vac to it... DO IT! I got the attachment for my DW 1/4
sheet sander and it works great! Now, if I could get rid of
the dust canister on my PC333 for something similar, I would
Paul O. wrote:
I use a HEPA filter equipped Shop-Vac with my power sanders and a dust
mask when hand sanding.
The box fan WILL NOT work unless you rig some sort of down draft
table. Also, most cheaper filters will allow the dust to go right
FWIW -- Use your idea with the fan and filter. Do this on a day when you
can open the window, put fan on window sill so dust not caught by fan will
go out window. (Yes, you could then skip filter, but depends on what is
outside -- and interest in keeping fan clean.) Also, move stand near
window, get some plastic sheeting, cheap, and staple it to ceiling in a
horseshoe shape to enclose you and stand -- with window/fan at the open end
of the horseshoe. Note: Static elec. of plastic will also help catch dust.
Oh -- use appropriate lung protection.
My work shop is in my house (spare room to be exact) I sand daily, I also
dust the furniture regularly, but a one time sanding of a piece of furniture
isn't (in my opinion) going to be that bad!! Just tell the SWMBO to give you
the Pledge and dust the furniture when your are through!
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