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I'm thinking of getting something for my workshop,(garage),to reduce the amount of dust that no doubt enters my lungs, ( I do wear a mask of course).
Can anyone recommend a small filtration system that preferably doesn't cost a fortune?
 

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I have yet to find something that looks like it will work and is inexpensive.

My belt/disc sander throws sawdust everywhere and moving it in and out of the garage is a pain.

I've resorted to wiring the shop vac hose under the belt and leaving the vac running to catch some dust. Catches some but not very effective.
 

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A buddy of mine uses a reg window fan - purchased at Wal-Mart - and attaches a furnace filter with duct tape - and sets that in place to blow the sawdust away. I've not tried it, for I generally don't have space on my workbench.
 

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I do the shop vac thing also -- but I've thought about the Jet filtration system, hang it from the ceiling.
 

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I also have a bigger shop vac that I hook up to my sanders port when working. I use a dust bag insert and usually keep the vac running outside my shop for a bit less noise.
 

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My shop vac catches the coarser material, but the really fine material gets through it. I don't have one of those large drum/filter attachments.

Last week, ants were coming into a breakfast nook window. I dusted them with boric acid (powder). That evening, I vacuumed all that up with the shop vac, and the scent of the boric acid was all over that part of the house! I had to get a fan set up in the window to suck out the poisonous air.
 

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I have a filter system that attaches to the vacuum cleaner it works well, on the band saw the problem is the belt sander has a different size attachment so trying to find different adapters to fit it.
 
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