Woodworking comes with the age-old problem of wood dust. It’s more than a simple annoyance—wood dust is a safety hazard that needs to constantly be considered and dealt with in any shop that regularly takes on woodworking projects. Thankfully, there are amazing products such as the Festool CT SYS that will clear the air of your workspace, keeping you safe and comfortable while you work.
One of the main reasons to invest in quality dust collection tools is for your safety and the safety of your employees. Wood dust pollutes the air and is not safe for inhalation. Having appropriate dust collection along with the correct safety gear can keep you healthy even if you’re doing daily woodwork.
In addition, wood dust is a fire hazard. Different species of wood will produce dust with different combustion properties. Wood dust explosions are a real safety hazard that should be considered in any spaces that are used for extensive woodwork. A dust collector greatly reduces the risk of a wood dust explosion.
Wood dust is like glitter, it gets absolutely everywhere and is difficult to remove once it’s settled. Having dust buildup on your power tools can greatly reduce their longevity. This will cost you time when trying to thoroughly clean them, and it will cost money when they need to be replaced more often than usual. Dust collection reduces the buildup on workspaces and power tools so you have a well-maintained workshop at all times. It will also make shop cleaning easier with far less dust buildup to contend with, saving you a lot of extra time.
When you’re woodworking, you need to make precise cuts for the best product, and wood dust prevents you from being able to accomplish this. When there’s a buildup of dust on your project, you either need to spend extra time cleaning it off between cuts or try to make your cuts through a layer of dust. Not only can make this mess up the cut, but it could cause you to do the cut incorrectly because you can’t see. Maintain visibility with proper dust collection tools so you always have good visibility when you’re woodworking. It’ll save you money if you don’t waste wood on bad cuts, and it’ll save you time when you don’t have to constantly clear dust off of your projects.
Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.
Jason Brown Wood Floors is also your convenient dealer of high-quality, professional grade power tools. We offer brands that tradespeople trust most for the job. Come check out our Abingdon showroom to browse the in-stock selection of products and tools by Festool, Freud, Diablo, Shaper, Mirka, Makita, Saw Stop, and Grex.