If you work in a woodworking shop or any place where wood is processed, you are likely aware of the dangers of sharp saw blades and other power tools, but are you aware of the severe risks of wood dust? Dirt, dust, and debris can float around in the air, causing issues for your equipment, as well as your help. Every workshop needs to have a dust collection system. Let’s go over the importance of dust collection in the workshop.
The Dangers of Wood Dust
Wood dust may seem harmless, but it is one of the most dangerous hazards in the workplace. Wood dust is a carcinogen, a substance that can cause cancer. This dust can quickly enter your system through your nose and get into your lungs. Studies have shown a connection between exposure to wood dust and early cancer exposure in the nasal area.
How Does a Dust Extractor Work?
A dust extractor works by bringing in air from an area and processing it through a filtering system to deposit dust particles into the collection area. Then the cleaned air is returned to the space or exhausted to the environment. The Festool CleanTec SYS System comes HEPA certified, meaning you will not run into any issues regarding the certification of your dust extraction systems.
The Importance of Dust Extraction
Improves Health and Safety
Your safety is the top priority when working with power tools. When the air is filled with dust and debris, it can affect your lungs if you inhale it. In addition, this particulate can collect on or near equipment, posing a severe fire hazard. A dust extractor removes these contaminants from the air, cleaning the air and ensuring the safety of everyone inside.
Leads to Better Product
Dust in the air can make its way inside your equipment, interfering with the machine’s functionality. This can lead to slower equipment and broken machines, which will need attention and repairs. Dust collectors remove this risk, allowing your machinery to work at optimal performance and create quality products.
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