Dust Control for DIY Woodworking Projects

Dust Control for DIY Woodworking Projects

Sep 13, 2018, 1:07:07 PM Life and Styles

Dust control is very important when you are working on a DIY project. It is important to keep your work area clean so that it doesn't interfere with your work. It is also important to keep a clean work area so that dust and debris do not ruin your project. 

For example, dust and dirt do not mix with painting as it will get stuck to the painted surfaces and cause it to turn out less than desirable. Keeping the dust down can also be beneficial to your health. There are a few different ways to keep the dust problem under control bit one of the easiest ways is to keep a shop vac handy. Every so often you should take a minute to suck up any dirt or debris to keep your workspace nice and neat. 

Benefits of keeping your workspace dust-free: 

➣More pleasant to work in a clean space 
➣Keeps bugs and dust mites to a minimum 

➣Better quality of air 
➣Won't affect projects in a negative way ​​

Shop vacs Have Come a Long Way
Shop vacs are not as noisy as you have come to expect these days and they are also less bulky and more energy efficient. They have gotten much easier to move around and have had many upgrades since the earlier models were developed. These days there are shop vacs in many different shapes and sizes so no matter the size of your shop, garage, or workspace you will be able to to find one that suits your needs while not taking up too much space. 

It is important to keep your workspace clean because it will also help to keep down the bug population and dust mites. If you suffer from allergies, you can also appreciate the importance of keeping the dust down. And even if you don't suffer from allergies, you will be better able to breathe without your nose getting clogged up.

What to Look For When Buying a Shop Vac

When shopping around for a shop vac, there are a few things that you should look for. You should consider how much you will be hauling it around. If you will be transporting it to different work locations, then you will want to go for a lighter version. You should also think about the noise level. If your work area will be near neighbors, who may complain about the noise you may want to go for a quieter version. You will also need to consider where you will be storing your shop vac. 

You will want to think about size and whether or not it will fit into your space. Just like the vacuum you use in the home, shop vacs will come with a bin system or a bag system. If you don't want to deal with the mess of emptying s bin, you will want to go with a bag system. Bags will cost a little more, but you are paying for convenience. 

Think about what features you want such as long extension cords, variable power options, and adjustable brush heights. You want to get a shop vac that will make your job of cleaning up easier. Most models also come with a HEPA filter, but you may want to double check the description if this is an important feature for you to have. A shop vac should make cleanup easier. If it doesn't do that then maybe it is time to get a different model. 

Features to look for in a shop vac:

➣Extra features 


Published by Joel Borthwick


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