Dust Extractors essential for DIY and Woodworking Workshops
When cutting, sawing, routing or sanding timber or board, these processes create airborne particles that responsible for respiratory disorders and skin irritation, and that's why it is essential to have a dust extractor.
Certain wood species and board products are associated with cancer, respiratory disorders and skin irritation. But there are additional factors to consider when cutting, sawing, routing or sanding, and these include the abrasiveness of the wood species and its impact on the safety and life of tools, as well as the increasing possibility of fire caused by an excessive build-up of sawdust and the risk of fire that could result from this build-up.
In any work environment, steps must be taken to ensure a clean, dust-free atmosphere to reduce the risk of fire or harm to personal safety.
Festool's product manager Andreas Buck, says that there is an increasing worldwide demand for mobile dust extractors that are easy to transport to job sites and that can be used for various dust classes. "A dust-free working environment is essential; if dust is allowed to build-up on workpieces, this is guaranteed to impair quality. It is also a fact that tools fitted with good dust extraction devices have a significantly longer service life," says Buck.
The comprehensive range of dust extractors offered by Festool have proved their compliance under independent tests and in line with legal requirements. Plus, these products are manufactured according to the 'Made in Germany' standards. Festool offers a comprehensive range of mobile dust extractors for the different dust classes M, L and H," says Buck.
Cutting, sawing, routing and sanding wood or board generate fine airborne wood particles - dust that can cause skin disorders like allergic dermatitis, asthma and impaired lung function.
The Festool range of mobile dust extractors have a range of features that include:
• Integrated hose holder that securely stores the hose during transport
• The Systainer system that provides a rugged, flexible, and convenient means of storing, carrying and combining tools and accessories for mobile use during assembly and service work • A choice of varying volumes of containers from five to 48 litres
• AutoClean system that monitors dust/condensation to automatically clean its flat filter to ensure a consistently high suction
• Lightweight chassis
• Generous container geometry for maximum capacity and a high degree of flexibility
• Swivelling castor wheels and rear wheels for optimum mobility
• Locking brake that guarantees stability on any surface and during transport.
• integrated flat filter in the suction head ensures that the full volume is utilised
• kink-resistant suction hose.
Buck advises users who do mostly stationary work in a workshop, to invest in the largest CTM 48E AC mobile dust extractor: "With its generous container capacity of up to 48 litres, it provides ample space for large amounts of dust and thus enables you to work for longer intervals without having to empty the dust container," he says."For high-dust applications such as grinding, and when working with the Planex LHS 225 long-reach sander, Festool offers the CTM 36E AC-Planex mobile dust extractor. It includes a kink-resistant suction hose and a special holder for storing the long-reach sander.
Adapted from article via Wood SA