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And this is why you spring for the good dust masks

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Hello everyone,

I will say up front that I do need to get a real respirator and that paper masks don't seal as well as a real respirator but this was what I had on hand. This is from 2 to 3 hours worth of work cleaning the funk and rust off of steel from the scrap yard, cutting with angle grinder and grinding to get ready to weld.


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  • 9 months later...

There are 3 main things you need to take in to consideration with dust masks. The protection rating, ffp3 being the best (in the UK). I have seen "proper face masks" rated at lower levels than good paper masks. The second thing is has it been face fit for you? The best mask in the world is no good if it doesn't fit you properly. The third thing is facial hair, it's almost impossible to get a face fit  with facial hair. 

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