Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Northern California
When I got started I bought a 8" Poitras Jointer, Inca Table saw with Mortising Attachment, 12" Powermatic planer, Delta Shaper and a 20" Powermatic bandsaw along with an assortment of routers, hand tools, etc but, until recent years I ignored dust control and my lungs probably are suffering from it now. In recent years I have avoided certain woods like black walnut (very dusty) rosewood and others in my inventory because of the dust. The addition of the Festool Dust Extractor connected to their sanders, domino joiner, jigsaw along with my Oneida V-3000 shop system has allowed me to work without nightly rinsing my nose and throat and coughing all night long.
Dust control should have been higher on my priority list years ago.