I have a question that I’m hoping I can get a few opinions on. I am
a relative beginner at jewellery making (a few years as a hobby with
occasional sales). A few weeks (maybe months now) ago there was a
conversation on Orchid regarding workshop safety and the importance
of good air quality where some users shared their horror stories
regarding long term airborne contaminants. This conversation got me
to thinking about the importance of buying an air filter.
I have, therefore, been looking at what to get and the options are
somewhat daunting. I don’t want to buy more than I need, but I
certainly am willing to pay for a high quality filter to meet my
needs (I figure my lungs/life are worth a lot).
I have a separate soldering station/desk right beside my regular
bench. I am using oxygen / acetylene Smith Little Torch. So I’d like
something that would catch soldering fumes as well as the acetylene
soot and also dust from any polishing/sanding I do with the flex
shaft (my polishing machine has a built in filter).
I had been looking at a FumeFighter500 from Air Quality Engineering,
but am worried that it might be too much filter for me and too
loud–I think it’s designed for larger scale welding.
Then I realized that the jewellery suppliers might have filters and
found lots of options.
I am now considering the Quatro Velocity X2 Two Station from Otto
Frei. I am looking for either opinions on this unit &/OR
recommendations for other filters.
Thank you all for reading, and even more for any replies,