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Fume / dust extractor recommendations


#1

I’ve got a small studio in a spare room in my apartment. I don’t
currently solder or polish there, but I’m interested in doing so.
Since this is a room in my home, though, I’m especially concerned
with safety. I don’t need all sorts of nasty particles landing in the
carpet and getting tracked all over my living space.

I’m looking into buying a fume extractor and dust collector (DIY is
not an option for me at the moment), and I’ve found a few models that
I think would suit my needs. However, I don’t have any real way of
evaluating their quality. Are they reliable? Do they work well? Do
they work at all? It’s not like I can go on Amazon and see what 200
other people have said.

Does anyone have any recommendations? I was leaning towards Sentry
Air, but I looked at their Yelp review (review, singular) and now I’m
wary.

Thanks,
Stephanie Jura


#2

There is another answer Stephanie - - Loot at using tumblers to
finish.

They don’t require dust collectors - I have a buff and vacuum - and
almost never use it. Tumblers do the work.

Judy Hoch, G.G.


#3

If you use tripoli and rouge, it will get everywhere anyway. I put
my polishing set up in a closet with a curtain in front. Works
pretty well. Also put a cheap rug on top of the supposedly good rug
the apartment provides.

Esta Jo

Esta Jo Schifter
shiftingmetal.com


#4
If you use tripoli and rouge, it will get everywhere anyway. I put
my polishing set up in a closet with a curtain in front. Works
pretty well. Also put a cheap rug on top of the supposedly good
rug the apartment provides. 

Oh, definitely, I’d planned to put something down. I actually use
Luxi when polishing, since I’ve found it’s so much cleaner than
tripoli, rouge, etc.

They really do get everywhere.

Stephanie Jura


#5

Just bought some Lux, plan on switching to it.

Esta Jo Schifter
shiftingmetal.com