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Fume / dust extractor recommendations

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

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.

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

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

Just bought some Lux, plan on switching to it.

Esta Jo Schifter
shiftingmetal.com