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Old 09-05-2019, 07:25 AM
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Whatever you do.....DO NOT skimp on PPE (Personal Protection Equipment)! A good quality full or half face respirator is a MUST!!

Here's the one I use:

The biggest thing with this mask is that the facepiece is made of a soft silicone, that seals easily and well. Many of the less expensive masks use a harder plastic, that doesn't seal well.

Filters: These are the baseline filters....

Just look for pink colored filters..... that additional numbers/protections are above and beyond baseline particle protection. Just make sure that the filters are rated for whatever you're working with. An example is if/when you get into etching damascus. I am astounded at how many MORONS work with various acids, most of which are VERY dangerous, either without a mask, or with the wrong mask! PAY ATTENTION AND PROTECT YOURSELF!

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