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Airborne dust particles that are generated during the sanding of body-filled repairs can contain hazardous substances such as chromium, lead, and silica that are harmful to your lungs and nervous systems. Also, the discharge of dust or fine particles to the environment outside is prohibited.

Dust extraction systems can significantly reduce the amount of dust in a shop. This is beneficial to worker safety as well as your profitability as it will eliminate expensive re-painting, and reduce cleaning costs.

Your sandpaper costs will also be lowered because a dustless sander will remove a very high percentage of dust that is created. By keeping the sandpaper cleaner, it can last up to 2 times longer. This can help to substantially offset the cost of installing central vacuum systems and ventilated sanders. Mobile prep stations and wet sanding methods will also reduce dust levels in your shop.

The following article provides more information on how you can use ventilated sanders to minimize dust in your shop.

Talk to your jobber, equipment and tool supplier or paint supplier about systems that are right for your facility.



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