By now, most people are aware of the dangers that inhaling dust particles can pose when working in a woodworking workshop. Wood can create
a serious potential health hazard when wood dust becomes airborne and is breathed in. Dust inhalation and ingestion causes all manner of respiratory problems and can even lead to cancer. This is why dust extraction and
respiratory protection is vital for the workshop environment; get the latest reliable safety equipment online from The ToolPost at http://www.toolpost.co.uk/.
The term dust extraction is frequently used
generically to encompass the various machines designed to protect one's health in the workshop. Many devices described as dust extractors are more properly described as chip extractors which cannot effectively deal with
the dangerous sub-micron size particles. Such machines can in fact be the source of the problem due to the recycling of incompletely filtered air back into the workshop. The impact of such hazardous dust particles can
be significantly reduced by using a respirator. Following years of experience using such respiratory protection products, The ToolPost is ideally placed to recommend the very best products from the leading manufacturers
that will protect your respiratory health.
One of the most popular choices is the Power Cap Lite IP respirator from JSP, available from The ToolPost, which also serves to provide a bump
cap and impact protection visor. Further benefits include a lower head weight than its main competitors; a narrow visor with no bottom frame to bother the user when the chin is dropped; 8-hour
capacity batteries enclosed within the headpiece and a soft seal to the visor that allows for both glasses and facial hair without detriment to operation.
As an alternative, The ToolPost also offers the Trend
Airshield Pro, recently updated to provide enhanced filtering capacity (with a simpler filter arrangement) in a lighter weight with double the battery life. All the features of the original Trend Airshield Pro that made
it a popular choice in the first place are reassuringly still evident: an easily replaceable flip-up visor and no external battery packs to hamper movement.
The ToolPost, which specialises in wood turning tools, woodcarving tools, equipment and accessories, has an entire range of trusted health and safety solutions. To view all the products, visit http://www.toolpost.co.uk/