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Old 09-24-2019, 12:54 AM   #1
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Need advice for catching grinding "dust"

I have metal particles all over my shop from grinding and cutting. I cannot afford a downdraft table, but I do want to build something that will keep most/all of the metal particles in one area. Grinding/cutting outside is not the solution for me.

Any ideas (links/pictures/personal experience) you can share?

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Old 09-24-2019, 06:53 PM   #2
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Re: Need advice for catching grinding "dust"

I have lit myself on fire with a cut off wheel a few times...

The Fabrication Series on youtube just did a grinding table build. He used a box fan and some steel. Seems to work well. I plan on making one once I have more space in my garage.
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Old 09-25-2019, 08:47 AM   #3
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Re: Need advice for catching grinding "dust"

One or more welding blankets might help. Hung shower curtain style as temporary walls. Make sure to have good ventilation or wear a filter mask.

One version: https://www.harborfreight.com/6-ft-x...ket-95015.html

Watch those fuzzy places on your project jeans as well. They make great fire starting tinder.
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Old 09-25-2019, 04:51 PM   #4
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Re: Need advice for catching grinding "dust"

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One or more welding blankets might help. Hung shower curtain style as temporary walls. Make sure to have good ventilation or wear a filter mask.

One version: https://www.harborfreight.com/6-ft-x...ket-95015.html

Watch those fuzzy places on your project jeans as well. They make great fire starting tinder.

Those blankets are a great idea! That had never crossed my mind!
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Old 09-25-2019, 05:02 PM   #5
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I have lit myself on fire with a cut off wheel a few times...

The Fabrication Series on youtube just did a grinding table build. He used a box fan and some steel. Seems to work well. I plan on making one once I have more space in my garage.
Ha! I watched that the other evening, making me wonder what others use. His downdraft table even with box fans was around $500. If I made one it would definitely be that nice or expensive. Great tutorial, though.
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Old 09-25-2019, 09:26 PM   #6
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Re: Need advice for catching grinding "dust"

I watched the video and I think you could build it for half the price. If you have metal laying around you could do it for even less. For example, you could use 1" instead of 1 1/2 for the frame, and use expanded metal grate rather than aluminum for the top.
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:28 AM   #7
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Re: Need advice for catching grinding "dust"

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Ha! I watched that the other evening, making me wonder what others use. His downdraft table even with box fans was around $500. If I made one it would definitely be that nice or expensive. Great tutorial, though.
I was thinking with scrap metal you could do it for closer to 100. No need to be fancy.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:52 PM   #8
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Re: Need advice for catching grinding "dust"

Simple, 2 10 dollar box fans. One pushing in, one pushing out. Doorways or Windows.

I watch my buddy get bloody noses all the time. He dont listen....
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