Are dust collectors explosion proof?

The CD-600EX and CD-1200EX Stainless Steel portable dust collectors are fully compliant with OSHA and NRTL and 3rd party standards for explosive dusts, and are certified explosion-proof.

What particle size is wood dust?

between 10 and 30 µm
The average diameter of wood dust is usually between 10 and 30 µm; however, in thin processing, even smaller dust can be produced with a diameter lower than 5 µm. Machines emit wood particles at an average speed of 10 m s-1.

How do you clean a dust collector filter bag?

Turn the bag inside out, use the cold setting, and wash it on a gentle cycle with laundry detergent. Tumble-dry the bag on the air-only, no-heat setting or hang it outdoors in nice weather to dry completely before using it again.

Is 2HP dust collector enough?

No, I don’t think you need a bigger dust collector. A 2HP machine should offer at least 1,200 CFM of draw — plenty for connecting to your table saw, planer, jointer and lathe.

How many CFM do I need for dust collection?

They found most small shop stationary tools need about 1000 cubic feet per minute (CFM) of airflow to have good fine dust collection and only need about 350 CFM for good “chip collection”.

Is sanding dust harmful?

Wood dust becomes a potential health problem when wood particles from processes such as sanding and cutting become airborne. Breathing these particles may cause allergic respiratory symptoms, mucosal and non-allergic respiratory symptoms, and cancer.

Can sawdust be harmful?

Wood dust is also associated with toxic effects, irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, dermatitis, and respiratory system effects which include decreased lung capacity and allergic reactions.

What are dust collector bags made of?

Types of Dust Collector Filter Bags

  • Cotton (woven) Normal maximum continuous operating temperature is 180°F.
  • Polyester. Normal maximum continuous operating temperature is 275°F.
  • High Efficiency Felts (SlyHE, MPS)
  • Polypropylene.
  • Nylon (Cerex®)
  • Acrylic (Homopolymer Acrylic Felt)
  • Aramid (Nomex®)
  • Fiberglass.

Can bag filters be washed?

Most filters are a good candidate for the cleaning process. The process of cleaning filter bags has not changed much over the years. They are basically washed in large machines designed to remove large amounts of dirt and dust.