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    Ok, so when I'm sanding with the machine I wear ear defenders (must get on and retro fit headphones so i can listen to music while sanding) then when going round with the pole after and tidying up the reveals I wear a decent dust mask, recently on a few sites when I have seen other tapers sanding they don't wear a mask, have even seen a taper sanding with a machine with no hoover attached and again no mask! Have spoken to them and said "no mask?" to which they reply " i forgot it/can't be bothered!"
    The other thing I have noticed is that the majority of tapers I have seen not wearing a mask and who give the "forgot it/can't be bothered" comments are always hand tapers!
    So, who wears what protection when sanding and are you a machine or hand taper?
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    machine taper, ear defenders and a high quality mask for me. If i forgot my mask i would be driving home or to the nearest builders merchant to pick one up.

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    Machine sand, ipod with ear muffs over the top, so I can hear my tunes, and an FFP3 mask.

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    I machine sand with the festool & wear small foam disposable ear plugs.

    Have not worn a mask for years,


    I would be very interested to know the full health risks of breathing in sanding dust.
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    iPod and decent dust mask.
    What music do you listen to when sanding?
    I find a decent bit heavy rock helps . Rage against the machine, metallic, system of a down.
    Anyone got favourite playlists please post?

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    im a hand jointer and machine jointer but either way i hand sand wear ear plugs and a quality mask with a baseball cap to keep some dust from my eyes!!!but dont u find with the sanding machines they take too much off a lot of the time especially when you dont have the hover attatched???

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    And you would use a sander without a hoover attached, because...........?


    I only listen to dance music, mainly trance.

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    Machine taper,always use a mask and have my ipod on, some good metal and rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    And you would use a sander without a hoover attached, because...........?


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    My piece of crap generator will only power the sander to about 10rpm when using the hoover as well.
    When there is a house with power on within 100m im sorted with a transformer.

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    As long as sander is out of warranty - Belmoreboy likes people who don't use sanders with vacs cause they keep our repair shop busy !!

    In other words please use vacs with sanders people, they are designed to be used together! and they will break if used without, some take longer than others but the dust will cover the motor and burn out in inevitable
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    Machine/hand taper sanding with flex & hoover Mp3 player , jumper with hood , dust mask

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyM View Post
    And you would use a sander without a hoover attached, because...........?


    I only listen to dance music, mainly trance.

    Bit of drum and bass as well, to remind me of my drug riddled younger years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodmanatee View Post
    Bit of drum and bass as well, to remind me of my drug riddled younger years.
    or some mad acid tekno hehe

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    hand taper and always a mask, but for years masks were unheard of on site, was not until flat ceilings took over from artex that I started to see tapers using masks.

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    Machine taper and always a mask. You only have one pair of lungs so you have to look after them!
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    I agree, anyone tried using abranet to become "dust free"

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    Finally going to invest in a dustless sander after one of my main contractors has now
    a dust free clause for all trades .
    anyone recommend as good one, seen festool top of the range effert for 1400 is it worth it or u just paying for the brand .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amby DW View Post
    Finally going to invest in a dustless sander after one of my main contractors has now
    a dust free clause for all trades .
    anyone recommend as good one, seen festool top of the range effert for 1400 is it worth it or u just paying for the brand .
    no way, wait i'll get you a link to my best seller, only thing is its a hand held that you buy an extension for, but I have a demo unit with very dusty substrates to test it on in a small area and no one has ever left without buying it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amby DW View Post
    Finally going to invest in a dustless sander after one of my main contractors has now
    a dust free clause for all trades .
    anyone recommend as good one, seen festool top of the range effert for 1400 is it worth it or u just paying for the brand .

    http://www.mirkadustfreesanding.co.uk/

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    Festool was my fave until I used this tho, best thing to do is have a play with them all and see which one suits you best

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