Dust extraction: Work in a better and healthier way
Wood dust – not a big deal?
Do you work a lot with wood? Then you'll know all about it: You can't do any sawing or planing without creating dust and chips. This dust and dirt can impact air quality and your health, costing you time because afterwards, depending on your tool, you are left with the onerous task of removing wood dust – not only from every surface, but also from yourself. Let us show you the risks posed by grinding dust and explain how you can improve your safety when doing DIY thanks to wet and dry vacuum cleaner.
The benefits of dust-free working
Working with wood creates dust. This wood dust is more than just a nuisance in the workshop – it also puts your health at risk, meaning it is a hazard that should not be underestimated when doing DIY. For instance, dust negatively impacts air quality and may lead to eye irritation and difficulty breathing, particularly if the particles come from harmful materials. What's more, dust created during woodworking triggers asthma and allergies, as well as cancer. This means that a dusty environment is not a good environment for you and your project. In addition to the health aspects, it also costs you time and stress if you keep having to interrupt your work to remove wood chips. Dirt can also make it difficult to see, which often results in cutting that isn't straight. Quick and effective dust extraction is therefore of the utmost importance in your workshop.
Quick and clean: Dust extraction for your workshop
Bosch dust extractors remove wood dust directly from the tool – right where it is produced, meaning dirt particles never even get into the air that you might breathe in. What's more, it is much easier to see, so you can focus more on your cutting line and achieve more precise results. Another great benefit is that your clothes stay cleaner for longer, since there are fewer chips flying around your workshop. By the way, you can also use Bosch dust extractors for wet dirt and fluids when you are doing DIY, in addition to dry dirt. As a result, you can get through your project without annoying interruptions, making cleaning up afterwards quick and easy.
Want to find out more about sanding? Then take a look at our sanding guide. This is where we explain certain materials to be aware of when grinding and give tips for which machine is best suited to your project. It's worth the effort – if done properly, an old wooden floor looks absolutely beautiful, bringing warmth and comfort into your home. The grinding machine can also be used outside: When spring gradually gets going, it's time to give your garden furniture a little makeover – its wood and paint usually won't have survived the winter unscathed. That's no problem at all with our guide to grinding and oiling garden furniture.
Here's another tip: For most DIY projects, you end up needing a paintbrush or paint roller sooner or later. But did you know that there is an alternative here? A paint spray system makes it simple to spray any wall paint, lacquer or varnish with just one tool. Use our guide to learn everything you need to know about paint spray systems, such as when they are particularly useful and how to use them. Your health and protection against spray mist is crucial here too. So always remember to wear the appropriate protective clothing.
Thanks to the UniversalAdapter, any Bosch dust extractor can be fitted to many Bosch tools quickly and simply. This includes hand-held circular saws, routers, jigsaws, sanders and planers.
Before starting your next project, we recommend ensuring that you have dust extraction to hand, as well conventional protective clothing. Then you can get started with your DIY safely. Have fun!