Wood and Metal Goddess
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- Jul 18, 2017
One might consider the hazard of breathing metals dust when grinding carbide material, A person can be exposed to cadmium, chromium, cobalt
and nickel quite unknowingly. The metal dust is invisible and quite harmful. Chromium-6 is another concern while grinding and is a known carcinogen.
Eye protection is prudent but lung protection demands consideration too.
I happen to have an extra Baldor water cup .That's why there is a coolant cup that goes with carbide grinders.
Hi ZombiWelder,Carbide is really no good for your lungs.
I haven't done it myself yet but I want to rig an attachment to my grinder to hook my shop vac as dust collection.
I do wood and metal work and yeah dealing with dust is extra important for me. I already have a raggedy boom arm that swings over my shop with electric cord and an air hose which is reaaaly convinient btw. Ideally I would have a dust hose with some sort of cone at the end that I could easily swing where I need it.Hi ZombiWelder,
I am actually planning on building a metal dust collector / fume extractor. I already have my 12" wide aluminum impeller, and 26" tall nanofiber filter tube. I still haven't decided if I will use one if my inverter AC motors, or DC treadmill motors. My middle name is Overkill, btw