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    You'll also need to wear a respirator if you're cutting/sanding MDF

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    so gork, which respirator is best to get? brand-wise...
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    I don't know what brand the one I used was, where it was purchased, or how much it cost. I borrowed it from a fellow who had it for painting and it had a new filter in it for organics.

    I did find a site that may be of some use although it may be quite a bit more in depth than what you need to make a decision. When I have seen them in the store, they say on the package what they filter out. I assume it would be fairly obvious what to buy when presented with the selection on the shelf...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gork
    I don't know what brand the one I used was, where it was purchased, or how much it cost. I borrowed it from a fellow who had it for painting and it had a new filter in it for organics.

    I did find a site that may be of some use although it may be quite a bit more in depth than what you need to make a decision. When I have seen them in the store, they say on the package what they filter out. I assume it would be fairly obvious what to buy when presented with the selection on the shelf...
    no no no...excellent source! not too in-depth at all, since whenever i ask a questions i want to know all the nooks and crannies to the answer! plus it gives me a lotta keywords to ...

    EDIT: btw...you just made ths thread invaluable! stick stick sticky!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gork
    Note the use of words like "permanent" and "fatal." Granted, you can die if you drink gasoline, but then again you dont usually pump it into an open bucket next to your face, and the system of delivery has been designed not to let the vapors escape.
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    both Permanent and Fatal appear after "prolonged occupational overexposure". I gather from that that it's the same as say, drinking. Occaional use compared to getting and staying drunk constantly. Since you have said it's a "one time project" this seems to be a big difference.

    If it were me, I would make sure I was in a well ventiated area, with possibly a fan, and possibly a dusk mask, but most likely no mask at all. BUT (and thats a big but) I tend not to error on the side of safety.

    I've worked in construction/remodeling for 23 years and have pretty much ignored most warning labels. I do own respirators and have used them time to time, usually when spraying with oil based paints or primers in an enclosed area, say a bathroom. I believe like, JC-S60 said, most warnings are to prevent law suits. Simular to the one on my kids stroller which states "do not fold up with child inside".

    My advise, go with how you feel. If concerned about safety then go with the $50-$60 respirator, if you think the warning is over blown, dusk mask, or if you don't care at all, then nothing.

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    he will just sign with an X he is still a little in the fog today

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    I use a 3M resp. from Home Depot - it was about $30 I think. Do not use a dust mask when there are any type of chemical vapors involved.

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    okie dokie guys...thaks for the help!!
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    luckily for me, i have a job at a true value here in town so i can get good respirators for $8-15 (ao safety)
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