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A tester tries out the dust-collection system with a cheap, thrift-store vacuum.

Dustless Sanding

DIY device makes projects cleaner and easier.

Responsible boatyard work requires dust collection. Whether it’s toxic bottom paint or ordinary sanding dust, it still makes a mess and can ruin a neighbor’s paint job-in-progress. Dustless sanders have hose connections leading to vacuum cleaners, but unless it is a sophisticated vacuum with multi-stage dust separation, those filters clog and dust flies.

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