Dust control when grinding- ideas?

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I have done some glass work in my past and always just put on my mask and ground away but the older I get the less I want to be covered in that stuff.

Anyone have a home made solution to collect dust from a grinder that really works?

Googles up these and they look like they would break but might be great for use in a tight spot where you know you are just going to get hosed with dust.

Looks fragile but might be worth it-
DustMuzzle | Dust Collectors | Dust Collection For Concrete Grinding

OVerpriced but same idea.
Diteq TeqVac Hand Grinder Dust Collection. Contractors Direct.

Was thinking of making one from a steel plate or frying pan shaped item from the wifes kitchen but thought I might ask here first.
 

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And right into a big vacuum

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Looks like it might work Gurryman- wearable/adjustable velcro protion too makes sense so you could rip it off when you need to see what you are grinding and replace it when it is worn. THis one- affordable too.

Aluminum 5" Dust Shroud for Grinders Concrete Grinding Diamond Cup Wheels | eBay

Oh and I agree that I will still be covered in dust but a little less would be worth it.

Boat will be in my yard this winter to be near my shop so I will be piping the DC out to it if (when) there is any heavy dust work but I can imagine myself grinding in the v berth or anchor locker where it would be nice to be able to catch the dust at the source.

Running one of these in my shop too- does an incredible job with the woodworking machines/sanding too.

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sears used to sell a tool vac, don't know if they still do. it did a good job keeping up with a 4 and 5" orbital sander. feeds thru the side of the grinder shroud , you have to use discs with holes in them.

porter cable sells orbital sanders with holes in the disc backing plate just for this.
 

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You can't see what your doing if you put those things on. Just hold the grinder in one hand and vacume in the other. If its big grinder work suit up and get into it.
 

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Can't believe what I spent on this stuff but it works great and there is little or no dust. They used to make a nice grinder with a curved brush like a dust guard that would catch the dust and it could be rotated around the disk with a turn of the handle...don't think they make those any more but they do have a bunch of different sander/vacuum combos...these are all designed from scratch to collect dust, not just an "add on".
 

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I have a couple festool items Boat Doc and they are really great tools. 2x the price but they really last and just work better IMO.

I know I will get dusty- just asking if anyone had any good solutions. Thus far have used the shop vac in one hand technique but I am trying to get older and smarter. Trying.
 

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When working outside, I set up my leaf blower (electric) to either pick it up (suction mode) and blow it out a piece of dryer vent hose. Or just blow it away working with the wind.
Don't know what the neighbors think but I don't do it that often either.
 

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I have a couple gas models and an electric so I could make quite a storm!

Neighbors all know i am nuts so that is already taken care of.

What do you do your grinding with?
 

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I have a couple gas models and an electric so I could make quite a storm!

Neighbors all know i am nuts so that is already taken care of.

What do you do your grinding with?

7" 3500 rpm angle grinder w/ 36 disk
 

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I like these for rapid removal. They last forever. Then go to the sander to finish off.

4-1/2" Diamond Turbo Cup Wheel

The 7 " is great too.

These are great for cutting fiberglass that would otherwise kill sawzall blades in seconds.

Wet / Dry Turbo Diamond Blade for Masonry

Thats what I am looking for. I need to get down through paint and into the guts of some fiberglass to get to work and dont want to wait for some slow ass grinder to get there.

How about a little finer work? DA or orbital or something in between to take the first big bite after everything is cured?
 

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Thats what I am looking for. I need to get down through paint and into the guts of some fiberglass to get to work and dont want to wait for some slow ass grinder to get there.

How about a little finer work? DA or orbital or something in between to take the first big bite after everything is cured?
I like these for grinding after the other wheels.. or for scratching before laying up additional layer or tabbing. These also last forever and blow away sanders. Get them at harborfreight fot 10 bucks though. I just cant find them online right now but they have them in the store.

4-1/2" Carbide Cup Wheel Universal 7/8" Arbor, 24 Diamond Grit:Amazon:Home Improvement
 

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just bought a couple of them. Thanks very much.

How about sanding? Some disc options from 60 to 80 or so? Thoughts?
 

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just bought a couple of them. Thanks very much.

How about sanding? Some disc options from 60 to 80 or so? Thoughts?

I like 80 on my DA sander and go up from there. I use 36 on my soft pad for doing a large job like sanding the deck for new gelcoat, then hit with the da. Poly fair I take down quickly with a board sander and block. If you sand at the right time, (before its kicks all the way it hits this rubbery stage), you can take down the big spots quickly. Then da after it kicks all the way.
 
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