My first machine was a 3020 with no extraction and used in the house - smoke from cutting 3mm ply or MDF soon fills the room, if you look back to my early posts you will see I used a vacuum cleaner which soon clogged up with the tar like deposit you get so I had to buy a new filter for it and explain to my wife what I had done .szaxe wrote:
I'm just trying to work out if I could get away without an indoor extraction system while I am only using the laser sporadically and for short periods, as if I need to increase production times it will be for a business so will definitely relocate to a light industrial unit?
Any thoughts on light, sporadic use and smell for neighbours? from anyone would be helpful
I then made an extractor using a normal bathroom fan and pushed it out the window - lucky we did not have any problems with neighbours but had their window been any closer I would have to re-think it. The amount of smoke is surprising the amount of damage on your lungs is not going to be good unless you either have a bofa or extract outside even for small runs.