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I had eye surgery 7 weeks back. They put a shunt in my eye and told me I had to stay out of the dust. I had just been turning a few months when this happened and want to get back in the shop but like JVD stated that's a lot of money to spend. I bought a Versaflo M-series and fabbed my airflow system with an old c-pap machine and hoses. It has a foam and HEPA filter and I found a video on how to increase the air output to the maximum. I mounted the c-pap overhead, stretched a wire over my work area, attached the hose to the wire in two places, and dropped the end down to a swivel coupling attached to the Versaflo. I can move all around my work area as the hose slides on the overhead wire. It works great with a cooling positive airflow over my face, no dust in, no batteries to charge, and no added weight to my waist. ( I have enough there as it is). Checking around I found the retired c-pap machines are not that hard to come by. I hope this may give someone an idea on how to have a safe workplace with money left over for TOOLS.