How to Capture Dust During Sanding

Sanding can create a lot of dust, making a big mess in your home or shop.

To reduce airborne dust when sanding, tape a standard HVAC air filter to the intake side of a portable box fan.

Turn the fan on and position it near where you’re sanding with the filter facing the sander.
The filter will trap much of the sanding dust, making clean up a breeze.

Watch this video to find out more.


  1. I do what you said behind my wood lathe. I also have a courser filter in front of the hvac filter to catcher the larger pieces. I would like to get a larger filter but I just do not have the space. My shop is 1/2 of a garage and it is full.


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