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Cutting metal on old case with dremel producing small particles and soar throat?

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Hello all,


I have an old pc case with handle at top so i wanted to mod it so it can host my feature pc(cut holes for cable management paint it etc).


While cutting some metal with my dremel i wasn;t wearing a mask and i was at 20-25 cm away from dremel while cutting... still though i inhalled some small particles and my throat was soar. Would you recommend taking a jig saw to cut metal or get through my dremel and wear a good mask?

I guess the small particles from cutting disks can be harmfull for my health.(I was doing it outside ...the cutting that is).

Sorry for my bad english... here in greece we don;t have money to get some basic English knowledge tongue.gif
post #2 of 6
You should always wear a mask and goggles when you're using power tools.

Get yourself some decent ones and use your dremel.
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oki ty very much !smile.gif
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With metal if you're careful (aka not breathing on top of the fumes, cutting in a well ventilated area) you can get away if it's a small piece...

But NEVER do that with fiberglass, carbon fiber, or any FRP!! You can get some serious infections.

And yes, as the mate above said, you should ALWAYS wear goggles, no matter what.
   
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post #5 of 6
stop taking any iron tablets as you maybe overdosing in that area biggrin.gif

And as others have said - wear a mask and a goggle. You only get 2 eyes thumb.gif

And make sure you give that case a good blow out - you dont want a spec, bur, metal dust to invade motherboard etc. redface.gif
post #6 of 6
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It was like small dust( i saw some on the floor from where i was cutting maybe from the cutting disk itself).

Today i had wear some mask(cheap mask 1.5€) or so and i may say things were quite better. After i took off the mask i saw particles on the mask itself. Yes i will give a good blow out at the case anyway since i will paint it tongue.gif:P
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