View Full Version : respirator for concrete cutting

04-24-2005, 05:48 PM
can anyone recommend a good respirator for use while cutting concrete. Thanks

04-25-2005, 01:40 AM
I've had good luck using the disposable "coolmax" made by AO safety. They are much more comfortable, and work much better than the typical "cup style" mask. http://www.aosafety.com/aosafety.com/diy/resp_main.cfm?con_platform_id=2
If you are looking for a non diposable type mask, AO makes some of those too, although I don't have any first hand experience with those.

04-25-2005, 09:51 PM
Thank you very much for the info. I will give AO safety a try.

04-26-2005, 10:10 PM
I noticed today as I put one of the masks on, that I gave you the wrong name....They are "Pleats plus" made by AO. I couldn't find them on their site but a quick google search came up with this. http://www.websoft-solutions.net/product_p/50250.htm

They are kinda expensive, but They are leaps and bounds better than the "cup" style disposable.

04-27-2005, 07:30 PM
Home Depot also sells respirators that filter out dust.

04-27-2005, 11:15 PM
Thanks for the info Blk94fiveOh and sgallagher. I dont mind spending a few extra dollars to protect myself. Generally I wet cut when I can, but this particular project is going to involve alot of dry cutting of concrete.