Hard wood (oak, beech, tropical wood, etc): cutting and sanding
Dust particles are a common consequence of working with hardwoods such as oak, beech or the many different types of tropical wood. Sawing and cutting these woods creates a fine dust which, unlike softwood dust, can be carcinogenic. A respirator in protection class FFP3 should therefore always be used when working with hardwoods. You can find product suggestions for this purpose below. Please ensure all appropriate and requisite personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn, for example safety goggles and hearing protection as offered by uvex.
The suggested products listed below carry general, non-specific recommendations. For a detailed product analysis, please refer to our guide to help choose the right mask for your requirements: Basic knowledge/correct choice
Please do not hesitate to contact your relevant professional association should you have any queries or questions.