Woodworking Extraction Systems – Handling Dust from Wood

Keeping your workshop clean and safe is paramount in a woodworking factory. Fine dust particles from sanding, sawing, and drilling pose a health hazard, reduce product quality, machinery efficiency and can reduce visibility when working. Here’s where an Air Plants woodworking extraction system comes in, offering a vital solution for a healthy and productive workshop environment.

Why is Dust Extraction Important?

Wood dust and dust from particle boards such as MDF or chipboard, can irritate the lungs and lead to respiratory problems. Effective extraction systems from Air Plants capture dust particles at the source, preventing them from circulating around the workshop and being inhaled. Additionally, a clean workspace improves your product and reduces the risk of accidents.

Choosing the Right Woodworking Extraction System

The ideal extraction system depends on the size of your workshop, the type of woodworking you do, the types of machines you are using and the volume of dust generated. Here’s a breakdown of key factors to consider:

  • Dust Extractor Power

    Measured in cubic metres per hour (m³/h), this indicates the airflow rate. Bigger workshops with heavy-duty machinery require higher airflow for efficient dust capture. Air Pressure is also a critical consideration when sizing a dust extraction system.

  • Filter Type

    Air Plants have a wide range of different filters which we will specify to suit the application. See our range of dust extraction filters here.

  • Collection Capacity

    Dust collectors come in various sizes, with a wide range of discharge types available. Air Plants will help you choose a capacity that suits your workload and allows for easy operation.

  • Ducting

    Ductwork design and machine hooding is critical to the correct operation of a dust extraction system, and the results you will achieve in an LEV test. Air Plants qualified dust extraction engineers will design the system to maximise performance and efficiency whilst Air Plants Dust Extraction installers will fit the system neatly and correctly within your workshop.

Air Plants Dust Extraction Systems

At Air Plants, we offer a wide range of woodworking extraction systems to suit your needs. Our knowledgeable staff can help you choose the right system based on your workshop and woodworking style. We also provide top-quality ducting, hoses, and accessories to complete your dust extraction setup. View our products here for further info on our UK manufactured dust extraction systems for woodworking.

Benefits of a Woodworking Extraction System

Investing in a good dust extraction system offers numerous benefits for a woodworking business:

  • Improved Health: Minimize exposure to harmful wood dust, creating a safer working environment.
  • Enhanced Visibility: A clean workspace allows for better focus and reduces the risk of accidents.
  • Increased Efficiency: Spend less time cleaning dust, allowing you to focus on your projects.
  • Extended Machine Life: Dust extraction helps prevent premature wear and tear on your woodworking machinery.
  • Legal Compliance: Ensure that your factory is operating within HSE and insurance regulations.


A proper dust extraction system is not just a luxury; it’s an essential investment for any woodworking workshop. By keeping your workshop clean and safe, you can breathe easier, work more efficiently, and protect your health and the longevity of your tools.

For more information on dust extraction systems and how they can help control combustible dust hazards, contact Air Plants today!