3M Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)



3M Personal Protective Equipment

You have to protect your health whilst working with knifemaking materials, such as metals, wood, synthetics and bone. 99% of these materials are harmful to your lungs. It is best to use a proper fitting respirator with quality filters to minimise the risks of inhaling these dust particles.

Masks and Filters are sold SEPARATELY

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We offer a variety of 3M Personal Protective Equipment.

The 6000 Series maintenance-free, reusable respirator from 3M is the basic face piece we recommend when starting to build a complete mask. Like the other 3M filter masks we sell, it requires no extra parts to attach the filters or cartridges directly to the face piece. They attach with a simple 1/4 turn bayonet style fitting and requires no tools. The cartridges and filters are set low on the face piece to provide better visibility. We recommend the 3M – 2138 particulate filters to go with any of the masks. It is more than sufficient for knifemakers’ needs.

3M Personal Protective Equipment include essentials such as: 3M Respirator Masks / Particulate Filters / Vapour Cartridges.

It is essential to wear a quality respirator mask to minimise inhaling all the steel and composite particles & toxic vapours while making knives. Some wood species for instance are hazardous to the lungs with similar properties as asbestos.

Protection from: particulates and a wide variety of gases and vapours, silica

Assigned Protection Factor (APF): 10

3M 6000 Series Respirator Half Mask – SMALL6100, MEDIUM6200, LARGE6300

3M 2138 Particulate Filters (P3R Particulate Filters, 2138)

3M Respirator Head Strap – Replacement, to fit on 3M Respirator Mask

3M 5925 Particulate Pre-Filters (Disposable)



3M are a trusted and recognized brand when it comes to personal protection equipment and accessories. With a wide range of products to suit nearly any application, they are a brand of choice for both professional tradespeople and DIY enthusiasts alike.

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3M 2138 Particulate Filters, 3M 5925 Particulate Pre-Filters (pair), 3M 6100 Respirator Mask – SMALL, 3M 6200 Respirator Mask – MEDIUM, 3M 6300 Respirator Mask – LARGE, 3M Head Strap Only