The open nature of the product allows dust to fall through the mesh as it is created on the face of the workpiece, avoiding clogging the abrasive with dust. At the same time, this characteristic introduces a hazard which should be addressed by woodworking users in that copious amounts of “free dust” are created when using. It is essential to use an efficient dust extraction system, close to the point of sanding, when using this product, to ensure that this airborne hazard is conducted away from the operator before it has a chance to become intermixed with the ambient air in the workshops. Ideally it should be used with sanders which have integral dust extraction, but this is simply not feasible in most woodturning situations. However, if we cannot produce ideal circumstances for the prevention of the dust hazard, we should all take care to be aware of the hazard and to ameliorate its effects as far as possible. Wet sanding is another approach which may limit the amount of dust escaping into the atmosphere, but this will reduce the effectiveneess of the dust release properties.