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Photography by Marc de Vinck

MINI FUME EXTRACTOR

Candy tin device helps keep your air clean and your lungs healthy.

By Marc de Vinck

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A fume extractor uses an activated carbon filter and fan to remove the smoke, and noxious fumes, created from soldering. The average price of a small hobby version is about $100, but this one will run you more like $10. This mini fume extractor won’t be as effective as a larger one, but it’s definitely better than nothing, and extremely portable. Remember, always work in a well-ventilated area.

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