The 3M 6000 Lead & Asbestos Respirator Combination is our most recommended and popular respirator package for lead and asbestos protection. We have combined the 3M 6000 Half Face Respirator with a pair of 3M 2091 P100 Filters to help protect against asbestos, lead, and cadmium dusts. This respirator combination also provides effective protection for most types of welding. If your job requires wearing a respirator for a long period of time, consider using a 3M 7500 Respirator. Use the Asbestos Mask if you are working on older heating vents or ducts, popcorn ceilings, automotive brake linings or pipe insulation. Use the NIOSH-approved 3M 6001 Organic Vapor Cartridge with the 3M 6000 or the 3M 7500 Series masks for the protection against a wide variety of organic vapors. Take a look at our Lead and Asbestos Removal Kit that gives you everything you need to complete your home improvement projects. Also, make sure to check out the 3M Full Face Respirator that offers the highest level of protection.
Be sure to wear the mask for protection against lead dust created from grinding off old paint. This 3M HEPA mask and filter combination also offers excellent protection for those sanding or cutting fiberglass or working with fiberglass insulation. This mask is a key part of our Lead and Asbestos Removal Kit.
If ventilation is less than optimal, like when using a heat gun to remove lead-based paint indoors, we suggest moving to the 3M 60926 Multigas/P100 Cartridge. This will add a charcoal layer to absorb any vapors that might be generated. However, please note that carbon monoxide (CO) is not removed by this or any other cartridge and that CO is potentially deadly. The importance of good ventilation can't be overemphasized.
The 3M 6000 Lead and Asbestos Respirator Combination may also be used for respiratory protection at indoor shooting ranges. Depending on the ventilation, many shooters report elevated levels of lead in their bloodstream, which is an obvious health hazard. As a lead dust respirator, this mask provides HEPA level protection for your lungs. Lead also clings to clothing. If you have young children at home, it is best to wash your shooting clothing separately from the family laundry. The disposable 3M Lead Dust Mask is also available.
Assembly Includes: 3M 6000 Half Mask Respirator (1 each, choose size) 3M 2091 P100 (HEPA) Filter (1 pair) *Filters attach directly to the mask with 1/4 turn bayonet-style connector. Other 3M filters will also connect to this mask. The video below shows how to assemble and wear the mask.
Mask Sizing: Respirator mask sizes are not quantified with measurements. When choosing your mask size, take into consideration your past experience purchasing hats or glasses. If you typically purchase larger or smaller sizes based on the size and shape of your face, consider doing so when selecting the size of your mask. Usually, customers with large faces or prominent noses use the large size, while the rest usually use the medium size.
The Respirator Fit Testing Kit is available to determine a perfect fit.Part Numbers:
6100 Mask and pair of 2091 Filters - Small
6200 Mask and pair of 2091 Filters - Medium
6300 Mask and pair of 2091 Filters - Large
- 0.50 LBS
- 7.00 (in)
- 7.00 (in)
- 10.00 (in)
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I initially purchased for woodworking. Then started using for yard work, when it gets windy and need to be outside, for dusty situations which is often since I live in the desert. It WORKS. It is COMFORTABLE, easy to change FILTERS, easy to adjust FIT (I have a youth size head and sometimes wear a ball cap). I'm ordering another one for outside use only. Owned since 2011.
About 7 yrs ago I originally purchased the respirator for woodworking and added in house painting then started wood carving. I live where I need protection from blowing sand. The respirator is easy to clean and the filters go on easily, stay on, and do the job. I'm of small frame so finding a mask that fits is amazing; I get a perfect seal. I use this for several hours at a time so comfort is important. It is easy to get on and off.
Best mask I ever bought! I spray 100 gallons of interior paint per week and never end up with any overspray in my nose or throat. Great product.
I bought this combo to use while pistol shooting in an indoor range. I'm not especially crazy about this but the last few times I went, they forgot to turn the vent on for a while and i end up having black stuff in my nose. And it remained black for almost a day. I don't need any more toxins than I choose to have.
So I bought this. Easy to assemble. A little tight so i may have to adjust it but there were no problems breathing.
I was looking for respiratory protection while doing work in a musty, tight crawl space. Overhead insulation was falling down and would give off irritating, iching dust when I had to move it out of the way to get to the water lines. After one trip under I ordered the respirator, spare filters, goggles and hazmat overalls. The next trip was a breeze and I was under no hurry to get out of there. I couldn't believe how great the gear worked together. I did get a little irritation on my skin above the goggles but the respirator always gave me fresh clean air and didn't fog up my goggles at all.
I like this respirator and I am looking forward to using it for all of my projects and ordering filters and cartridges as needed depending on project.
I used the 3M 6000 Lead & Asbestos Respirator Combination to demo the plaster/lath walls in our 1790's home. Usually masks are slightly too big for my face (I'm a petite woman), but this fit my face perfectly and there were no gaps for the plaster dust to creep in! It was mostly comfortable to wear. The flexible plastic helped mold it to my face, but made it very hot very fast. Overall, it did its job and filtered out all the dust and plaster from demo. I would recommend it to anybody who is renovating.
Bought this for my Husband so that he could scrape the popcorn ceiling in our house and we were worried that it might contain asbestos. I had one heck of a time finding anything else out there and finally decided to try finding a mask online. Found this website and was a little worried but everything worked out just fine. Received the respirator right on time and it worked perfectly. Fits my Husbands face great and he has no complaints. So glad I found this website.
Very nice-fitting respirator. I wear this when doing demo work for things like brick/concrete dust, fiberglass,etc. And this does what I need it to do. It's very lightweight and comfortable to wear. Didn't give five stars because taking it off and putting it back on when wearing a hard hat and safety glasses/goggles isn't very practical....although not that big of a deal.