Dust Extraction Tools

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Battling Concrete Dust

In the battle against dust on the jobsite, the enemy is silica—airborne... More

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The Rockler Dust Right

This universal hose adapter does a good job connecting various vacs to the dust... More

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Three Industrial-Grade Ridgid Vacs

Part of a new line of 12 wet/dry vacuums, these particular models stand out. More

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Metabo ASR 35 ACP Dust Extractor

This dual filter self-cleaning model can collect very fine dust without clogging. More

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Makita DCL500Z Cyclonic Canister Vacuum

The two-speed compact vacuum weighs less than 10 pounds and runs 30 minutes on a... More

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Cosmas’ Home-Made Cyclone

Even though the economics favor buying over building, it’s fun to see how one... More

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Fein Redesigns Its Turbo Dust Extractors

The name of this new line of vacuums may be familiar, but the form factor and... More

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Diablo Demo Demon Carbide Tip Recip Blades

These blades are great for cutting abrasive material but perhaps not the best... More

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The Vortabrush

A quick and easy way to clean holes in concrete prior to setting anchors. More

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Dustless Grinders and a Scarifyer from Metabo

OSHA’s proposed silica rule may mean you’ll do more of your work with tools like these. More


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