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With the EPA's new RRP lead laws in full effect, it's time to start looking into new methods of dust control. If you use a grinder you might want to consider the Dust Buddie, a vacuum shroud that attaches to the tool with a band clamp. Spring-loaded screws let you adjust the height of the shroud in relation to the grinding disk, and a brush skirt helps with uneven surfaces. The clear polycarbonate body makes for good visibility; a section of it is removable so that you can grind up to a wall. According to its maker, the Dust Buddie captures up to 99 percent of the dust created. It comes in two models, one for 4- and 5-inch grinders and another for 7- through 9-inch grinders.
¦ Price: $99. 866-248-4848. www.dustlesstechnologies.com.