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June 14, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Dust Extractor Reviews

With the onslaught of new OSHA regulations on dust control, dust extractor reviews are important. How do you find the best jobsite dust extractor? How about the best woodworking dust extractor? We help you with Pro-focused dust extraction reviews that break it down. Our Pros outline features, build quality, portability, and suction power. We also cover dust collectors and chip collectors as well as products with and without HEPA filtration. The importance of good jobsite dust control cannot be stated enough. Dust Extractor Reviews for Pros Our dust extractor reviews cover everything from general dust extractor vacuum shootout to specific reviews. We’ve covered woodworking models like the Festool CT 36 BC Cleantex and the popular DeWalt HEPA vacuum DWV012. Suction, features, and control provide the keys to a good dust extractor. Finally, if you think you can get by without dust extraction or a jobsite HEPA vacuum, that ship has sailed. OSHA regulations make these tools more mandatory than ever, particularly for interior and exterior renovation.

dust collector vs shop vac

Dust Collector vs Shop Vac: Which Should You Use?

I live alone, so this means I do what I want in my house without having to get spousal approval. When I bought my house, I wanted my living room to be my woodworking studio. My studio/living room is the size of a one-car garage- 10.5’ x 23.5’ with 10’ ceilings throughout my house. Dust […]

Stihl SE 33 Wet Dry Vacuum

Stihl Designs a Versatile and Affordable Vacuum Stihl doesn’t have a super deep line of wet/dry vacuums available. Up until very recently, they’ve had one Pro model (the SE 122) and one designed for consumer applications (the SE 62). However, as we’ve found out recently, the line is soon to expand. The Stihl SE 33 […]

Best OSHA-Compliant Dust Extractor Shootout

CFM vs Water Lift on Dust Extractors

In our recent best dust extractor head-to-head among OSHA-compliant models, two numbers were of great importance to us: CFM and water lift. But when it comes to CFM vs water lift on dust extractors, what’s more important? The answer is both. Understanding CFM on Dust Extractors CFM seems to be the sexy number to toss […]

Get More Out of Your Festool Vacuum Setup

Best Festool Vacuum Accessories and Setup

In this day and age of OSHA silica dust rules, jobsites get all the dust extractor attention. What about the professional and amateur woodworker? What do they need in a dust extractor? While larger dust collectors take care of large table saws and thickness planers, dust extractors rule the domain of sanders. When we wanted […]

Best Wet-Dry Shop Vacuum Buying Guide

Best Shop Vac Reviews 2021

The best shop vacs come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and price points. Nearly every store that sells tools also sells shop vacuums. These handy tools range from larger-capacity units to smaller, portable models. We separate shop vacs from dust extractors based on hose size and intended use. Our picks for best shop vac […]

Milwaukee Hammervac

Milwaukee Hammervac M12 Universal Dust Extractor Preview

Because of increased crackdowns on air quality regulations and added awareness as to the dangers of dust inhalation in the workplace, dust extraction is becoming a “need” now more than a “nice to have” feature. Seeing this, and having received tons of industry feedback, Milwaukee set to work on a solution that would work, not only with their own cordless rotary hammers, but any current SDS-Plus model used in the industry today. That’s how the M12 Hammervac Universal Dust Extractor was born. Current systems use hoses and vacuums or have a corded system that only works with a single hammer. For those all-in-one solutions that are on the market – well, they work pretty well, but they also tie the vacuum feature to a single tool (even within a manufacturer, making you buy several systems for each type of rotary hammer you use). The design goal with the Hammervac was to truly kill all the cords, and also make a system that was actually universal.

Festool CT 48 E AC Dust Extractor

Festool CT 48 E AC Dust Extractor

Festool Dust Extractor Supplies HEPA Filtration and AutoClean Functionality The Festool CT 48 E AC Dust Extractor brings larger HEPA filtration and an automatic cleaning mechanism to remodeling and woodworking applications. This 12.7-gallon extractor is designed to capture high volumes of dust with peak suction at all times to help maintain a clean jobsite. Clean […]

Review9.8(out of 10)
iQ Power Tools iQ426HEPA Cyclonic Dust Extractor

iQ Power Tools iQ426HEPA Cyclonic Dust Extractor Review

Dust extraction makes for a key component to nearly any commercial construction job. Recently, we witnessed the full renovation and remodeling of a downtown brewery into a modern-day food hall. Nearly the entire space required polishing of the concrete floors using a commercial floor grinder. That kind of grinding requires plenty of suction—not to mention […]

Makita VC4210 Dust Extractor

Makita 11-Gallon Dust Extractor VC4210L

Makita Upgrades Dust Extractor Form Factor and Gets a Power Boost The Makita AWS Large Capacity Dust Extractor is coming soon and has some significant upgrades from the VC4710. It has a new form factor and gets a power boost for starters. Powerful, Lightweight, and Quiet   Makita’s 12-amp motor generates 148 CFM of suction […]

iQ Cyclonic Dust Extractor iQ 426 HEPA

iQ Debuts Cyclonic HEPA Dust Extraction at GIE with a 2019 Pro Tool Innovation Award iQ Power Tools knows how to deal with dust. In fact, it’s been one of their big claims to fame. Between masonry saws, power cutters, tile saws, and more, the iQ lineup specializes in keeping the amount of breathable dust […]