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.

Powertec Dust Collector inlet

Powertec Wall Mounted Dust Collector Review | DC5370

Powertec’s wall mounted dust collector is designed for small woodshops that have outgrown using a shop-vac as a dust collector When you step up to larger tools as I did recently when buying a Jet 14-inch bandsaw, you find they have larger dust ports. My bandsaw has two 4-inch dust ports. Using a shop-vac for […]

General's Ceiling Air Filtration System

General Ceiling Smart Air Filtration System | 10-1000

Keep your workshop safer and cleaner with this award winning industrial air purifer When it comes to keeping your shop clean, a dust collector goes a long way to solving that problem. It still needs help though. For keeping your lungs healthy, even the best dust collection systems fall short. Air Purifiers are designed to […]

How to Choose a Dust Extractor: A Pro's Guide

Dust Extractor Buying Guide – How to Shop

Wondering how to buy a dust extractor at the Pro level? You’ve opened up a pretty big can of worms, my friend. We’ll walk you through it with this dust extractor buying guide. The first thing you need to decide is what you need your dust extractor to cover. There are the large units you […]

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How to Reduce Shop-Vac Noise and Make It Quieter with a Muffler

I was recently browsing YouTube and fell down a rabbit hole of people making their shop-vacs quieter by building a muffler box around it. They used an insulated box to reduce Shop-Vac noise with foam rubber or styrofoam. I knew I could do one better because I just so happened to have some acoustic mineral […]

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Greenworks Pro 60V Hybrid Shop Vacuum Review

Greenworks Hybrid Shop Vacuum Tackles Portable Cleanup Whether There’s an Outlet or Not Whether your priority is keeping up your shop, cleaning your car, or tidying up a CAT front end loader, nearly everyone needs a wet/dry vac at some point. Our friend Eli Mosley invited us out to the ranch once he discovered we […]

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 […]