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May 18, 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.

Review9.5(out of 10)

Bosch 300 CFM Dust Extractor GAS20-17AH

The new Bosch 300 CFM dust extractor is coming and the major talking point is, well, it’s a 300 CFM dust extractor with automatic filter cleaning! Suction power at this level opens the door to a couple of possibilities you won’t approach with a standard vacuum. Pros 300 CFM lets you run two 6″ grinders […]

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Makita AWS-Ready HEPA Backpack Vacuum XCV10ZX

The Makita AWS-Ready HEPA Backpack Vacuum is the brand’s newest portable vac offering for the cordless jobsite. Makita intends for this vac to bridge the gap between smaller onboard dust extraction and larger, less-mobile, wheeled, canister-style job site vacuums. What’s The Big Deal? By running off of two 5.0Ah LXT lithium-ion batteries, the Makita backpack […]

Metabo 18V Cordless Vacuum

Metabo 18V Cordless Vacuum Preview

Metabo has a pretty solid track record with us when it comes to dust extraction and collection. After all, their corded HEPA All-Purpose Vac won our Best OSHA-Compliant Dust Extractor Shootout at the end of last year. This time, Metabo has developed up a smaller, more compact HEPA vacuum, and this time, it’s cordless. The Metabo […]

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor Coming Soon

DeWalt is announcing that they’ve added an OSHA-approved dust extraction solution to their roster of cordless tools. The DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor joins the other 120+ Table-1 compliant solutions that the brand currently offers to help limit the exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust during drilling, cutting, and grinding applications. Of the hallmark […]

OSHA Compliant Ridgid Shop Vac? It's Here!

OSHA Compliant Ridgid Shop Vac? It’s Here!

There’s a new OSHA compliant Ridgid shop vac available at your favorite Home Depot. Well, it’s not actually new from top to bottom. Ridgid is has a new filter/bag setup that’s going to make some existing models HEPA and OSHA compliant. What’s really compelling here is the price. The least expensive model in our OSHA-compliant […]

Festool CT Cyclone Pre-Separator Improves Efficiency

Festool CT Cyclone Pre-Separator Improves Efficiency

Coming October 1st to the US market, the new Festool CT Cyclone is a pre-separator system for your CT dust extractor. Let’s start by answering the big question – why should you consider adding a pre-separator to your CT system? Festool CT Cyclone Overview The attachment uses a three-stage filtration system to separate and collect […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Hitachi Cordless Stick Vacuum Review

Hitachi Cordless Stick Vacuum Review

Not everyone needs a Table 1 compliant dust extractor or even a big wet/dry shop vacuum to tackle cleanup needs. Sometimes, lightweight and compact is much more convenient for small cleanup jobs. That’s where the new Hitachi cordless stick vacuum comes into play. It’s a small capacity vacuum that clearly has a lot of uses […]

Review7.4(out of 10)
Shop-Vac Hawkeye 5-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review

Shop-Vac Hawkeye 5-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review

Inevitably, you will find yourself with just enough of a mess to warrant pulling out the shop vacuum, but not so much of a mess that you want to bother with breaking out some hulking goliath of a cleaning solution. When you find yourself in that sort of situation, you’ll be happy you have the […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
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Vacmaster 8-Gallon HEPA Wet/Dry Vac Review

We’re coming up on the end of the stable of shop vacuums we’ve had the opportunity to look at from our Best Wet/Dry Vac Buying Guide, and we saved the HEPA filtering model for almost last. The Vacmaster 8-Gallon HEPA Wet/Dry Vac moves toward the more industrial side of things with its HEPA filtering and […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
DeWalt 9-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

DeWalt 9-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review

In our Best Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum Buying Guide, we break down a host of models. There’s everything from value pricing to premium and small capacity to large. DeWalt is a surprisingly new player to the scene. The $90.72 DeWalt 9-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac and its brethren are part of a new lineup from Alton Industries, who […]