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June 23, 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.

Review8.9(out of 10)
Metabo Dust Extractor

Metabo Dust Extractor Review ASR 35 ACP HEPA

If you’ve been reveling in the wonder and intrigue that have been the hallmark characteristics of our recent coverage of OSHA-compliant dust extractors, well, I’ve got both good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that this will likely be the last review on an OSHA-compliant dust extractor that we’ll see for […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Hilti VC 150-10 XE

Hilti VC 150-10 XE Dust Extractor Review

What with all the hoopla lately regarding the new OSHA guidelines for acceptable levels of silica dust exposure, we’ve been on a mission to find the best products that conform to the new safety standards. As part of that commitment, we recently ran a head to head shootout between OSHA-compliant dust extractors that include HEPA filters and […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Bosch VAC090A Dust Extractor

Bosch VAC090A Dust Extractor Review

We recently tasked ourselves with figuring out which portable dust extractor has the best combination of performance, feature set, and value. With the recent updates to the OSHA regulations for acceptable levels of airborne silica dust, the ability to capture debris was our highest priority. Basically, we wanted to know which dust extractors sucked the most…but, y’know, […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Best OSHA-Compliant Dust Extractor Shootout

Milwaukee Dust Extractor Review

Those of you in the masonry and construction professions have probably felt the burn from OSHA lately. As they’ve come up with new regulations regarding the acceptable limits of breathable silica dust, companies have rushed to come up with tools that comply with the new regulations. Efforts to make the jobsite safer are probably never […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Best OSHA-Compliant Dust Extractor Shootout

Makita VC4710 Dust Extractor Review

If you’ve been picking up what OSHA has been laying down lately, then you’re probably already aware that the watchdog agency has implemented new guidelines regarding acceptable exposure limits to silica dust. While these new requirements can affect the designs of a good many tools used in masonry applications, dust extraction seems like a particularly affected […]

Bosch Cordless HEPA Dust Collector

Bosch Cordless HEPA Dust Collector

Bosch introduced the Bosch Cordless HEPA Dust Collector for use with its 1-inch SDS-Plus GBH18V-26 Rotary Hammer last year. The dust collector brings concrete drilling into nearly dust-free use and features its own motor powered by the rotary hammer’s battery, an automatic power on/off, an automatic and simultaneous start with the rotary hammer, and two […]

Milwaukee Dust Extractor

Milwaukee Dust Extractor and Accessories Ready for OSHA

Milwaukee Tool recently announced an expansion of its Dust Extraction System centered around the new 8-Gallon Milwaukee Dust Extractor. Featuring an automatic filter cleaning mechanism that allows sustained airflow at 148 CFM in dust-producing applications, the extractor’s dual filtration system with HEPA filter is designed to capture 99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3 microns. […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Festool CT SYS Dust Extractor

Festool CT SYS Dust Extractor Review

Dust extraction is something that Festool has traditionally done very, very well as a part of their system-oriented tool design. The new Festool CT SYS adds to their impressive line with some key differences compared to what you’re used to if you have another model. We’ll be looking closely at those differences and what they […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Bosch VAC140A Feature

Bosch VAC140A Dust Extractor Review

When it comes to dust extraction, you either love your system or wish you had a better one. The ability to effectively collect the dust that you’re creating is the make-or-break feature because that’s the entire point of its existence. I got my hands on the Bosch VAC140A Dust Extractor to help out with a few […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Fein Turbo II

Fein Turbo II HEPA Dust Extractor Review

Product Review: Fein Turbo II HEPA Set Dust Extractor  No matter how much we love our tools, we have to be honest with ourselves: almost all of them make a mess.  The byproduct of even our favorite tools is often something that needs to be cleaned up.  So wouldn’t it be nice to have a […]