Concrete cutting is easy. Concrete cutting with a tool that is lightweight and compact is tougher. Concrete cutting with such a tool and adequate dust collection to avoid nasty environmental rules fines – well, that’s another story altogether. Makita worked on that this week when it released two new dust extraction solutions for concrete and masonry contractors. The new Dust Collecting Cutting Guard with Shoe (model 192972-4) works with Makita’s 4-1/2″ and 5-inch Grinders. The Cutting Guard is ideal for a host of concrete and masonry applications, including cutting tile, concrete cutting, and brick – as well as specialized uses like tuck pointing and cutting expansion joints. The new Cutting Guard is made to be used alongside Makita’s (or other manufacturers’) vacuum systems and really provides significant dust extraction on the jobsite. Particularly in light of new Lead Safe rules, this is becoming more and more of an issue with older commercial buildings as well as residential homes.
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware introduced the Dust Right Vortex this week. It’s basically a 10-gallon dust container that turns any standard shop vacuum into an effective two-stage dust extractor. When used with most power tools and shop vacuums, the Dust Right Vortex captures sawdust, wood chips, and other shop debris before it gets to the vacuum, effectively preventing the loss […]
Makita debuted and released two new dust extraction solutions for concrete contractors at this year’s World of Concrete. These 2 new Makita Dustless Hammer Attachment: Grinder Dust Shroud and Dustless Hammer Attachment are engineered for cleaner, more efficient concrete surfacing and drilling, things that are ever increasing in importance since the new rollout of lead-based […]
When Festool did a European announcement of two new powerful vacuum systems under the name AutoClean AC we perked up. The CLEANTEX CT 26 and Festool CT 36 BC Cleantex, now come with AutoClean, an automatic main filter cleaning system. The filter will never be obstructed and the suction power is therefore optimized at all times. […]
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has just announced the release of a new air filtration system, the Dust Right 1200, which removes up to 98% of 5 micron particulate and 85% of 1 micron particulate, vastly improving the safety and healthfulness of workshop air. The Dust Right™ 1200 comes equipped with a three-speed 1/3 HP motor […]
I wouldn’t have thought that a shop vac would get me excited. After all, they are nothing new and have been helping do-it-yourselfers and professionals clean up jobsites for years. But, winter is here and I find myself engaging in a lot of clean-up around the house lately. After using a traditional shop vac for several years and suffering the poor ergonomic design of the vacuums in general, I was excited to see a new form factor hit the market. Ridgid has quite possibly redesigned the genre by producing their WD7000 Smart Cart vacuum that offers, among other things, complete accessory storage and increased maneuverability. This is a very new kind of shop vac – and it’s broken the mold.
Woodworkers looking for premium performance and durable design in dust collection will likely be pleased with the new 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector (50-786) from Delta. This is one of their newest collectors added to their line of premium dust management products. The new dust collector delivers power and filtration above that of previous dust collection offerings and packs it into a durable sheet metal frame design for added stability and maneuverability.
Most wet/dry shop type vacuums are all plagued with the same problems. There is nowhere to put additional attachments, hoses and cords are haphazardly dangling around and those pesky extension handles are always falling off. Ridgid attempts to remedy these problems with their new Smart Cart Vacuum WD7000.