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October 22, 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.

Makita 192972-4 Dust Collecting Cutting Guard with Shoe

Makita 192972-4 Dust Collecting Cutting Guard with Shoe

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 Introduces Dust Right Vortex 40530

Rockler Introduces Dust Right Vortex 40530

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 Dustless Hammer Attachment Preview

Makita Dustless Hammer Attachment Preview

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 […]

Festool CT dust extractor familyFestool CT dust extractor family

Festool CT 36 BC Cleantex System

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 Dust Right 1200 Filtration System Preview

Rockler Dust Right 1200 Filtration System Preview

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 […]

Ridgid WD7000 Smart Cart Shop Vacuum Review

Ridgid SmartCart Vacuum WD7000 Review

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.

Delta 1-1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-786 Preview

Delta 1 1/2 HP Dust Collector 50-786 Preview

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.

Ridgid WD7000 11 Gallon Smart Cart Vacuum

Ridgid WD7000 11 Gallon Smart Cart Vacuum

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.