As we see contractors focus more and more on dust extraction, companies like Makita are responding with innovative ways to deal with the issue. I can imagine professionals in shops and on job sites, tool in one hand and the other holding the shop vac hose. Or even better, making the apprentice hold it for them. Hey, it was a rite of passage, right? The new Makita dust extraction attachment systems look like great solutions for those of us having to comply with following OSHA rules for lead paint rules and other OSHA compliance issues.
Makita is helping us alleviate some of the humiliation with its new 6-piece Dust Extraction Attachment designed for use with the SDS-Max Rotary and Demolition Hammers. One of the big hurdles is not so much how to attach a tool to a vacuum, but how to do it so that the hose isn’t in the way while keeping the open end at the work surface. Makita jumps this one by giving the kit three attachment points: first, one at the bit shaft, next on the handle, and finally on the power cord. This combination keeps the hose tucked in a position that users can still operate the hammers with two hands comfortably.
In addition to the three Makita dust extraction hose attachments for shaft, handle, and cord, the kit includes a 62-1/2″ hose, dust cover, and hose joint (1-7/8″ inside diameter, 2″ outside diameter). This is just part of Makita’s line of dust extraction solutions, which are designed to pair beautifully with the Makita 12 Gallon Wet/Dry Xtract Vac Job Site Vacuum (check out our Job Site Dust Extractors Shootout where we tested this against the competition). The vacuum features a powerful, yet compact size, less noise than previous models, an on board tool activated outlet, auto filter cleaning system, HEPA filter capability, and more.
For more information on the Makita Dust Extraction Attachment Systems, visit Makita’s website. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with all the latest product reviews and previews from the professional tool industry.