For those of you sweating the new OSHA regulations regarding silica dust, Makita might be your best friend when looking for tool setups that meet the new guidelines. In anticipation of the new standards, Makita has been busy manufacturing dust extractors, HEPA filters, dust shrouds, and vacuums to work with their line of tools. So, while Makita OSHA compliant silica dust solutions are now available, there exists a large enough stable of options that settling on one particular set-up for your particular need can prove overwhelming.
A Solution To Makita OSHA Compliant Silica Dust Solutions
Makita has a solution for sifting through all of their solutions. They’ve set up a helpful web page to direct you to the right attachment to accompany the right tool for the job. If you visit https://www.makitatools.com/dust-management/dust-management-search, you can use drop-down menus to filter results, honing in on the perfect dust extraction or filter solution to use with your Makita tool.
For instance, let’s say you’ve got a project that requires your Makita 18V Sub-Compact 11/16″ Rotary Hammer. You want to make the tool OSHA compliant, but you don’t know where to start. By selecting the tool’s model number in the drop-down menu, you’ll see the available options. The dust extraction cup and the 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 1/2 Gallon HEPA Filter Backpack Dry Dust Extractor are both compatible with the rotary hammer.
Or, let’s say you’re a contractor with a tuckpointing gig coming up. But, your grinder busted a month ago, and you’ve got to replace it. As long as you’re at it, might as well upgrade to an OSHA compliant rig, right? Well if you select your trade and application from the drop-down menu, the field narrows down to 85 results. But, maybe you’ve got your heart set on a cordless 5″ grinder and a cordless extractor. On the left side of the screen, you select the appropriate boxes, and presto change-o, you’ve narrowed the field to 9 options.
Makita has put a lot of work into preparing for the new OSHA regulations, designing their newer models to work in tandem with their silica dust solutions. Although other manufacturers have some dust extractors and filter options available, Makita is a little ahead of the curve in both the depth of their product line and the site to help you select the right products for the job. The website is clearly a huge help for Makita users. With so many Makita OSHA compliant silica dust solutions, having the ability to narrow down the results saves a lot of time and frustration.
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