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Fastcap Miter Saw Dust Hood Review

The Fastcap Miter Saw Dust Hood is one of the products that—as soon as you see it—you realize, “I need that!” My studio is in the living room of my house. Therefore, I’m constantly battling to contain sawdust. No other tool I own creates more sawdust than my miter saw. The Fastcap Miter Saw Sawdust […]

Air Filter vs Shop Vac

Building a DIY Shop Air Filter to Control Airborne Dust

Beyond using a dust collector or shop vac, you can control the dust in the air by building a DIY shop air filter. These work very much like the ones found in your AC furnace. I built my own air filter using a large 14” squirrel cage furnace fan I got used from a house […]

What Dust Extractor Bag Do I Need? A Pro’s Guide

So you decided on a portable dust extractor but now comes the question of what bag, if any, you should use. If you’re still looking for a good model, take a look at our OSHA-compliant dust extractor shootout to sort it out! But back to the subject at hand: What dust extractor bag do I […]

Bosch Dust Shroud HDC200

Bosch Dust Shroud HDC200 for Table 1 Compliance

Still have a little too much concrete dust floating around your job site? If you happen to drill a lot of concrete, Bosch has a simple solution to avoid getting yet another fine. The Bosch dust shroud, model HDC200, collects dust from around the drill bit as you work. It accommodates a wide range of […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Best Wet-Dry Shop Vacuum Buying Guide

Shop-Vac 16-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review

What makes a good wet/dry shop vacuum? As we said in our recent Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum Buying Guide, it really depends on your needs. We tend to appreciate as much power and performance as we can get for our money. But we also appreciate solid cord and hose management systems, accessories, and storage capabilities. Many […]

Dust Right Wall Mount Dust Collector: Model TADC-34WN

Dust Right Wall Mount Dust Collector: Model TADC-34WN

For jobsite use, we talk a lot about portable dust extractors. If you’re not mobile, dust extraction can become a semi-permanent setup in your shop. One of the advantages is a lot more CFM (air volume) than you get with most portable units. Take the Dust Right wall mount dust collector. Their model TADC-34WN is capable of […]

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 […]

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 […]