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June 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


dust extractor

Best OSHA-Compliant Dust Extractor Shootout

CFM vs Water Lift on Dust Extractors

In our recent best dust extractor head-to-head among OSHA-compliant models, two numbers were of great importance to us: CFM and water lift. But when it comes to CFM vs water lift on dust extractors, what’s more important? The answer is both. Understanding CFM on Dust Extractors CFM seems to be the sexy number to toss […]

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 […]

Get More Out of Your Festool Vacuum Setup

Best Festool Vacuum Accessories and Setup

In this day and age of OSHA silica dust rules, jobsites get all the dust extractor attention. What about the professional and amateur woodworker? What do they need in a dust extractor? While larger dust collectors take care of large table saws and thickness planers, dust extractors rule the domain of sanders. When we wanted […]

Review9.8(out of 10)
iQ Power Tools iQ426HEPA Cyclonic Dust Extractor

iQ Power Tools iQ426HEPA Cyclonic Dust Extractor Review

Dust extraction makes for a key component to nearly any commercial construction job. Recently, we witnessed the full renovation and remodeling of a downtown brewery into a modern-day food hall. Nearly the entire space required polishing of the concrete floors using a commercial floor grinder. That kind of grinding requires plenty of suction—not to mention […]

Makita VC4210 Dust Extractor

Makita 11-Gallon Dust Extractor VC4210L

Makita Upgrades Dust Extractor Form Factor and Gets a Power Boost The Makita AWS Large Capacity Dust Extractor is coming soon and has some significant upgrades from the VC4710. It has a new form factor and gets a power boost for starters. Powerful, Lightweight, and Quiet   Makita’s 12-amp motor generates 148 CFM of suction […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Bosch Bulldog Rotary Hammer GBH18V-26DN

Bosch Bulldog Rotary Hammer Review with Dust Extractor GBH18V-26DN

The Bosch Bulldog 1-Inch SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer with Dust Extractor can make the company’s stalwart concrete tool OSHA compliant through objective data while keeping it cordless. That’s great news. Silica dust is deadly and dragging out a corded dust extractor is a pain in the neck. The Bosch GDE18V-26DN SDS-plus Bulldog Dust Extractor turns any […]

Review10.0(out of 10)
Makita HRH10 rotary hammer

Makita Rotary Hammer with Dust Extractor (Model XRH10PTW)

The new Makita Rotary Hammer with Dust Extractor (model XRH10) is a remarkably efficient concrete drilling tool that’s Table 1 compliant. I’ve been drilling dust-free holes for weeks now. In time savings alone, this tool is…wait for it…a game-changer. Pros Dust collector’s 3-second extended suction and HEPA filter effectively captures all dust No need to […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor Review

The DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor (DCV585B) makes Table 1 compliance easily portable. Plus, Wireless Tool Control means you can activate the vacuum without having to touch the actual dust extractor. We took it along for drilling anchor holes in block, grinding out a bathroom remodel, and other construction drilling tasks. Pros OSHA Table […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Makita Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum XCV11

There’s a new Makita cordless wet/dry vacuum that’s coming on the scene as part of their 18V LXT lineup. Here’s the skinny: Table 1 Ready One of the big questions we get with every new vacuum is whether or not it’s Table 1 compliant. The short answer is that this Makita cordless wet/dry vac is. […]