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October 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


dust extractor

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. […]

Review9.5(out of 10)

Bosch 300 CFM Dust Extractor GAS20-17AH

The new Bosch 300 CFM dust extractor is coming and the major talking point is, well, it’s a 300 CFM dust extractor with automatic filter cleaning! Suction power at this level opens the door to a couple of possibilities you won’t approach with a standard vacuum. Pros 300 CFM lets you run two 6″ grinders […]

best portable shop vac Makita backpack

Makita AWS-Ready HEPA Backpack Vacuum XCV10ZX

The Makita AWS-Ready HEPA Backpack Vacuum is the brand’s newest portable vac offering for the cordless jobsite. Makita intends for this vac to bridge the gap between smaller onboard dust extraction and larger, less-mobile, wheeled, canister-style job site vacuums. What’s The Big Deal? By running off of two 5.0Ah LXT lithium-ion batteries, the Makita backpack […]

Makita 11/16" AVT Rotary Hammer

Makita 11/16″ AVT Rotary Hammer AWS Ready XRH12TW

If you’re involved in those smaller concrete drilling jobs, the Makita 11/16″ AVT Rotary Hammer is among the most comprehensive light concrete drilling tools. It’s small, light, cordless, and OSHA Table 1 compliant. Makita 11/16″ AVT Rotary Hammer Feature Set Table 1 Compliant The Makita XRH12TW rotary hammer includes a dust extractor with HEPA filtration. That’ll keep […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Review

Clean up on any construction site is arguably one of the most important aspects of the job. Whether you’re attempting to please your customer, keep the jobsite organized, or working towards code compliance, jobsite cleanliness requires constant effort. The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum takes some of the hard work out of cleanup with […]

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor Coming Soon

DeWalt is announcing that they’ve added an OSHA-approved dust extraction solution to their roster of cordless tools. The DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor joins the other 120+ Table-1 compliant solutions that the brand currently offers to help limit the exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust during drilling, cutting, and grinding applications. Of the hallmark […]

OSHA Compliant Ridgid Shop Vac? It's Here!

OSHA Compliant Ridgid Shop Vac? It’s Here!

There’s a new OSHA compliant Ridgid shop vac available at your favorite Home Depot. Well, it’s not actually new from top to bottom. Ridgid is has a new filter/bag setup that’s going to make some existing models HEPA and OSHA compliant. What’s really compelling here is the price. The least expensive model in our OSHA-compliant […]

Review7.4(out of 10)
Shop-Vac Hawkeye 5-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review

Shop-Vac Hawkeye 5-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review

Inevitably, you will find yourself with just enough of a mess to warrant pulling out the shop vacuum, but not so much of a mess that you want to bother with breaking out some hulking goliath of a cleaning solution. When you find yourself in that sort of situation, you’ll be happy you have the […]