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Review8.8(out of 10)
best heavy duty shop vac Vacmaster VK811PH

Vacmaster 8-Gallon HEPA Wet/Dry Vac Review

After checking out our best shop vac reviews, we wanted to cover this HEPA filtering model for good measure. The Vacmaster 8-Gallon HEPA Wet/Dry Vac moves toward the more industrial side of things with its HEPA filtering and metal parts. This industrial Vacmaster model flirts with becoming an all-out dust extractor, but it does it […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Ridgid 16-Gallon Wet Dry Vac WD185101

Ridgid 16-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac WD1851 Review

If you haven’t had the chance yet, go ahead and check out our Wet/Dry Vac Buying Guide, where we look at a bunch of the available professional level shop vacuums on the market today. There’s a little something for everyone in that article, but if value and suction are first and foremost on your list […]

Makita AWS Cordless Dust Extractor

Makita AWS Cordless Dust Extractor XCV08 Review

Makita is pushing hard to make the convenience of cordless tools Table 1 compliant for OSHA silica dust standards along with adding convenience to other cordless tools in concrete and woodworking. One of the major focal points of this effort surrounds AWS – Auto-Start Wireless System. With several tools available now, at the heart of the […]

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 […]

Makita Dust Collection Video World of Concrete 2018

Makita Dust Collection Solutions Video

The World Of Concrete Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, might be one of our favorite events that we make it out to every year. It gives us some good insight into upcoming product releases from various manufacturers. For us, it feels a little like Christmas. This year’s expo gave us a good indication of what […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Hitachi Dust Extractor Review RP350YDH

Hitachi Dust Extractor Review RP350YDH

One of the models that didn’t make our initial dust extractor shootout is the new Hitachi dust extractor. Like several other brands, it was in the works, but not here in time to make the testing deadlines. Not to worry, now that it’s here, there’s plenty to talk about – including its striking similarities to […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
DeWalt DWV012 HEPA Dust Extractor Review

DeWalt DWV012 HEPA Dust Extractor Review

The number one question we got following our dust extractor shootout was, “Where’s DeWalt?” We had a little trouble getting our hands on the DeWalt DWV012 for good reason. On September 23, 2017, OSHA’s updated silica dust regulations went into effect and what followed was a lot of people scrambling to get compliant dust extractors. […]

Best DeWalt Tools at World of Concrete 2018

Best DeWalt Tools at World of Concrete 2018

There was plenty of buzz around the DeWalt booth in Las Vegas this year. Our friends in yellow and black always have a lot to show off, both within the concrete industry and with their general tool lineup. Now that OSHA’s silica dust regulations are in full force, it was also a good time to […]

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Best Makita Tools at World of Concrete 2018

The biggest trade show of the year in terms of scale is already in the books. With hundreds of vendors and plenty of brands Pros are already familiar with, it was a no-brainer to see was going on at the Makita booth. Last year, they announced the 18V X2 LXT Brushless Rear-Handle Saw. While they don’t […]

Review8.9(out of 10)
Metabo Dust Extractor

Metabo Dust Extractor Review ASR 35 ACP HEPA

If you’ve been reveling in the wonder and intrigue that have been the hallmark characteristics of our recent coverage of OSHA-compliant dust extractors, well, I’ve got both good news and bad news for you. The bad news is that this will likely be the last review on an OSHA-compliant dust extractor that we’ll see for […]