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Review9.0(out of 10)
Hilti VC 150-10 XE

Hilti VC 150-10 XE Dust Extractor Review

What with all the hoopla lately regarding the new OSHA guidelines for acceptable levels of silica dust exposure, we’ve been on a mission to find the best products that conform to the new safety standards. As part of that commitment, we recently ran a head to head shootout between OSHA-compliant dust extractors that include HEPA filters and […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Bosch VAC090A Dust Extractor

Bosch VAC090A Dust Extractor Review

We recently tasked ourselves with figuring out which portable dust extractor has the best combination of performance, feature set, and value. With the recent updates to the OSHA regulations for acceptable levels of airborne silica dust, the ability to capture debris was our highest priority. Basically, we wanted to know which dust extractors sucked the most…but, y’know, […]

Festool CT 36 E AC CleanTec Dust Extractor Review

How a Hose Affects Your Dust Extractor Performance

You’re looking at dust extractors and find a couple that catch your eye. CFM and water lift are about the same, but one has a hose that’s 5′ longer than the other. Easy choice, right? The longer one will be more convenient. Well, that depends on how a hose affects your dust extractor and there’s […]

Best OSHA-Compliant Dust Extractor Shootout

Best OSHA-Compliant Dust Extractor Shootout

Looking for the best OSHA-compliant dust extractor? So are we! But what makes a dust extractor OSHA-compliant these days? More specifically, how do you choose a dust extractor? To answer that question, we have to look at several things, but the most important is the application. In this head-to-head review, we’re looking for dust extractors […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Best OSHA-Compliant Dust Extractor Shootout

Milwaukee Dust Extractor Review

Those of you in the masonry and construction professions have probably felt the burn from OSHA lately. As they’ve come up with new regulations regarding the acceptable limits of breathable silica dust, companies have rushed to come up with tools that comply with the new regulations. Efforts to make the jobsite safer are probably never […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Best OSHA-Compliant Dust Extractor Shootout

Makita VC4710 Dust Extractor Review

If you’ve been picking up what OSHA has been laying down lately, then you’re probably already aware that the watchdog agency has implemented new guidelines regarding acceptable exposure limits to silica dust. While these new requirements can affect the designs of a good many tools used in masonry applications, dust extraction seems like a particularly affected […]

Review8.8(out of 10)
Festool CT 36 E AC CleanTec Dust Extractor Review

Festool CT 36 E AC CleanTec Dust Extractor Review

When you start looking for a quality dust extractor to supplement your work, there’s a lot more to consider than just price. The Festool CT 36 E AC is a top choice among Pros, but what attracts so many to it? Hang around Festool for very long and you’ll hear them talk about tools as […]

Festool SYSRock Jobsite Radio

Top 5 Best Festool Gifts for Christmas

On the 6th day of Christmas, PTR gave to me… Festool gifts from Germany! Day 6 shifts over toward woodworking with our top 5 best Festool gifts for Christmas! Best Festool Gifts for Christmas 2017 Festool SYSRock BR10 Bluetooth Radio Why we’d love to have it: Jobsite radios have to decide what they’re going to […]

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 […]

Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2017

Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2017

The 2017 edition of the Milwaukee New Product Symposium didn’t feature a massive overarching new technology like One-Key or Fuel have in the past. Each of the core trades did come away as big winners though and everyone will love the newest portable storage solution – Milwaukee PackOut. So whether you were able to follow […]