Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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 […]

Makita Rotary Hammer

New Makita Rotary Hammer Models Feature HEPA Vacs and AVT

Rotary hammers work well for chipping and drilling in concrete, but they create a lot of dust and vibration. With September 23 right around the corner, the deadline for OSHA silica dust compliance approaches quickly (read more about that here). And with the heavy vibration that comes part and parcel with using a rotary hammer, […]

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 […]

Fein Turbo II

Fein Turbo I and Fein Turbo II Dust Collectors

The Fein Turbo I and II  have been updated to be even better than the previous models. These compact wet/dry vacuums are designed to be powerful, mobile, and quiet (relatively speaking, of course). Fein has definitely improved the power over the previous model. Power consumption went from 1050 watts to a full 1100. Suction capacity […]

New Makita Dust Extraction Attachment Systems

As we see contractors focus more and more on dust extraction, companies like Makita are responding with innovative ways to deal with the issue. I can imagine professionals in shops and on job sites, tool in one hand and the other holding the shop vac hose. Or even better, making the apprentice hold it for […]

Bosch Dust Extraction Systems

Bosch is introducing four new portable dust extraction systems for 2014 designed to meet the rising benchmarks  for jobsite dust collection. The main feature of the new Bosch dust extraction systems is the focus on efficient dust collection. Anyone that has ever used a cartridge filter on any kind of suction tool knows that they only work […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
DeWalt 20V DCV581H vacuuming

DeWalt DCV581H 20V Cordless Wet/Dry Vac Review

The cordless wet/dry vac has got to be one of the most handy products to hit the market since the dawn of cordless tools. In fact, if you consider cordless drills and drivers to be a “given”, then the cordless vac, like the new DeWalt DCV581H, has got to be the next most handy product […]

Dust extractor shootout

Dust Extractor Vacuum Shootout – Makita, Fein, DeWalt, Hilti

In the last decade, dust extraction has definitely gone from “handy and convenient” to “absolutely essential.” This is particularly due to issues raised by the new EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) program as well as existing guidelines and/or rules put forth by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupations […]

Milwaukee & Makita Cordless Rotary Hammer Vacuums

Currently, we’re aware of exactly two cordless HEPA rotary hammer vacuum systems on the market. One is the Milwaukee M12 HammerVac and the other is the Makita DX01 HEPA Dust Xtraction Vacuum Attachment. On the surface, both the Milwaukee & Makita Cordless Rotary Hammer Vacuums look to be excellent tools from manufacturers whose tools, on […]