Milwaukee SDS-Plus Dust Trap Drilling Shroud
Adding to their collection of OSHA-compliant dust collection solutions, the Milwaukee SDS-Plus Dust Trap Drilling Shroud makes its debut. This one is pretty simple and it’s not terribly expensive.
When you take the Dust Trap out of the package, it will be in two pieces. Just twist the dust cap on clockwise to put them together. Be sure to grab hold of the fixed part of the cap base. If you don’t, you’ll spring the cap out. Not to worry, it’s far from fatal if you don’t get it right on the first try.
To install the Milwaukee Dust Trap, simply slide it over your SDS-Plus chuck – any brand – and secure it by running the rubberized strap through the handle to set it in place. Insert up to an 8” long bit and release the trap by pushing down and rotating counterclockwise.
It’s important to install the trap first before inserting your bit so it doesn’t puncture the plastic wall. At the very least, keep it in its collapsed form if you’re going to slide it over the bit. As soon as you have a hole of any size in it, it’s no longer compliant. It’s not sandwich bag weak, but you can puncture it.
Speaking of compliance, if you use the Milwaukee SDS-Plus Dust Trap Drilling Shroud without a vacuum, it’s objective data compliant. If you attach a compliant dust extractor, it’s Table 1 compliant. Simply pop the plug in if you’re not using a vac.
As you drill, the spring keeps the Dust Trap against the surface, trapping the concrete dust. It’s great for overhead applications since the dust falls to the bottom whether you’re using a dust extractor or not. You can certainly use it on the horizontal or floor drilling as well. You just need to be careful that how you empty doesn’t throw the dust back in the air. So no banging it against a trash can.
For the price, you’re looking at $20. When you’re working in concrete, that’s pretty much consumable level pricing. Since you do have some concern about puncturing the side wall, it’s a bit easier to give it a shot with a lower price point. You can also swap out just the dust cap for about $10 for a 5-pack, making replacement even less expensive.
Milwaukee SDS-Plus Dust Trap Drilling Shroud Key Features
- OSHA compliance without a vacuum
- Universal fit for SDS-Plus rotary hammers
- Clear sleeve for maximum visibility and accuracy
- OSHA Objective Data compliance without a dust extractor
- OSHA Table 1 compliant with a dust extractor
- Fits SDS-Plus drill bits up to 8 in. overall length and works with stop bits
- Compact, collapsible design ideal for accessibility and storage
Milwaukee SDS-Plus Dust Trap Drilling Shroud Specs
- Model: Milwaukee 48-03-3035
- Max Bit Diameter: 3/4”
- Max Bit Length: 8”
- Vacuum Port Inside Diameter: 1-1/4”
- Vacuum Port Adapter Model: Milwaukee 49-90-1957
- Warranty: None
- Price: $19.97