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2017 Vacuum Comparison Test, OSHA Silica Table 1

Vacuums Comparison Testing

*** Important to note we are not testing if these vacs meet the OSHA Standards, we are only testing usability & performance. We are relying on the manufacturer testing to be accurate in that all 6 competitors do meet the standards!

The new OSHA Silica Standard is officially now a finable offense, having been in effect for over a year already they were not issuing fines before September 23rd, 2017, that has now changed. We have previous covered several topics related to this new standard including What is OSHA Silica Standard, what are steps can you take for your Company Silica Assessments and what is the Difference between Table 1 vs Objective Data testing. This topic is huge and worker safety is extremely important which we could never cover it all but we did want to take a deeper dive into what is one of the most important components, the Dust Extraction Vacuums used as the center piece for many of engineered controls.

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Milwaukee HEPA Vac for Silica Compliance

Milwaukee 8960 Vacuum

With the new OSHA Silica Dusts rules getting ever closer there has been a lot of scrambling for manufacturers and users to get the right solutions in place. The good news is the June 23rd deadline has been pushed back 90 days to September 23, 2017 allowing for some more solutions to hit the market. Milwaukee Tool has just announced it will have a new 8 gallon HEPA dust extractor vacuum with self-cleaning filters and 148 CFM out well before the new deadline. (more…)

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CS Unitec Long-Reach Drywall Sander ELS 225.1

Dustless Drywall Sanding
CS Unitec has engineered a new Long-Reach Drywall Sander ELS 225.1 ($965, system with Vacuum) that prepares walls and ceiling seams that delivers flawless results. With this new system, users can create a smoother finish, quicker and cleaner that comparable products. In addition, this new system makes it easier, approximately 60% easier and less effort prior to painting, plastering and/or decorating. Not only can this product reach higher ceilings and up to 9 feet, is extremely low weight, making it easier to be used for ceiling applications. Its 9” flexible head is not only ideal for larger surface areas, it conforms to contours as well! Its ergonomic handle design provides superior balance, allowing it to be guided for longer periods of time and less operator fatigue.

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Bosch Dust Collection Wet/Dry Vacs VAC140 & VAC090

Bosch Vacuums

The Bosch AirSweep Wet/Dry Vacuums have long been considered top of the line when it comes to jobsite vacuums. The Bosch units were some of the first to include a power tool activation outlet as well as pulse clean feature to keep the filter from clogging prematurely. The unit has always been sealed tight and well powered making it the standard for everyone from woodworkers to those grinding concrete. In recent years these features have become more common as OSHA & EPA regulations become more and more strict. Bosch has now updated these very popular units, available now, check out the 14 gallon automatic VAC140A ($669), 14 semi-automatic VAC140S ($619), 9 gallon automatic VAC090A ($599) and finally the 9 semi-automatic VAC090S ($549). (more…)

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Milwaukee M12 HammerVac 2306-22 Plays Nice with Others

m12 hammervac

The Milwaukee M12 HammerVac’s March release seeks to solve a problem that exists in the realm of dust extracting in drilling applications. While many tool brands have a vacuum/hammer drill combo, it only works with a specific drill or in a specific way. The Milwaukee M12 HammerVac 2306-22 is designed to be compatible with most existing SDS rotary hammers and corded and cordless hammer drills.

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