Festool CT dust extractors are now HEPA certified! Current CT owners will want to check out Festool’s Q&A about how to update their units to meet the full HEPA certification requirements. Read More
Festool announced the CT 48 E, a new higher capacity dust extractor to its lineup. Read More
Over the course of a few hours, I decided to try Festool tools for the first time ever. As I anxiously wait for the tools to arrive later this afternoon, I felt it necessary to explore what drove me to this costly decision. Read More
While looking for a compact woodworking air filtration setup, I came across the Shop Fox Fine Air Filter, which looks like it might complement a conventional air cleaner setup rather nicely. Read More
Kett’s KSV-432 vacuum saw is a handheld power saw that uses a 2-1/2″ carbide abrasive blade to cut drywall, fiberglass, and plaster. The saw features an integrated cast aluminum dust control port that can be used with a shop vacuum or dust collection system to collect and control dust & debris as the saw cuts.
Over at the ShopNGarage forum, Steve posted a project log and tutorial on how to build a blast cabinet dust separator. The separator is designed to prolong the life of a shop vacuum and increase its efficiency by filtering out fine abrasive dust that can damage the motor. Steve’s design is built with a 2 gallon bucket, PVC […]
Earlier this month I spotted a Henry vacuum at a hotel, which suggests that there may be an affordable distributor of these powerful little vacuums in the USA. If this turns out to be the case, hopefully they can be powered by our 110V outlets.
The other day Ben Johnson over at Toolmonger posted about the cutest little vacuum I have ever seen. Henry is a 2.4 gallon low-noise vacuum from the British company Numatics, and it is designed for general home cleaning. Apparently Henry is so popular that over 5 million units have sold!
While cordless handheld vacuums such as Makita’s new model and the ubiquitous dustbuster are suitable for light duty cleaning or small messes, there may be times when you may need something a bit more robust. For medium duty cleaning tasks, what you’ll want to whip out is a cordless wet/dry vac. Although a traditional corded vacuum would typically be better suited for most […]
I’ve been helping a friend shop for cleaning and maintenance supplies for his new home, and then it came time to choose a DustBuster. Well, we were technically shopping for a “compact cordless handheld vacuum” to be precise, but let’s be real – we were looking for a DustBuster. It’s tough to choose one from […]