Milwaukee Dust Extraction: A Solution for Every Concrete Cut, Grind, or Prep
Since first introducing the world’s only universal self-powered dust extractor in 2013, the M12 Hammervac Universal Dust Extractor, Milwaukee Tool has been dedicated to introducing productivity-focused dust collection solutions. Now, Milwaukee Tool is excited to announce the largest expansion of its Dust Extraction System to-date, all completely compliant with the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation on respirable crystalline silica dust.* With the launch of an 8-Gallon Dust Extractor and accessories, the company’s full lineup of rotary hammers and grinders are compliant through either Table 1 or Objective Data Requirements.**
The heart of the system, an 8-Gallon Dust Extractor, features an automatic filter cleaning mechanism to allow for sustained airflow at 148 CFM in dust-producing applications. The Extractor’s dual filtration system (complete with HEPA filter) captures 99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3 microns. For SDS Max hammers, there is a new dust extraction attachment for drilling holes up to 2-3/4” in diameter and a chisel boot for chipping applications. Also available will be new cutting dust shrouds that work with the Extractor to maximize dust collection during concrete cutting with grinders.
These new accessories will join Milwaukee’s current lineup of Hammervac dedicated and universal dust extractors – the most complete system of cordless, battery-powered dust extraction solutions in the industry.
Milwaukee Tool provides a full range of corded and cordless grinders for all concrete applications. The company also offers a complete lineup of rotary hammer solutions optimized to meet the full range of user needs in each distinct SDS Plus rotary hammer market segment, as well as the most demanding applications in the large SDS Max segment. Compatible with more than 125+ power tool products, these solutions will be supported in full by Milwaukee’s Dust Extraction System.
Milwaukee is committed to improving productivity by providing performance-driven and trade-focused solutions so users can perform an entire day’s work. As the new OSHA® regulation continues to create the framework for a safer jobsite, Milwaukee Tool is dedicated to continuing to expand its Dust Extraction System, including the addition of new Vacuum Bits this Fall.
* According to OSHA, over two million construction workers a year are exposed to crystalline silica dust. Found in materials like concrete, tile, rock, stone and brick, exposure to silica dust can be a major cause of a fatal lung cancer known as silicosis. The new OSHA regulation on respirable crystalline silica dust (29 CFR 1926.1153) will be enforced for construction trades starting on September 23, 2017. This regulation reduces the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) to 50 µg/m3 over an 8-hour period and will affect jobsite nationwide.
** In order to be compliant with the new regulation* companies prove they are under the PEL by following Table 1 standards, demonstrating objective data, or conducting their own self-monitoring programs, as laid out by OSHA.