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Dust Control Tools  > Dust Directors for 4-1/2", 5" and 6" Angle Grinders.
 
Product Made in the USA.Dust Director®!

Complete Blade Visibility, Over 96% Dust Containment Efficiency, Aluminum Guard for Lightweight & Durability ~

  • 6" Blade Capacity for 1-5/8" Depth-of-Cut

  • Versatile - Designed for Grinding Brick Mortar Joints, Now Used in All Industries:  Stone & Tile, Crack Chasing, Concrete, Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry ~ Whenever you need complete dust containment.

 

Dust Director™:  96% Dust Control Efficiency for your Angle Grinders - With Complete Visibility of the Diamond Blade.
Aluminum Weight, Durability and Complete Blade Visibility & Dust Containment. Dust Director.  96+% Dust Containment Efficiency while providing complete visibility of the blade and where you are cutting.
One Guard to Use with 4", 4-1/2", 5" and 6" diameter blades.

6" Blade provide 1-5/8" Depth-of-Cut

Made of Aircraft Aluminum for Long Lasting Durability

Installs onto Your Angle Grinder

Versatile designed for tuck pointing ~ A+ for Cut-Out Projects and Crack Chasing.

 
-  Dust Director at the World of Concrete Show -

Dust Director & Glitter Bits

Pulse 'n Shake - Self-Cleaning - Filter Video.

Click on the Video Clip - See and get some background information on our Dust Director, Vacuums & Glitter Bits.

Dust Director - Proudly Made in the USA.Learn more about the ICS Dust Director®:

Applications, Unique Features, Depth-of-Cut - Dust containment efficiency with complete blade visibility

Comparison -  Dust Director compared to other dust guards.

Testimonials -  Including customer feedback on increased productivity.

 

Grinder Test Results
Labor Cost.
Labor Cost?  What is the best angle grinder for Tuck Pointing, Productivity, Durability?  Click here for Test Results.

 

Pricing, Ordering:

OHSA Compliance -  Understanding the Silica Dust & Asbestos Exposure Rules.

 

 

 

Stone Cutting - Without & With - the Dust Director®

 

Concrete cutting without using the Dust Director.Concrete cutting using a Dust Director.Dust Director® - Confirms to ANSI & OHSA Standard B7.1 for compliance to OSHA's proposed Silica Dust Regulation 78 Federal Regulation 56274

<  <  <  From this . . .

 >  >  >  To this:  Over 96% Dust Containment Efficiency. 

 

 

Cut Anything --- All types of material:  Masonry, Concrete, Steel, Fiberglass, etc.

Without the dust . . .

Cutting vertical brick mortar joints.  Notice the dust being "directed" into the vacuum barrel.

  • Tuck Pointing

  • Crack Chasing

  • Concrete Cutting

  • Masonry Cutting

  • Granite Fabrication

 

 

 

Dust Director®
COMPLETE BLADE VISIBILITY
  ·  MADE of LIGHTWEIGHT, DURABLE - AIRCRAFT ALUMINUM

Dustless Tuck Pointing

Extension cover unsnaps to cut a wall's inside corner - A+ for Tuck Pointing.

Tuck Pointer:  For Masonry Contractors & Tuck Pointers

Combination Packages

Dust Director with an Angle Grinder and/or Vacuum

Dust Director with a Vacuum Package:  Dust Director Vacuums with Self-Cleaning Filters.

- Freight Prepaid -
With Vacuum Purchase

Dustless Floor & Wall Cutting

Dust Director for crack chasing / wall cut-out projects.

Laser Welded "Pro Grade" Saw Blades - 4.5" to 20" diameter.Free Dust Director - With a purchase of any twenty (20) diamond blades.  See Blade Package below.

 

Dust Director / with Extension Cover open (to cut a wall's inside corner).  Uses individual collars to fit your angle grinder.Dust Director®- One Versatile Guard for All Applications:

  • One Compact Guard to use 4" - 6" blades, thin blades (.080) to .500 (1/2") width

  • 6" blades provides a 1-5/8" depth-of-cut

  • A Dust Director installs and adjust on the angle grinder to "your way" of cutting (you can adjust the angle or position of the guard on the angle grinder to your particular way that you would like to hold the complete assembly) 

  • Installs onto your angle grinder - No need to purchase a separate or specific angle grinder . . . Uses specific collars match a wide assortment of angle grinders.

Best Features:  Simplicity, Durability - Complete Blade Visibility:  Made of HD aluminum for lightweight durability.  The "wide" opening of the housing provides complete visibility of the work surface (you'll literally watch the dust coming off the blade, going up into the exhaust port) - while containing over 96% of the dust.

 

 

 

Dust Director --- Unique Features

#1.  Complete Blade Visibility.
The wide open housing enables operators to completely view their work area for better control and accuracy of cut . . . helping to prevent accidentally cutting into adjacent bricks .

Extension Cover "unsnapped" to cut in tight areas and to cut a wall's inside corner.#2.  Cutting a Wall's Inside & Outside Corners.
The Dust Director provides complete 180° blade coverage.  By unsnapping its extension cover you expose another cutting edge on the diamond blade, which is used to cut a wall's inside or to get into tight areas.

 

 

 

 

Cover unsnaps to cut a wall's inside corner ~ Further enhancing productivity "on the wall".Extension Cover "unsnapped" cutting a wall's inside corner.
When approaching a wall's inside corner, turn-off the angle grinder and un-snap the Extension Cover.

You then proceed with the Dust Director to cut into and out-of  the inside corner . . . easily helping to improve productivity on the job.

 

 

 

#3.  Cutting in Tight Areas.
Being able cut with the extension cover un-snapped also enables the Dust Director to cut into tight areas, such as inside fireplaces - while still maintaining effective dust control.

 

 

#4.  Increased Blade Capacity.
Regardless of angle grinder size (4-1/2", 5" or 6"), the Dust Director accepts 6" Blades.
Cutting brick mortar joints - dust free - with complete blade visibility.

Productivity Tip:  Many contractors use 7" - 10" diamond blades to grind horizontal mortar joints.  Although these blades provide faster productivity and longer blade life (compared to 5" blades), they also require larger and heavier tools (7" and 9" angle grinders or 8-1/4" and 10-1/4" circular saws) which increase operator fatigue.

SUGGESTION:  Use a 6" diamond blade in the Dust Director and a small, compact 12 or 13 amp angle grinder.   This Cruise Control Angle Grinder is about the same size and weight as a typical 8 Amp 4-1/2" angle grinder, while having the power to handle a 6" blade.  For additional information and pricing on the Cruise Control Angle Grinder, see Dust Director Pricing (below).

 

 

Depth-of-Cut Capacity.  A Dust Director accepts a 6" blade.

Blade Diameter Depth-of-Cut Blade Widths
4" 5/8" The Dust Director accepts
1/2" wide blades
4-1/2" 7/8"
5" 1-1/8"
6" 1-5/8"

 

 

Keep the barrel of the Dust Director close to the work surface for superior dust control.#5.  Grind Recessed Mortar Joints.
Many brick and stone walls have recessed mortar joints (especially stone walls with their irregular and protruding outward shape).  Regardless of the grinder's size, being able to use 5" and 6" blades with the Dust Director enables you to effectively grind all types of recessed mortar joints.

 

#6.  2" Diameter Barrel.

  • The Dust Director's 2" diameter barrel provides a convenient handle for using the tool and worker comfort.
  • The extra wide diameter eliminates or prevents chunks of mortar or concrete from becoming lodged inside both the guard and the barrel.  FACT:  When cutting concrete or masonry, besides powder, chunks of debris are also broken-off.  The 2" wide barrel eliminates large pieces of solids from becoming lodged inside the guard . . . thus prevents productivity downtime of removing debris from inside the guard and blocking the dust port.

 

 

Comparison to other Dust Control Guards

The Dust Director's design is based on simplicity:

  • From installing it on the angle grinder

  • To  adjusting while its on the grinder - adjust or position the Dust Director on the angle grinder to "your way of cutting"

  • To using it . . . to its versatility . . . durability . . .

	And being able to Completely See the Blade and the Cutting Surface.

BAC Logo.The Dust Director® was specifically designed at the request of the Masonry Union (Brick Layers and Allied Craft Workers).

As the years have past, many of those men who where instrumental in not only the design of the Dust Director® but in the cause to reduce silica dust exposure within the work force have move on . . . 

If you would like to discuss the develop and research of the Dust Director®, feel free to call the following BAC officials who have offered their support:

Pittsburgh, PA, phone:  412.825.0923 - Kurt Keller - Safety Coordinator

Bowie, MD - International Masonry Institute, National Training Center, phone:  301.291.2100 - Mike Kassman, Bob Arnold

 

Dust Director vs. Other Dust Control Guards

 

Dust Director - Designed, Built and Manufactured in the USA.MADE in the USA - 100% from USA Metals & Manufacturing.

American Ingenuity, American Design - Manufactured and brought to market after working and meeting in the field with Masonry Contractors and Construction Safety Personal like yourselves, to understand what you wanted and needed in a dust control guard.

An American Original - Not Imitated and Copied or Analyzed by Lawyers to Circumvent its Design.   

 

ALUMINUM WEIGHT - NOT PLASTIC.

  • Weighs less than the steel guard that is included with the angle grinder.

  • Clear plastic guard quickly cloud-up with dust, they heat-up, and break very easily.

  • Slim-line Design:  Compact, Lightweight . . . For comfortable handling all day.  Comfort & Productivity:  The Dust Director's complete design is focused on the contractor.  As a safety director once said, "Give the men comfort on the wall, and they'll give me production."

    Adding extra features increases a product's size, bulkiness and weight.  Versus the slim-line, lightweight design features of the Dust Director.

VERSATILE - Installs onto a wide assortment of angle grinders:

  • Installs onto inexpensive angle grinders (6.0 amp) to 13.5 amp variable speed angle grinders, including:

Bosch · Hilti · Hitachi · Makita · Metabo · Milwaukee

  • Installs onto your angle grinder . . . No need to purchase separate or specific angle grinders

INSTALLATION:  "YOUR WAY OF CUTTING"

  • Attach the Dust Director onto the angle grinder at the angle or position that is most comfortable to you.Install and adjust the Dust Director to the angle that you want to cut with . . .

    All other dustless guards are locked into specific cutting / grinding positions, telling you how to cut . . .

    With the Dust Director, you position the Dust Director on the angle grinder to "Your way of Cutting"

 

Cover unsnaps to cut a wall's inside corner ~ Further enhancing productivity "on the wall".CUT A WALL'S INSIDE CORNER

Extension Cover - Unsnap the Dust Director's extension cover to cut into tight areas, cut into and out-of a wall's inside corner - while maintaining dust control.

 

Cutting horizontal brick mortar joints - With complete blade visibility.  6" Diamond Blade Capacity - 1-5/8" Depth-of-Cut
Even when installed on a 4-1/2" angle grinder the Dust DIrector's 6" blade capacity provides a 1-5/8" depth-of-cut, which comes in handy when mortar joints are recessed . . .

 

 

 

 

Niosh Logo.Tested by NIOSH

Dust exposure levels are below the NIOSH established Exposure Limits for Silica Dust Exposure - See NIOSH "TEST RESULTS" (bottom of page) for the Dust Director's effectiveness in containing the dust.

 

 

 

Testimonials

 

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"When we ask contractors and bricklayers to put together the vacuum and dust guard they'd like to see tested the Dust Director® figures prominently.  And whenever we do the tests the guys operating the grinders like the fact that you can see more with the Dust Director®.  

It might be worthwhile from a business point of view to verify that the Dust Director® is ANSI compliant and advertise accordingly."

CPWR Logo.Exposure Assessment, Program Director
CPWR - Center for Construction Research and Training

"Finally, a dustless tuck pointing system that works . . .  We asked him to help us find a way for our members to cut without the dust and he made the complicated simple, durable and worker friendly ~ Providing Complete Visibility of the Blade."

BAC Logo. Apprentice & Safety Coordinator
Brick Layers & Allied Craft Workers, BAC Local 9
Pittsburgh, PA.  Phone:  412 - 825 - 0923

 

Testimonial 
"A comfortable tool to work with, lightweight, completely wide open, great blade visibility.

I always said, "Give the men comfort, and they'll give me production."

Safety Director, Masonry / Concrete Restoration Contractor, St. Louis, MO

 

Testimonial 

Increased Productivity!
"Before using the Dust Director, we cut 4 - 8 hours a day and spend 4 hours cleaning up.  Now we're cutting 10 - 12 hours!"

Masonry Restoration Tuck Pointing Contractor, Bedford, NH

 

Testimonial 

Dusting of an Entire Room!
The following conversation took place between a plumber and the inventor of the Dust Director:

Plumber:  "I saw your Dust Director being used, inside a building we were remodeling."
Inventor:  "Yes, Harris Masonry just purchased one for the job.  They really like it."

Plumber:  "No, I really like it."
Inventor:  "You?  Why you?  What do you have to do with cutting masonry?"

Plumber:  "You don't understand.  When those guys start cutting concrete or masonry, especially inside a room, everyone has to leave.  We can't work, we can't see anything . . . we have to stop working and it takes hours for that dust to settle.  With your Dust Director all the trades are able to keep working."

Two friends talking on the football field.
Pittsburgh, PA

 

 

Testimonial 
"With the visibility of the blade, this guard is so easy and simple to use, I want them ... I'm tried of getting dirty."

Field Superintendent, Restoration Company, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

Testimonial 
"A well thought-out product."

Business Owner, Restoration Company, Chicago, IL

 

 

Testimonial 

Clean-Up Expense Reduced Dramatically
"Silica dust is attracted to glass windows like magnets - and the dust stays on the windows.  Do you know how much clean-up expense is?  Tens-of-thousands of dollars!

Using the Dust Director, our clean-up expense was reduced by $10,000 . . . minimal."

Owner, Tuck Point Restoration Company, Texas

 

 

How Effective is the Dust Director's Dust Control?

The Dust Director was once demonstrated at a BAC Union Meeting, Monroeville, PA --- Right next to their coffee & donuts . . . With complete dust containment.

Niosh Logo.NIOSH's Test Results
(Click Here)

Product Referrals
(Click Here)

 

 

 

 

Just the Guard - Pricing, Ordering.

 

Installs onto your Angle Grinder - - -

Bosch  ·  Fein  ·  Hilti  ·  Hitachi  ·  Makita  ·  Metabo  ·  Milwaukee

Dust Director Floor & Wall Chaser - "Pull" Cutting position for wall cutting & crack chasing.

Floor & Wall Cutting

The Number 1 Tool to use with your EPA RRP HEPA Vacuum for Wall Cutting, Crack Chasing, Joint Sealant Removal, etc.

Cutting vertical brick mortar joints.  Notice the dust being "directed" into the vacuum barrel.

Tuck Pointer

The Number 1 Dustless Tuck Pointing Guard for grinding brick mortar joints -

With complete visibility of the blade and where you are cutting.

Cover unsnaps to cut a wall's inside corner, locks into 3 fixed cutting positions or swivels on the angle grinder.

Extension Cover "Unsnapped"

For increased productivity, "unsnap" the Extension Cover when grinding into and out of a wall's inside corner or for fitting into tight areas.

With the Extension Cover "unsnapped" you do not lose any dust containment!  The Extension Cover is only there for safety.

 

 

Dust Director - with various collars to fit your angle grinders.Dust Director®
Purchase just the Dust Director to install on your angle grinders.

Product Made in the USA.Dust Director installed on a Metabo Angle Grinder.Cross Reference Chart
Match your angle angle to the correct Dust Director collar.

Each Dust Director is shipped with a specific collar to fit specific angle grinders.  Please select the appropriate Part Number.

Free Dust Director * Dust Director® Dust Director
Part Number
Dust Director / Angle Grinder
Dust Director Part Number -- Fits the following angle grinders.

$ Free *

$195.00
MET-W7N
  • Metabo Series:  W7, W9, W10, W12, W15, W17, model WQ1000

  • Hitachi G13SC2


$ Free *

$195.00
MET-W8N
  • Metabo Series:  W8, W11, W14

$ Free *

$195.00
MAK-9560N
  • Makita Series:  9560 Series
  • Makita Model GA4530, 9550, 9520, GA6020
  • Hilti Model DAG450-S

 


$ Free *

$195.00
MAK-9005B
  • Makita Model 9005B

 


$ Free *

$195.00
BOS-1700N
  • Bosch 1700 Series:  1700, 1701, 1710, 1775E
  • Bosch Models:  1347A, 1375A , B9150, PWS5-115
  • Milwaukee Models:  6146-30 & 6130-33

 


$ Free *

$195.00
BOS-1800N
  • Bosch 1800 Series:  1801, 1803, 1810, 1811, 1821
  • Bosch AG Series:  40, 50, 60

$ Free *

$195.00
HILTI-500N
  • Hilti Model DCG500S, DEG600P

$ Free *

$195.00
FEIN-WSG14N
  • Fein Series:  WSG & WSS 11 & 14

$ Free *

$195.00
MIL-6117N
  • Milwaukee Model 6117-33 Angle Grinder
Click on the Buy Now Buttons   to add or save your selections to the Shopping Cart.
From the Shopping Cart you are able to modify your selections and even remove them.

 

Dust Director - with various collars to fit your angle grinders. Free Dust Director - Receive a Free Dust Director to use on your angle grinder.
  
With purchase of any (20) Diamond Blades:

Dust Director - Diamond Blade Price List.

Dust Director® --- Diamond Blade Price List

To receive a Free Dust Director® proceed as follows:  

  • Select a Free Dust Director from above
  • Select any (20) Diamond Blades per each Dust Director selected
  • To select the diamond blades:  <Click here for Diamond Blade Page>.
  • Use best column pricing when selecting your blades.
How Good is the 20 Diamond Deal?
  • Our least expensive blade is item #DS-4508C:
    4-1/2" x .080 x 7/8" @
    $15.00 each

      <Click here to see this blade.>
  •  20 of the $15.00 blade = $300.00
  • $300.00 - $195.00 (price of a Dust Director) = $105.00
  • $105.00 / 20 Blades =  $5.25 per blade!
  • Plus . . . The Complete Order Ships Free.

 

---  DIAMOND BLADE SELECTIONS  ---
Black Turbo Segment.  Our best blade for hard material, even stone.
X-Hard Material Cutting
~ Extremely Fast & Smooth Cutting!
Turbo Segment Diamond Blades - Tall 15MM (1/2" +) Segment Height ~ General Purpose to Hard Material.
Turbo Segment - General Purpose Cutting
HD Segment Concrete / Longest Lasting Blades.

Straight old fashion diamond segments for longest life - Prices start @ $15.00 ~ "DS" Series

Green Wave Blades - Smooth, Fast Cutting - Long Life.

Green Wave  ~ Smooth, Cool Cutting & Long Lasting - A+ for General Mortar

Joint Sealant Cutter Blade, 4-1/2".

Joint Sealant Removal ~ Slices joint sealant from expansion joints without melting the sealant.

Sandwich & Solid Tuck Pointing Blades - Soft & Hard Mortar Removal.

Double & Triple-Cut Sandwich Blades

2-Bond Types for X-Hard to General Purpose Mortar

Solid Segment Tuck Pointing Blades.
1/4" to 1/2" Wide Solid Segment Blades
Crack Chasing "V" Blades & Joint Widening "Straight" Blades.
V-Groove Crack Chasing Blades - 1/4", 3/8" & 1/2" widths

 

 

Combo Kit - Discounted Angle Grinders & a Dust Director.

 

Dust Director installed onto the Makita 9564CV angle grinder.

Dust Director Combinations
Receive a discounted Fein or Makita angle grinder with a Dust Director®

Grinder Specifications & Features
Discounted Combination Price *

Combination Price

Makita 13.5 Amp, Variable 2800 - 10500 Rpm.Model 9564CV

13.0 Amp Cruise Control
Number 1 Angle Grinder - Highly Recommended

11-3/4" Length, 5.3 lbs, Variable Speed:  2800 to 10500 RPM

The 9564CV is our Number 1 selling angle grinder.  It has proven itself to long lasting durability compared to any other angle grinder.

Labor Cost.Click on the picture for an independent test report by a fellow tuck pointing company who thought productivity was suffering because of the angle grinders that they were using.

$ 165.00 *
 

 

$330.00   
Dust Director & Makita 9564CV Angle Grinder.
$ 170.00 *
 
$340.00   
Dust Director & Makita 9005B Angle Grinder.
9.0 Amp Makita Single Speed / High Performance Grinder.Model 9005B

9.5 Amp Comfortable & Small to Hold
Old School "No Electronics" Angle Grinder - Long Lasting

12-1/8" Length, 6.6 lbs., Single Speed 10500 RPM

· "No Electronics" Angle Grinder - Just like Grandpa' old fashion angle grinder  - - - Very, Very Long Lasting & Dependable
· Jobsite Proven for Over 20 Years
· Power to handle 6" blades plus Ergonomic Comfort & Lightweight

$ 130.00 *
 
$260.00   
Dust Director & Fein WSG7115 Angle Grinder.
Fein Compact Powerful 4-1/2" Angle Grinder.Model WSG7115

6.4 Amp Agile, Efficient, Reliable - High Quality.
FEIN Compact Angle Grinder packs the power and versatility of larger angle grinders in a lighter, more ergonomic design.

10-5/8" Length, 3.5 lbs, 12500 RPM

· Single speed 12,500 RPM
· Smaller grip size for better control and ease of operating when grinding for long periods of time
· Powerful 760 Watt Motor is designed for maximum speed and torque underload
· Dust protection on all the electronics with longer carbon brush service life
· Powerful and durable low amp draw motor removes up to 30% more material.  This no only provides for more efficient production but the faster work progress saves time and money.

 

Dust Director with a Discounted Angle Grinder. Discounted Combination Kits - Receive a Discounted Fein or Makita Angle Grinder with a Dust Director®.
With purchase of any (20) Diamond Blades:

Dust Director - Diamond Blade Price List.

Dust Director® --- Diamond Blade Price List

To receive the Discounted Combination Kit proceed as follows:  

  • Select a Discounted Combination Kit from above
  • Select any (20) Diamond Blades per each Combo Kit selected
  • To select the diamond blades:  <Click here for Diamond Blade Page>.
  • Use best column pricing when selecting your blades.
How Good is the 20 Diamond Deal?
  • Our least expensive blade is item #DS-4508C:
    4-1/2" x .080 x 7/8" @
    $15.00 each

      <Click here to see this blade.>
  •  20 of the $15.00 blade = $300.00
  • $300.00 - $171.00 (savings on the $330.00 Combo Kit) = $105.00
  • $129.00 / 20 Blades =  $6.45 per blade!
  • Plus . . . The Complete Order Ships Free.

 

---  DIAMOND BLADE SELECTIONS  ---
Black Turbo Segment.  Our best blade for hard material, even stone.
X-Hard Material Cutting
~ Extremely Fast & Smooth Cutting!
Turbo Segment Diamond Blades - Tall 15MM (1/2" +) Segment Height ~ General Purpose to Hard Material.
Turbo Segment - General Purpose Cutting
HD Segment Concrete / Longest Lasting Blades.

Straight old fashion diamond segments for longest life - Prices start @ $15.00 ~ "DS" Series

Green Wave Blades - Smooth, Fast Cutting - Long Life.

Green Wave  ~ Smooth, Cool Cutting & Long Lasting - A+ for General Mortar

Joint Sealant Cutter Blade, 4-1/2".

Joint Sealant Removal ~ Slices joint sealant from expansion joints without melting the sealant.

Sandwich & Solid Tuck Pointing Blades - Soft & Hard Mortar Removal.

Double & Triple-Cut Sandwich Blades

2-Bond Types for X-Hard to General Purpose Mortar

Solid Segment Tuck Pointing Blades.
1/4" to 1/2" Wide Solid Segment Blades
Crack Chasing "V" Blades & Joint Widening "Straight" Blades.
V-Groove Crack Chasing Blades - 1/4", 3/8" & 1/2" widths

 

 

 

Vacuum Packages - With purchase of a Dust Director® Guard (from above).

1, 2 & 3-Motor Dust Director® Vacuums with Non-Blinding AIRFlow HEPA Filtration:

  • Complete with everything you need for a complete dustless tuck pointing and cutting system.

  • Models include (20) Filter Collection Bags for Non-Stop Suction Power and Clean, No-Mess Handling and Disposal of Debris.

 

Extreme Filter Bags install into wet/dry vacuums with an inlet port - Tanks stay clean, cartridge filters stay clean - even after collecting 140 lbs. of dry concrete dust.AIRFlow HEPA FILTER SYSTEM:

  • Expect to grind brick mortar joints all day and everyday without caking the filters, without suction drop, without dirtying the HEPA cartridge filter.

  • All of the debris, whether it be dry powder, moist debris or hot mastics - everything goes into and is completely contained within the Clean Extreme Filter Collection Bags.

  • Expect to replace the HEPA cartridge filter maybe once a year.

 

Models - Dust Director Vacuums

Model Numbers DD1000 Watt - 9.0 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD1000

DD1200 Watt - 10.5 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD1200

DD1500 Watt - 12.5 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD1500

DD2000 Watt - 18.0 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD2000

DD2400 Watt - 19.5 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD2400

Tank Size 10 Gallon, Poly 12 Gallon, HD Poly 12 Gallon, HD Poly 24 Gallon, HD Poly 24 Gallon, HD Poly

Vacuum Size, Weight

12" x 27", 15 lbs.

14" x 29", 28 lbs.

14" x 29", 28 lbs.

19.5" x 17" x 38", 48 lbs.

19.5" x 17" x 38", 50 lbs.

Inlet Port Size
Hose & Cuff
2" Inlet Port.  2" x 12' lightweight and flexible hose with smooth bore interior.
2" ID Soft Vinyl Hose Cuff for attachment to the dust barrel on the Dust Director Guard.
Power 1-Motor, 2-Stage
1000 Watts, 9.0 Amps
1-Motor, 2-Stage
1200 Watts, 10.5 Amps
1-Motor, 3-Stage
1500 Watts, 12.5 Amps
2-Motor, 2-Stage
2000 Watts, 9.0 Amp x 2, 1000 Watts x 2
3-Motor, 1-Stage
2400 Watts, 6.5 Amps x 3, 800 Watts x 3
Airflow / Waterlift 130 CFM / 78" H20 140 CFM / 88" H20 140 CFM / 146" H20 260 CFM / 97" H20 270 CFM / 83" H20
Tank Collection Capacity * 30 lbs. 40 lbs. 40 lbs. 150 lbs. 150 lbs.

 

* In the Dust Director's working relationships with OSHA, NIOSH, The Center to Protect Workers Right (CPWR) and the Masonry Union (BAC), various studies have shown:

  • 80 lbs. of silica dust are created in 8 hours when grinding brick mortar joints (1/4" wide x 1/2" deep)

  • On soft mortar, 110 lbs. of silica dust is created.

With a Dust Director Vacuum, with the filter system maintaining optimum suction, your productivity is only limited to the size of the collection tank (i.e. the smaller the tank the more times you'll stop to empty it, but you'll never have to stop to clean the filter).  Ideally, you'd like to grind brick mortar joints for at least half the day before you have to empty the tank.

 

Individual

Model

Features

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Model

Comparisons

 

Model:  DD1000
1-Motor, 10 Gallon

$390.00 

Equipped with:  AIRFlow HEPA Filtration, 2" x 12' lightweight flexible hose, 2" ID hose cuff, (20) Clean Extreme Filter Bags.

15 to 20% greater suction power than any other "dust control" 1-Motor Vacuum on the market, including:  Bosch, Fein, Dewalt, Makita and Metabo.

How powerful is the suction performance of the DD1000?  Handles our 12" Dust Director Cut-Off Saw.

12" Dust Director Cut-Off Saw.  4-1/4" Depth-of-cut.  Lightweight - Easy to Handle - Complete Blade Visibility - No Dust.

 

Model:  DD1200
1-Motor, 12 Gallon

$590.00 

Equipped with:  AIRFlow HEPA Filtration, 2" x 12' lightweight flexible hose, 2" ID hose cuff, (20) Clean Extreme Filter Bags.

20% greater suction power than the DD1000.

Extremely Portable & Powerful.

Expect to grind 40 lbs. of silica dust (the dust will accumulate to the tank's inlet port with suction drop.)

40 lbs. of silica is roughly 4 hours of grinding brick mortar joints.

For power, sustained suction, portability, versatility and collection yield ~ the DD1200 may well be the best dust control 1-Motor Vacuum in the USA.

 

Model:  DD1500
1-Motor, 12 Gallon

$690.00 

Equipped with:  AIRFlow HEPA Filtration, 2" x 12' lightweight flexible hose, 2" ID hose cuff, (20) Clean Extreme Filter Bags.

Identical to the DD1200 Vacuum but with a more powerful 3-Stage Motor ~

Provides 2-Motor Suction in a Compact 1-Motor Vacuum.

Individual "on/off" switches for each motor.

Model:  DD2000
2-Motor, 24 Gallon

$1,390.00 

Equipped with:  AIRFlow HEPA Filtration, 2" x 12' lightweight flexible hose, 2" ID hose cuff, (20) Clean Extreme Filter Bags.

High Productivity Vacuum ~

2-Motors operate all day from 15 amp circuits.

With 2-Motor Suction Power Maintained + the collection capacity of the 24 gallon compact tank, you'll grind brick mortar joints for 2 days without having to empty the tank.

24 gallon tank size is A+ to use on scaffold.

2-Motor suction power allows you to keep the vacuum on the ground and grind brick mortar joints using 75' of hose.

Model:  DD2400
3-Motor, 24 Gallon

$2,200.00 

Complete Dust Control Y-Hose Splitter / 2-For 1 Dust Director Package.

Two (2) can grind brick mortar joints all day - from the same DD2400 vacuum - without having to clean the filter or to empty the vacuum.

Operate (2) Dust Directors from the DD2400 3-Motor Vacuum.

EQUIPPED AS FOLLOWS:

 · DD2400 Vacuum
 · Y-Hose Splitter
 · (2) 2" x 12' Lightweight, Flexible Hoses
 · (2) 9564CV 13 Amp Variable Speed Makita Angle Grinders
 · (2) Dust Directors
 · Washable HEPA Cartridge Filter
 · (20) Clean Extreme Filter Collection Bags.

 

 

 

OSHA Compliance Information

Comply with OHSA's Silica Dust, Lead Paint & PCB (asbestos) Standards

Collect dust & debris . . . at its point of creation . . .

Using a Dust Director is the only realistic way of keeping yourself and the job site safe, clean and healthy:  

Tuck Pointing - Not using the Dust Director®

Grinding brick mortar joints, without dust control.

Tuck Pointing - Using the Dust Director® ~ contains over 96% of the dust.

Grinding or cutting brick joints using the Dust Director.

Joint Sealant Cutter Blades:  4-1/2", 6", 7", 8", 9" & 12".Removing Asbestos (PCD) Joint Filler.  Use the Dust Director® and our Stellite Blades:  Over 96% containment efficiency plus extremely fast productivity without melting!

 

  • FACT:  The best way to contain silica dust is at its point of creation.

  • Avoid costly and inferior fan and exhaust systems

  • Lower your silica dust exposure rating

  • Improve employee working conditions with a healthier working environment --- Use the Dust Director . . .

 

 

OSHA's Silica Dust Exposure Law -
Effective Date:  23 June 2016, Compliance Date:  23 June 2017.

 

Are You In Compliance?  

 
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

OSHA's Silica Dust RuleThe Dust Director® has been used and has figured prominently in just about every silica dust control study since its inception in 2001.

This includes the Dust Director's acknowledgement in OSHA's Final Rule:  Requirement of dust control to keep workers from breathing silica dust - Effective 23 June 2016.

 

 

Dust Director, Bosch grinder and a Manometer.

The Dust Director® attached to a Bosch angle grinder and a manometer to monitor silica dust exposure.

 

Bosch grinder grinding brick mortar joints - without using the Dust Director.

Grinding brick mortar joints without using the Dust Director®.

 

Grinding brick mortar joints using the Dust Director.

Grinding brick mortar joints using the Dust Director®.

 

How about Your Vacuum?

Does your vacuum have enough CFM to handle your wheel's diameter?

OSHA's Silica Dust Exposure Law - Requires the following CFM Rating:  25 CFM or greater per inch of wheel diameter.  For example, a 5" blade needs 125 CFM (5" x 25 CFM).

 

Final Rule - CFM Requirements

To comply with OSHA's Silica Dust Exposure Law, one of your first steps is to select a vacuum or cyclone that has enough CFM to handle the diameter of the grinding or cutting wheel that you will be using.  Use the chart and information below to help you select the vacuum that will have enough CFM.

Wheel Diameter * Required CFM Dust Director® Models - CFM Rating
** Vacuum Model
- CFM Rating
** Cyclone Model
- CFM Rating
4.5" 112.5 DD1000 - 130

DD1200 - 140

CP1200 - 160

DD2000 - 260

DD2000S - 260

DD2400 - 318

DD3900 - 447

C2000S - 270

C2400SD - 315

C2400M - 315

C2400B - 315

C3900B - 340

5" 125
6" 150
7" 175
12" 300
14" 350
16" 400
 *  OSHA's Required CFM Rating:  25 CFM or greater per inch of wheel diameter.
 ** Small, Compact, Powerful 1-Motor Models (10 & 12 gallon tanks)  DD1000, DD1200, DD1500, CP1200
 ** 2 & 3-Motor Models with 24 Gallon Tanks DD2000, DD2400, DD3900 (240 volt)

C2000S, C2400SD, C2400M (Longo Pac)

 ** 2 & 3-Motor 55 Gallon Drum Models  C2400B, C3900B (240 volt)

 

 

 

Still Using a Standard Wet / Dry Vacuum as a Dust Extractor?

 

Shop Vac - 16 Gallon Tank with 2-1/2" x 6' Hose.

Shop Vac - $94.97

Ridgid Vacuum - with 2-1/2" x 6' Hose.

Ridgid - $99.00

Shop Vac - with 2-1/2" x 6' Hose.

Shop Vac - $116.97

 

Compare & Consider . . . Shop Vac and Rigid Vacuums have their place.  We all have one.
With OSHA's Final Rule:

You Will Get Fined Using a Non-Compliance Vacuum Cleaner.

 

 

KNOW THE RULE:

OSHA's Silica Dust RuleOSHA's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

Rule requires engineering controls (tools and equipment) to keep workers from breathing silica dust.

What is Respirable Silica Dust?  These tiny particles (known as "respirable" particles) can penetrate deep into workers' lungs and cause silicosis, an incurable and sometimes fatal lung disease.  Crystalline silica exposure puts workers at risk for developing lung cancer and other possible debilitating respiratory diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary and kidney disease.

How Much Respirable Silica Dust is Safe to Breath?  OSHA has issued their Final Rule to curb these respirable and kidney diseases in America's work force by limiting a worker's exposure to respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic over an 8-hour shift.

Packet of sugar - example of 53 micrograms.What Does 50 Micrograms of Respirable Silica Dust Look Like?  A good example may be one of those small paper packets of sugar or artificial sweeteners found in restaurants.

When used to demonstrate the dust concentration inside a building, the size of a football field (100 yards x 53 yards x 14' high).  The weight of one of those little packets is 53 micrograms, which is slightly over the PEL (permissible exposure limit) for Silica Dust of 50 micrograms.

Such a fine dispersing of dust at this concentration would essentially be invisibility.  It is also enough to put the workers at risk by contaminating the work area --- the size of a football field x 14' high.         

 

OSHA_Photo_1.jpg (848150 bytes)OSHA's Respirable Silica Dust Law - Effective:  23 June 2016.  Since 1999, the Dust Director® has been involved with various organizations aimed at improving the health and safety on construction sites.  On a meeting, dated 23 April 2014, the Dust Director® was invited to participate in a discussion about OSHA's upcoming Silia Dust Standard.  Besides the representatives from OSHA, the following organizations were also present:

  • NIOSH

  • CPWR (Center for Construction Research and Training)

  • Various university research scientists and professors

  • Health and environmentalist

  • Mike Kassman, National Safety Coordinator for the International Masonry Institute (IMI)

  • Jerry Scarano, Vice President of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers (BAC).

In past meetings, by the use of various air testing meters, NIOSH determined that the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of a worker being exposed to silica dust should not be greater than 93.4.  [On record, NIOSH tested the Dust Director® System (dust control guard and vacuum), and determined the complete system "provided the greatest reduction of capturing silica dust at 94% than any other vacuum and dust guard that was tested.]

Currently, to simplify the understanding and importance of containing silica dust exposure, OSHA and all parties involved, have adopted the buzz phase of "visible dust," as their measurement of whether silica exposure is being sufficiently contained for both the workers and public.

 

OSHA_Photo_6.jpg (988907 bytes)CASE STUDY:  Dust Left to Fly from a Skyscraper ~ An interesting case study was provided by a Detroit contractor who was tuck pointing at a high rise office building in downtown Detroit, 35 floors above the sidewalks.  A summarization of his findings on silica dust exposure is as follows:

  • Two workers were tuck pointing an office building, 35 floors up, without the use of dust control

  • The thinking was, to leave the silica fly and let it disburse into the sky . . . that it wouldn't harm anyone or anything

  • As the safety coordinator for the company, he monitored the air quality of his workers

  • His air quality readings were as follows:
    >  Employee "A" was working in air quality that measured 85 times over the NIOSH established PEL
    >  Employee "B", working downstream from employee "A", was receiving a concentrated dose of dust as his air quality measured 135 times over the PEL!

While this case study shows how "visible dust" may be seen, more importantly was the moral obligation we need to take for our construction workers, the public, and the environment.

 

Dust Emissions --- Does Your Vacuum Leak Dust?

Dust linkage, from a standard type wet/dry vacuum. Dust linkage (rear view) from a standard type wet/dry vacuum.

Check your vacuum!  With OSHA'S "No Visible Dust Law", is there a gasket beneath the motor head to seal the tank?

With the OSHA ruling You will get fined using a vacuum that leaks.

  • With a Dust Director® Vacuum, Like-New Suction is Every Time -
    Unlike other vacuum cleaners where the same cartridge filter is used again and again and again . . .

  • With a Dust Directo® Vacuum, the HEPA cartridge filter stays clean.
    While it may get dusted, it will never become caked
    ~ Guaranteed.

 

Poured in place urethane gasket, beneath the head of a Dust Director Vacuum.Urethane Motor Head Gasket.  Beneath the motor head of every Dust Director® Vacuum & Cyclone is a poured-in-place urethane gasket that is used to ensure a positive airtight seal between the motor head and its tank.  Commonly used shop vacuums and even higher priced vacuums will use foam or nothing at all.

The urethane gasket ensures against dust leakage into your work area and prevents even the slightest loss of vacuum which would naturally reduce suction power.  Many wonder how the suction of a Dust Director® Vacuum and Cyclone seems so much more powerful than other brands, one of the reasons is the urethane gasket.

Dust Director's Increase in Suction Power?  While a complete Dust Director System (vacuum and dust guard) have been successfully monitored by NIOSH to operate within the guidelines of their established PEL, a very important  feature in all of the Dust Director® Vacuums and Cyclones is the poured-in place urethane gasket.

While some vacuums use foam as a gasket, 90% of all vacuums use nothing!  This startling statistic includes vacuum's that cost well over $2000 dollars.  While the Rigid vacuum, for example, does not use any type of gasket (while leaking profusely), the consensus among morally conscience contractors is a Rigid vacuum is simply not designed to be used for silica dust containment.

 

 

Dust Director® vs. the Competition:

 

 
Bosch Vacuum.

Bosch

Fein Vacuum.

Fein

Hilti Vacuum.

Hilti

Ridgid Vacuum.

Rigid

On a visit to masonry tuck pointers in Chicago and Detroit, the suction power of the Dust Director® Vacuums was compared to the Bosch 3931 Airsweep, Hilti VC20 and Fein Turbo I vacuums.  Simply by placing our hand over the inlet port of  each vacuum, the following was the agreed upon results:

  • Dust Director® Model DD1000:  15% greater suction vs. Bosch & Fein, 25% greater suction vs. Hilti

  • Dust Director® Model DD1200:  Easily 20% greater suction than the DD1000

  • Both Dust Director® models where considerably lighter than Bosch, Fein and the Hilti vacuums.

 

 

 

 

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