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

"The absolute best tool for dustless tuck pointing, cutting, crack chasing - Provides complete blade visibility."

 

Dust Director™:  96% Dust Control Efficiency for your Angle Grinders - With Complete Visibility of the Diamond Blade.

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.

 

The Dust Director® has been used and has figured prominently in just about every dust control study since its inception in 2001.

 

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®.

 

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

Pricing, Ordering:

 

-  Dust Director at the World of Concrete -

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.

 

Comparison -  Dust Director compared to other dust guards.

Depth-of-Cut Capacity - Use up to a 6" blade with the Dust Director.  Benefits of using 6" blades:

  • 1-5/8" depth-of cut

  • Allows you to grind recessed mortar joints

  • Twice the blade life vs. a 4-1/2" or 5" blade

  • Cutting speeds are three times faster.

 

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

 

 

Dust Director 1-Motor Vacuums and Dust Guard Packages.Vacuum Packages:

  • Dust Director Vacuums - 1, 2 & 3-Motor with Non-Caking Filtration

  • Collection tanks fill completely - to the inlet port without suction drop

  • Collect volumes of dry or wet silica - at the same time without changing the filter and without suction drop.

3-Motor Dust Director Vacuum complete with Y-Splitter, hoses & cuffs.Specially equipped vacuum packages with purchase of a Dust Director® Guard.

 

Still Using a Standard Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner - as your Dust Control Vacuum?

 

 

Cutting Silica Stone - Without & With - using a 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 . . . Results so clean it looks like the blade isn't even moving. 

 

 

Comply with OHSA's Silica Dust, Lead Paint & PCB 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® ~ 96%+ Efficiency.

Tuck Pointing - Using the Dust Director.

 

  • 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 a Dust Director . . .

 

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - Testimonials - - - - - - - - - - - -


"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

 

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

6" Diamond Blade Capacity - Provides a 1-5/8" Depth-of-Cut
Even when installed on a 4-1/2" angle grinder, using a 6" blade provides the 1-5/8" Depth-of-Cut which come in handy when mortar joints are recessed . . .

Cutting horizontal brick mortar joints - With complete blade visibility.

 

 

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. Any Other Dust Control Guard

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Cut 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 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).

 

- Dust Director Depth-of-Cut Capacities -

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 the powder dust - chunks of debris are also broken-off.  The 2" wide barrel eliminates any large pieces of solids from becoming lodged inside the guard . . . helping to prevent productivity downtime.

 

 

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 

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.

Dust Director - with various collars to fit your angle grinders. Dust Director®
Individual Dust Directors 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
  • Makita Model GA4530, 9550, 9520
  • 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

$ 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 starts @ $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 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.
$ 169.00 *
 
$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

$ 40.00 *
 
$230.00   
Dust Director & Makita 9557NB Angle Grinder.
7.5 Amp Makita "Long Life" / High Performance Grinder.Model 9557NB

7.5 Amp Light Weight & Extremely Comfortable to Hold ~ "Feels good."
Long lasting, you'll only be replacing carbon brushes in this grinder.  NOTE:  ICS stocks carbon brushes for all of the Makita angles we sale.

10-5/8" Length, 4.5 lbs, 10000 RPM

· Single speed 10,000 RPM
· A+ Comport Size Power & Price
· Best Grinder in its Class for Power, Performance, Price & Durability
· Small 2-1/4"  circumference barrel for easy grip comfort
· Labyrinth Zig-Zag Varnish & Construction:  Seals & protect the motor, brushes & armature from dust for long tool life.

 

Dust Director with a Discounted Angle Grinder. Discounted Combination Kits - Receive a Discounted 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 - Specially equipped vacuum packages with purchase of a Dust Director® Guard.

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.

  • Includes (20) Filter Collection Bags for Non-Stop Suction Power and Clean, No-Mess Handling and Disposal of Debris.
    (When purchased separately, a Dust Director
    ® Vacuum is equipped with (3) filter bags.)

 

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.

 

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 140 CFM / 93" H20 150 CFM / 97" H20 140 CFM / 146" H20 265 CFM / 97" H20 315 CFM / 83" H20
Silica Dust Collection Capacity 30 lbs. 40 lbs. 40 lbs. 150 lbs. 150 lbs.

 

HELPFUL INFORMATION:  In the Dust Director's ongoing 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.

FACT:  The longer you're able to grind, the greater your productivity.  With a Dust Director® Vacuum, their powerful suction is only limited to the size of the vacuum's collection tank:  The larger the tank size, the longer you'll grind for greater productivity (i.e.  less stops to empty the tank --- you will never have to stop to clean the filter.)

 

Individual Model Features

Model Comparison

 

Model:  DD1000
1-Motor, 10 Gallon

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?  It easily 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

20% greater suction power than the DD1000.

Extremely Portable & Powerful.

Expect to 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

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

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

Y-SPLITTER:  2 can grind brick mortar joints all day without having to clean the filter or to empty the tank.

3-Motor Dust Director Vacuum complete with Y-Splitter, hoses & cuffs.

Same features as the 2-Motor Vacuum but with 3 motors on it requires a 20 amp circuit when using the 3rd motor.

Have a weak 20 amp breaker?  Only use two (2) motors and still be impressed ~ Guaranteed.

Incredible versatility and collection yields in a 120 volt vacuum.

Extremely Powerful, Impressive Suction in a "low amperage" 3-Motor Vacuum.

Vacuum Package Prices  

$390.00 

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

 

$590.00   

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

 

$690.00 

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

 

$1,390.00 

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

$1,590.00 

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

 

Y-Hose Splitter Package:

$1,690.00 

Complete with the above but with the Y-Hose Splitter & (2) 12' Hoses for using (2) Dust Directors (picture is shown with (2) Surface Dust Guards.)

 

 

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

 

 

Extremely Flexible & Lightweight Hose.Compare & Consider . . . Shop Vac and Ridgid Vacuums have their place.  We all have one.  But when your using these types of vacuums for concrete grinding, besides the quality of the motor and their constantly caking filter system, consider how their 2.5" x 6' hose reduces productivity -  -  -  -  -

 

Assortment of Vinyl Hose Cuffs.To compensate, you increase the cost of such a vacuum by making another purchasing for lighter and more flexible hose.  Such a hose is available at ICS Company (along with an assortment of soft vinyl hose cuffs) - see our Vacuum Accessories.

 

With the hose upgrade (not to mention the half-dozen replacement cartridge filters you'll also purchase), the cost of purchasing a Ridgid or Shop Vacuum increases.  And your still left using a vacuum that isn't designed to handle volumes of dry powder.

 

Also Consider . . . OSHA'S new "NO VISIBLE DUST LAW"!

Dust linkage (rear view) from a standard type wet/dry vacuum.Dust linkage, from a standard type wet/dry vacuum.Check Your Vacuum -  Is there a gasket beneath the motor head to seal the tank?  With OSHA’s new "No Visible Dust Law" you will get fined using a vacuum that leaks dust (see pictures, right).

All Dust Director® Vacuums prevent dust exhaust in two ways:

 

Poured in place urethane gasket, beneath the head of a Dust Director Vacuum.Each Dust Director® Vacuum has a poured-in-place urethane gasket beneath its motor head (picture, left).  The gasket provides three (3) important benefits:

1)  P
revents the extracted powders in the tank from leaking between the tank and motor head.

2) 
Creates an airtight containment seal

3)  The airtight seal is also what provides greater suction ratings (CFM and H2) than other vacuum cleaners.

FACT:  Dust Director® Vacuums have suction power that is noticeably greater than Bosch, Hilti and Fein (three brands of vacuums that we and fellow masonry restoration contractors compared.)

 

 

 

 

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