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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.

Made In the USA Product Made in the USA.

Learn more about the ICS Dust Director®:

Pricing & Ordering.  Purchase the Dust Director® to use on your angle grinders or as a combination with a discounted angle grinder.

-  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.

 

Recommended Vacuums:  To use with the Dust Director (1, 2 & 3-Motor Models, all with Non-Clogging AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.)

Powerful 1500 Watt, 12 Gallon HD Poly Tank - 1 Motor.Compact, Portable 2-Motor, 24 gallon Poly Tank.  Lets your tuck point mortar joints all day without having to clean filters or empty the tank.

 

 

Masonry Cutting With & Without Using a Dust Director®

Concrete cutting without using the Dust Director.

Dust Director® - Confirms to ANSI & OHSA Standard B7.1 for compliance to OSHA's proposed Silica Dust Regulation 78 Federal Regulation 56274

Concrete cutting using a Dust Director.

 

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 twenty (20) diamond blades.

 

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.

 

 

Dust Director's design - Based on simplicity:

  • From installing it on the angle grinder

  • To  adjusting while its on the grinder

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

 

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

If you have questions about the develop and research on the Dust Director feel free to call them, specifically the Pittsburgh, PA office, phone:  412.825.0923

Ask for, Mr. Kurt Keller - Safety Coordinator

 

Dust Director vs. Other Dust Control Guards

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

  • 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"

 

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.

 

Cover unsnaps to cut a wall's inside corner ~ Further enhancing productivity "on the wall".

 

 

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 Blade 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)

 

 

Pricing & Ordering - Dust Director.

 

Dust Director® - Individually Priced, to install onto your angle grinder.
Tuck Pointer - Specific for crack chasing & wall cut-out projects.

Product Made in the USA.Cross Reference Chart
Match your angle angle to the correct collar on the Dust Director

Each Dust Director is shipped with a specific collar to fit your angle grinders.

Extension Cover "unsnaps" to cut a wall's inside corner.
Dust Director
Price
Dust Director
Part Number
Dust Director / Angle Grinder
Cross Reference Chart

$195.00
MET-W7N
  • Metabo Models W7, WQ1000
  • Hitachi G13SC2

$195.00
MET-W8N Metabo Models W8, 9, 11, 14

$195.00
MAK-9560N
  • Makita 9560 series
  • Makita Model GA4530

$195.00
MAK-9550N
  • Makita Models 9550 and 9520 series
  • Hilti Model DAG450-S

$195.00
MAK-9005B Makita Model 9005B

$195.00
BOS-1700N
  • Bosch 1700 series
  • Bosch Models 1347A and 1375A 
  • Milwaukee Models 6146-30 & 6130-33

$195.00
BOS-1800N Bosch 1800 series

$195.00
HILTI-500N Hilti Model DCG500S

$195.00
FEIN-WSG14N Fein WSG & WSS 11 & 14 series

$195.00
MIL-6117N Milwaukee 6117-33 Angle Grinder

Free Dust Director® - Diamond Blade Package.  Your above Dust Director® is Free, with a purchase of 20 Diamond Blades (any type, size, mix or match).
Black Turbo Segment.  Our best blade for hard material, even stone.

 

Free Dust Director / Diamond Blade Program

To receive your "above" Dust Director selection(s) Free:

  1. Enter the Quantity of Dust Directors you purchased from above: 

  2. Select

  3. Go To  Diamond Menu  to select any 20 Diamond Blades per Dust Director (any blade type, size, mix or match.)

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

 

 

 

Purchase your above selection(s) and click the Buy Now button to add or save your item(s) to the Shopping Cart.

From the Shopping Cart you are able to:

  • Modify your selections
  • Return to the web site for additional viewing and purchasing
  • Choose a Payment Type and Check-Out
  • Two Payment Types are available:
    • Credit Card - ICS accepts Master Card, Visa, Discover
    • "Request Contact" - ICS will call you.  You may prefer to provide your payment information over the phone or you may want to discuss your application and you would like additional product information.
After you Check-Out from the Shopping Cart, you will receive an Order Confirmation for your review.

 

Extension Cover "unsnaps" to cut a wall's inside corner.Combination Packages:  Dust Director with a Discounted Angle Grinder.
Makita Angle Grinders 7.5 Amp Makita "Long Life" / High Performance Grinder. 9.0 Amp Makita Single Speed / High Performance Grinder. Makita 13.5 Amp, Variable 2800 - 10500 Rpm.
Model 9557NB 9005B 9564CV
Amp 7.5 9.0 13.0
Cruise Control
SJS Angle Grinder
- History of providing long lasting durability -
Length 10-5/8" 12-1/8" 11-3/4"
Weight 4.5 lbs 6.6 lbs 5.3 lbs
Grinder Features

· 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

· Single speed 10,500 RPM

· Jobsite Proven for Over 20 Years - - - Very, Very Long Lasting Angle Grinder

· Power to handle 6" blades plus Ergonomic Comfort & Lightweight

· Variable speed 2800 to 10500 RPM
· Professional grade - The Dust Director's #1 Angle Grinder:  One dust guard, one angle grinder to handle 4", 4.5", 5" and 6" blades.
· Will outperform and outlast Bosch, DeWalt, Fein, Milwaukee and Metabo:  "We know because we sold them all."  ~ Inventor of the Dust Director
· Includes Labyrinth Zig-Zag Varnish System that seals and protects the motor from dust and debris contamination.

Combination Price
Dust Director with a Makita Angle Grinder

$ 240.00
 
$310.00
 
$ 330.00
 

 

$200.00 Deduction - From your above Combination Package.  Receive a $200.00 Deduction from your above selection (Dust Director & Angle Grinder) with a purchase of 20 Diamond Blades (any type, size, mix or match).
Turbo Segment Diamond Blades - Tall 15MM (1/2" +) Segment Height ~ General Purpose to Hard Material.

 

$200.00 Combination Package Deduction
- Diamond Blade Program -

To receive your $200.00 Deduction from your "above" selection:

  1. Enter the Quantity of Dust Director/Angle Grinder Combo's you purchased from above: 

  2. Select

  3. Go To  Diamond Menu  to select any 20 Diamond Blades per Dust Director (any blade type, size, mix or match.)  Plus Free Shipping.

Solid Segment Tuck Pointing Blades.

Segment Diamond Blades - Tall 15MM (1/2" +) Segment Height ~ General Purpose / Long Life.You Do The Math -  The Dust Director's least expensive quality blade is our 4-1/2" x .080 Segment Blade (#DS-4508C, right)  @ $18.00 each:

 

 

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