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Dust Control Products

Makita Power Tools:  Gas, Electric, Cordless ~ Dust Control Drilling & Demolition Attachments + Free Grinder Packages.

Carbide Drill Bits, Chisels. Scrapers

Dust Director® Vacuums
Dry Silica Dust Extraction
Slurry / Wet Extraction

Accessories - Replacement Filters, Motors, Hoses & Cuffs, Nozzle Kits, etc. 

Explosion Proof VACUUMS

Slurry DeWatering

Wet Extraction, Containment, Filtration, Disposal

Slurry Press / Separation, Filtration Machines

Super Absorbent Polymers

Blades, Cup Wheels, Polishing, Cleaning, Coatings Removal

Abrasives, Wire Wheels

Sealant Removal
 Slice or Scrape
but don't grind ~

Joint Sealant
Surface Coatings Removal
Without Melting ~


Dust Control Floor Machines
Grinding, Cleaning, Sealant Removal, Joint Widening, Crack Chasing, Scarifying, Polishing


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:

  • Individual.  Dust Directors to use on your angle grinder.
  • Combination Kits.  Dust Director with an angle grinder
  • Free.  Dust Directors are free with a purchase of a mix of (20) diamond blades (blades start @ $15.00).


Dust Director 1 & 3-Motor Vacuums.Vacuum Combination Packages
1 and 3-Motor Dust Director Vacuums - Discounted with purchase of a Dust Director.

How to Increase Productivity 33% using a Dust Director Vacuum.

Still using a standard wet/dry vacuum?  As a Dust Control Vacuum?


Vacuum Accessories - Free Filter Replacement Bags, Cartridge Filters, Hoses, Hose Cuffs, etc.



-  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 of a Dust Director guard to other types of Dust Guards


Dust Director's Depth-of-Cut Capacity - Use 4" to 6" blades with the Dust Director.



Grinder Test Results
Labor Cost.
Labor Cost?  What is the best angle grinder for productivity & durability?  Click here for Test Results.



Silica Cutting - Without & With - 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




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®

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.   



  • 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


  • 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.



"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




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



"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



"A well thought-out product."

Business Owner, Restoration Company, Chicago, IL




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 Directors.



Diamond Package - Your Best Value:  Receive the Dust Director Free with a purchase of any mix and any size of (20) diamonds plus receive Free Shipping:

  • Green Wave Blades - Smooth, Fast Cutting - Long Life.1st, select a Free Dust Director (see Free Column below)

  • 2nd, go to the Diamond Blade Menu (or click on any of the diamond pictures) to select your (20) diamonds (you can mix and match blades).

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

Stellite - Joint Sealant Removal ~ Slices joint sealant material from expansion joints without melting the sealant ~ Including Hard or Medium Viscosities.

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 - Chews through mortar and concrete
~ A+ performance & life - Prices start @ $16.00 
HD Segment Concrete / Longest Lasting Blades.

Straight old fashion diamond segments for longest life - Prices starts @ $15.00

Solid Segment Tuck Pointing Blades.
Speed-Kut 1/4" Solid Segment Blades
Sandwich & Solid Tuck Pointing Blades - Soft & Hard Mortar Removal.
Double & Triple-Cut Sandwich Blades

Solid 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" widths

Crack Chasing "V" Blades & Joint Widening "Straight" Blades.
V-Groove Crack Chasing Blades - 1/4", 3/8" & 1/2" widths



Individual & Free Dust Directors

Select a Dust Director 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.  Please select the appropriate Part Number.

Extension Cover "unsnaps" to cut a wall's inside corner.
Individually Priced
Dust Director

Free Dust Director Column - with purchase of any 20 diamonds.

Dust Director
Part Number

Dust Director / Angle Grinder
Cross Reference Chart - Part Number fits the following angle grinders.


$ Free
  • Metabo Series:  W7, W9, W10, W12, W15, W17, model WQ1000
  • Hitachi G13SC2


$ Free
  • Metabo Series:  W8, W11, W14


$ Free
  • Makita Series:  9560
  • Makita Model GA4530


$ Free
  • Makita Model 9550 - For this Dust Director model see the Combination Kit below of a Free Dust Director & Makita 7.5 Amp 9557NB angle grinder.
  • Makita Series:  9520
  • Hilti Model DAG450-S


$ Free
Makita Model 9005B


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


$ Free
Bosch 1800 Series:  1801, 1803, 1810, 1811, 1821

Bosch AG Series:  40, 50, 60


$ Free
Hilti Model DCG500S


$ Free
Fein Series:  WSG & WSS 11 & 14


$ Free
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.


Discounted "Dust Director" Vacuums w/ Purchase of a Dust Director "guard".How about the vacuum?  With a Dust Director Vacuum you can expect to collect a minimum of 30 lbs. of silica dust without incurring the slightest amount of suction drop or dirtying the cartridge filter.

The DD1000 (left) 10 Gallon 1-Motor Vacuum is priced @ $390.00.  When you purchase a Dust Director guard, the vacuum is discounted to $280.00.  HD, Industrial Quality:  USA Designed and Made motor, non-clogging AIRFlow HEPA Filtration, 2" Inlet Port, 12' hose, hose cuff for attaching to the Dust Director guards, optional accessories including a 25' hoses.

To review the vacuums, see below.




Dust Director Combination Kits.

Dust Director with Angle Grinder

Two purchasing options:

  • Receive the Dust Director with a discounted price on the angle grinder - 1st row:  Combo Price

  • Or, receive the Dust Director Free Dust Director plus a discounted (or Free) Angle Grinder with purchase of (20) diamond blades. 

Combination Kits

3 Makita angle grinders are offered with the Dust Director.  Angle Grinders are Discounted.

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
Number 1 Angle Grinder - Highly Recommended
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
· The 9564CV is our Number 1 selling angle grinder - for installation onto the Dust Director or by itself ~ providing long lasting durability compared to any other angle grinder.

Labor Cost.Tested - Click on the picture for an independent test report:  A tuck pointing contractor thought productivity was suffering because of the angle grinders they were buying.

Click here for the contractor's test results.


Combo Price - Dust Director & Angle Grinder:

$ 199.00
$ 330.00
$ 330.00

 * Free Dust Director + Discounted Angle Grinder:

Free Combo:  $ 0.00
$ 159.00
$ 159.00

 *  Select your Free Dust Director & Discounted (or Free) Angle Grinder (above).  Then:

  • Go to the  Diamond Blade Menu < or Click Here >    to select your (20) Diamond Blades

  • Select any size or type of blade, mix / match, use best column blade pricing

  • The complete 20 Diamond Blade / Combo Kit Order Ships Free.


Discounted Dust Director Vacuums -

1 & 3-Motor Dust Director Vacuums

- Vacuums are discounted with purchase of a Dust Director Guard (from above) -

1-Motor Models (3) 3-Motor Model
DD1000 Watt - 9.0 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD1000
10 Gallon, 1000 Watts, 8.5 Amps

DD1200 Watt - 10.5 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD1200
12 Gallon, 1200 Watts, 10.0 Amps

DD1500 Watt - 12.5 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD1500
12 Gallon, 1500 Watts, 12.5 Amps

DD2400 3-Motor W/D Vacuum.  24 gallon HD poly tank.  19.5 net Amps.  150 lbs. dry silica dust collection capacity.  Complete with Y-Hose Port Assembly.

Model:  DD2400
24 Gallon, 3- Motor, 2400 Watts, 6.5 Amps per Motor - Operators 2 Dust Directors.


Dust Director® Models:  Every Dust Director® Vacuum is backed by our commitment of long-lasting performance and industry-leading features:  Maintained Suction Performance, Long Operating Times without Suction Drop or Motors Heating, Versatility, and a Compact, Portable Design -- With the power and capabilities you want to handle the toughest and dustiest of jobs.


1-Motor Models (3)
Non-Stop Suction plus the tanks fill completely!
3-Motor Model

There are many benefits to using the DD2400 3-Motor Vacuum:  Operates (2) Dust Directors, you can keep the vacuum on the ground while working 75' overhead, two can tuck point all day without having to empty the tank.

Vacuum Features

Accessories - Free Filter Replacement Bags, Cartridge Filters, Hoses, Hose Cuffs, etc.


12" Dust Director Cut-Off Saw.  4-1/4" Depth-of-cut.  Lightweight - Easy to Handle - Complete Blade Visibility - No Dust.1-Motor Vacuums - (3) Models.  The main difference being the 1-Motor Vacuums is the motors - each has a higher wattage for greater suction.

Additionally, the larger the collection tank, the greater or longer operating times before the tank needs to be emptied.  Another way of looking at collection yields is productivity time:  The larger the collection tank, the longer you'll be able to work without having to stop to empty the tank.

DD1000 Vacuum - 10 Gallon.  Expect to collect 30 lbs. of silica dust (dust will accumulate to the tank's inlet port without suction drop) for roughly 3 hours of tucking pointing before the tank will have to be emptied.  How powerful is the DD1000's suction?  It easily handles our 12" Dust Director Saw (above, right).

DD1200 Vacuum - 12 Gallon.  For concrete dust dust extraction, power, filtration and collection yield (holds 40 lbs. of silica dust without suction drop), the DD1200 may well be the best dust control vacuum on the market.


Dust Director® Vacuums

1-Motor Models

DD1000 Watt - 9.0 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD1000
10 Gallon, 1000 Watts, 8.5 Amps

DD1200 Watt - 10.5 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD1200
12 Gallon, 1200 Watts, 10.0 Amps

DD1500 Watt - 12.5 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD1500
12 Gallon, 1500 Watts, 12.5 Amps

Airflow / Waterlift

140 CFM / 93" H20

150 CFM / 97" H20

140 CFM / 146" H20

Silica Dust Collection Capacity 30 lbs. 40 lbs. 40 lbs.

Model Comparison

DD1000 provides 15% to 20% greater suction than any other "dust control" 1-Motor Vacuum on the market, including:  Bosch, Fein, Dewalt, Makita and Metabo Vacuums.

DD1200 provides 20% greater suction than the DD1000. DD1500 ~ 2-Motor Suction Power in a Compact 1-Motor Vacuum.

1-Motor Vacuum Packages ~ Discounted Vacuum Price with a Dust Director purchase.

Vacuum Combination Price

Discounted Dust Director 1-Motor Vacuums with a Dust Director Guard purchase.

Dust Director - with various collars to fit your angle grinders.



Regular Vacuum Price:  $390.00

DD1000 Vacuum & a Dust Director.



Regular Vacuum Price:  $590.00

DD1200 Vacuum & a Dust Director.



Regular Vacuum Price:  $690.00

DD1500 Vacuum & a Dust Director.

Discounted Vacuum Prices:

Discount Vacuum Price:


(28% Savings)


Discount Vacuum Price:


(26% Savings)

Discount Vacuum Price:


(16% Savings)



3-Motor Vacuum Pacakges - (2) Combination Packages

3-Motor Model, #DD2400 - Information:  Dust Director DD2400, 120 Volt 3-Motor, 315 CFM Vacuum.Incredible Versatility & Productivity in a compact 24 gallon 3-Motor, 110 volt Vacuum.

Features / Performance:

  • Operate (2) dustless grinders with a Y-splitter and grind brick mortar joints all day without having to clean the filters or to empty the tank.

  • Size of the vacuum is A+ for use on scaffold

  • Or, keep the vacuum on the ground and grind brick mortar joints by using 75' of hose.

  • Incredible Versatility and Collection Yields in a 120 Volt Vacuum.

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

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

  • Tank size provides A+ Portability & Maneuverability ~ Especially on scaffold


  • 120 Volt, 800 Watts per Motor (x 3), 6.5 Amp per Motor (x 3)

  • 315 CFM, 83" H20, 24 gallon HD Compact Poly Tank, 140 lb. dust collection yield

  • Size:  18" x 21" x 36", Weight:  48 lbs., 3 individual "on/off" motor switches

  • 2" Inlet Port, 2" x 12' lightweight flexible hose, 2" ID soft vinyl hose cuff (slides over the barrel of the Dust Director)

  • AIRFlow HEPA Filtration, includes HEPA Cartridge Filter, (3) Clean Extreme Filter Collection Bags.

Model Price:  #DD2400 - $1,590.00


Combination Packages (2)


Combo #1:  #DD2400-Y  2-for-1 Package  Y-Hose Splitter Package.  Operates (2) Dust Directors from a DD2400.  Enables you to grind brick mortar joints all day without having to clean filters or to empty the tank.

Package Price:  (2) variable speed 13 amp grinders AND Dust Directors.$2,190.00       

Combo #1 Package includes:

  • DD2400 Dust Director 3-Motor Vacuum, 24 gallon tank with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration

  • (2) 2" x 12' hoses, Y-Splitter

  • (1) 9564CV Variable Speed 13.0 Amp Makita Grinder with Dust Director

  • Free 9564CV Variable Speed 13.0 Amp Makita Grinder with Dust Director.


Combo #2:  #DD2400-YD  2-for-1 Diamond Package  Same as the above Combo #1 Package but with (20) Free Clean Extreme Filter Bags & Free Shipping.  Requires a purchase of (20) Diamond Blades.

Package Price:  $2,190.00    

To select this package, purchase the package then select your (20) diamond blades by going to the Diamond Blade Menu < or Clicking Here >.

  • Select any size or type of diamond blade, mix / match, use best column blade pricing

  • The complete order ships Free.




Would you like to increase productivity 33% while dustless grinding?

Who you like to further improve vacuum performance?

Is the mortar soft?  And causing the collection tank to fill too fast?



Power Stations - Maybe the most important wet/dry vacuum accessory in the industry!

PS-300 Power Station, for use with any 1, 2 or 3-Motor Dust Director VacuumsA Power Station is simply an cylinder or an extension tank that you insert between the collection tank and motor head.  Installed, collection yields, productivity and suction performance all improve 33%!


Bottom third of the Motor Heads and the HEPA Cartridge Filter consume 33% space in the collection tanks.After using a Dust Director® Vacuum and seeing for themselves how powerful their suction is maintained, customers often say that the collection tank fills so fast (even as they realize that the dust has completed filled the tank - to its inlet port and without suction drop.)

To collect an additional 33% more dust - in the same filter collection bag - you'll not only increase productivity but you'll reduce filter bag consumption by 33%!

For these improvements, a Power Station (an open cylinder) is simply placed between the collection tank and the motor head.  Installed, the HEPA cartridge filter and 1/3 of the motor head will now be OUT of the tank.

With more room in the collection tank, the filter collection bag not only is able to fill an additional 33% (10 more pounds of silica dust), but with more room for expansion the filter surface area of the filter bag increases to further ensure that suction power and longer operating times are maintained.

Bonus:  With the HEPA cartridge filter operating in its own protected airspace and with more room for the filter bag to fill and expand, airflow improves considerably.  With maintained airflow, the motor(s) operate easier and more efficiently, they do not overheat, and they last considerably longer;  this includes carbon brush wear.



Power Stations, for use with a 1 or 3-Motor Dust Director Vacuum.PS-300 Power Station for the Dust Director 1-Motor Vacuums:  $140.00   

PS-400 Power Station for the Dust Director 3-Motor Vacuum:  $190.00   




Additional Vacuum Information & Features:


Included with each Dust Director® Vacuum are the following:  Heavy-Duty Polyethylene Collection Tank, 2" Inlet Port with 12' Smooth Bore Interior Hose (improves airflow vs. a ribbed interior hose), 2" ID Smooth Vinyl Hose Cuff (connects to 2" ID dust ports), 1 Years Parts and Labor Warranty on the Motor Head.


With AIRFlow HEPA Filtration you can expect to collect volumes of Silica Dust without the filter caking, which causes suction drop. 

AIRFlow HEPA Filtration -

Using the right filter media, the vacuum's powerful suction is maintained without having to use Electronics, Solenoids (an electronic switch), or Electrical Circuit Boards.

"Its not the vacuum, its the filter . . ."
Any vacuum - of any type, quality or price - is worthless without the right filter.

If you like electronics and you want to spend a lot of money on an electronically controlled vacuum cleaner, then a Dust Director® Vacuum is not for you.

But if you want:

  • 100% of the motor(s) power to be dedicated to suction, and not shared with electronics that shake and pulse the filters

  • To be able to simply replace an industrial grade motor, on/off switch, or wire nut - should the vacuum ever not start.  As opposed to removing the cover and seeing a bunch of electronic components and circuit boards . . .

  • To look across a floor and NOT see batches of fine layers of dust (due to suction loss because the electronic "pulse" self-cleaning filter activated itself)

  • Simplicity.  Durability.  Powerful Suction.  And a Filter System that Keeps Up to You ~

Then a Dust Director® Vacuum is for You.


The AIRFlow Filter System includes a HEPA Efficiency Pleated Cartridge Filter and your choice to use the Clean Extreme Filter Collection Bags or the Self-Cleaning Flutter Filter.



With a Clean Extreme Filter Bag installed you can expect to collect large volumes of silica dust - to the tank's inlet port - without incurring suction drop or without the filter bag tearing or accidentally bursting inside the tank.

Increase Productivity - How many times are you stopping production to clean or maintain the vacuum's filter or having to empty the tank all too often?  With a Clean Extreme Filter Bag installed, suction power stops when dust begins to exit through the tank's inlet port.  Are you grinding concrete for one hour straight and you happen to notice suction drop?  Simply turn off the vacuum and suction power will resume 120% ~ Guaranteed.

Are you grinding dry and now the wall or floor is wet?  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.No problem ~ Clean Extreme Filter Bags work even better when the surface is damp!

Besides maintaining suction, collecting large volumes, and being able to pickup dry powder, moist debris, sharp objects and HOT MASTICS - all at the same time - when you go to remove the filter bag you'll notice that the inside of the tank is clean, the outside of the bag is clean and your vacuum's cartridge filter is still brand new looking.




ACCESSORIES - A complete assortment of accessories are available for a Dust Director Vacuum.


Filter Collection Bags:  Clean Extreme Self-Cleaning Filter Collection Bag.

Installs onto the inlet port inside a tank with its 2-1/2" collar.Clean/Extreme Filter Collection Bag.  HD, cloth filter bag installs into any W/D vacuum, maintains suction performance, collect dry, wet, sharp debris.3 bags are included with each Dust Director Vacuum.  

"The absolute best vacuum clean filter system."  Features, Specifications:

  • HD synthetic filter collection bag collects dry and moist debris - even at the same time

  • Filtration Efficiency Rating:  96.25% @ 0.3 Microns

  • Vacuum all types of dry powders, including silica, drywall, flour, fireplace ash, ink toner, moist &  mastic debris, etc.

  • Self-Cleaning bag will not cake, blind or clog even when vacuuming the finest of powders

  • Simultaneously go from dry to moist collection without changing the bag

  • Each bags will collect volumes of ultra fine power - without suction drop or without bursting or tearing like a paper bag ~ even while being removed for disposal.

  • Keep the filter bag installed in the tank until it is completely full:
    - HD synthetic material will not burst inside the tank like a paper bag
    - It will not tear when being removed or while being handled during disposal

  • Each bag will hold 40 lbs. of silica dust:  Outside of the filter bag stays clean, the tank stays clean, the HEPA cartridge filter stays clean

  • To add another 10 lbs. of silica dust into the same bag, add a Power Station (#PS-300)

  • With a Clean Extreme Filter Bag installed All of the Debris Stays Contained and Everything Stays Clean & Operating Efficiently.


Click on the Accessory for information, pricing, ordering.

Clean Extreme Filter Collection Bags

Clean/Extreme Filter Collection Bag.  HD, cloth filter bag installs into any W/D vacuum, maintains suction performance, collect dry, wet, sharp debris.

Replacement Bags are Free

Hoses, Cuffs, Adaptors

Assorted Vacuum Hoses.

Hoses & assortment of Hose Cuffs.

Nozzle Kits

Nozzles, Hoses, Hose  Cuffs, 30" Floor Sweeps, etc.

Cartridge Filters

HEPA & Non-Certified Cartridge Filters, Filter Bags, etc.

When using the Clean Extreme Filter Bags, you should only have to replace a cartridge filter maybe once a year.

Flutter Filter

Flutter Filter - Constantly shakes and knocks itself about without using electronics.



Flutter Filter.  Drop-in Self-Cleaning Filter - used instead of the Clean Extreme Filter Bags.  Uses the turbulence inside the collection tank to flutter and shake without using electronics.  Constantly in motion, dry powders are kept from blinding the filter's surface and causing suction drop.



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.

Creates an airtight containment seal

3)  The airtight seal also create greater suction ratings (CFM and H2) than other vacuums whose wattage, amperage, CFM and Waterlift may actually exceed that of a Dust Director® Vacuum.

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





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