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 Slice or Scrape
but don't grind ~

Joint Sealant
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"Without Melting"

Carbide Drill Bits, Chisels, Scrapers Makita Power Tools
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Diamonds  >  Glitter Bits.


Diamond Glitter Bits - Router Bits


Dust Director's Dry Cutting Tuck Point Bit - Cutting out vertical brick joints.

Glitter Bits - Designed to do the detailed work . . .

Cleans up what a diamond blade can't . . .

Grinds hard concrete, mortar, even granite ~ buzzes through soft mortar.


Glitter Bits - A diamond blade can do so much . . .

Finishes the cut what a diamond blade can't . . .

Diamond Glitter Bits - Used in Die Grinders to cut hard mortar joints, concrete.Inside Wall Corners.
Completely removes the mortar from brick joints, including the horizontal & vertical inside corners on walls . . .

Crack Chasing.
For use on both concrete floors and brick walls.


Easily removes mortar from window and door brick returns . . . complete comfort and control of the bit to completely grind-out the mortar.Tight Areas.
Enables you to get into tight areas that diamond blades simply cannot . . .

Window and Door Brick Returns.
Complete cut-out the mortar joint without over-cutting into the window or door molding.



Designed specifically to cut-out vertical mortar joints.Vertical Mortar Joint Cut-Outs.
Completely removes mortar from around a brick . . . completes the 90° mortar cut-out.

Cuts Hard Materials.
Such as type-s (extra-hard) mortar.  Used similar as a wood router bit is used, but a Glitter Bit is angled to grind with its sides (not its tip).

Cuts Granite.
Rounds-off corners on Granite Counter Tops for sink bowl installations.



Glitter Bit Operating Instructions ~ .PDF Download
- How to use the Glitter Bits,  mortar removal (raking), single brick removal, why you need to extract the dust during brick removal;  product limitations, warranty information.
Learn more about the ICS Glitter Bits:

Glitter Bits, 3 Sizes:  1/8 x 3, 1/4 x 3.5", 1/4 x 4-5/8".Pricing & Ordering:  Click on the Glitter Bit picture for Glitter Bit pricing and ordering (3 sizes).





-  Glitter Bit Demo 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.


Variable speed die grinder & dust control attachment.

Tools / Dust Control - For use with the Glitter Bits, including the variable die grinder (a single speed die grinder cannot be used), and the dust control attachment.



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.

Specially equipped vacuum packages with purchase of a Glitter Bit Dust Controller.



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


Are You In Compliance?  


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

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



Dust Director, Bosch grinder and a Manometer.

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


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

Grinding brick mortar joints without using the Dust Director®.


Grinding brick mortar joints using the Dust Director.

Grinding brick mortar joints using the Dust Director®.


How about Your Vacuum?

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

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


Final Rule - CFM Requirements

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

Wheel Diameter * Required CFM Dust Director® Models - CFM Rating
** Vacuum Model
- CFM Rating
** Cyclone Model
- CFM Rating
4.5" 112.5 DD1000 - 140

DD1200 - 150

DD1500 - 140

CP1200 - 180

DD2000 - 265

DD2400 - 318

DD3900 - 447
C2000S - 270

C2400SD - 315

C2400M - 315

C2400B - 315

C3900B - 340

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

C2000S, C2400SD, C2400M (Longo Pac)

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


OSHA's Silica Dust Exposure Law.  Additional vacuum cleaner information & requirements.  OSHA's Final Rule Is NOW the Law.  Are you in compliance?Ridgid Vacuum.

Comparison.  Are you using a common wet/dry shop vac for dust control?




Glitter Bits - High Performance Diamond Router Bits

Diamond Router Bits.

Available in 3 Sizes:

  • 1/4 x 4-5/8"

  • 1/4 x 3-1/2"

  • 1/8 x 3"


Product Made in the USA.


Grinds Hard S-Mortar

. . . even Granite

Diamond router bits.  Grinds hard mortar, concrete, granite.  Finishes what a diamond blade can't.

Exceptional Bit Life

Finishes . . . what a diamond blade can't . . .



Glitter Bit Pricing with optional tool purchases.

Dust Control & Vacuum Combination Packages

Single Brick Removal
- From Hard S-Motor -

Within Minutes . . .
Finished Product:  Individual brick removal.  Cutting through hard "S" mortar - without any dust - and no overcuts into the adjacent mortar.

Without over cuts into existing bricks . . . 


Fits into tight, hard to get-to areas:

  • Inside wall corners

  • Completes the 90 degree cut-out around bricks

Dust Director's Dry Cutting Tuck Point Bit - Cutting out vertical brick joints.



Grinding Brick Mortar Joints with a diamond blade is fast - However . . .

Removing mortar or concrete from tight areas has always been a problem, until now . . . Glitter Bits - Used in Die Grinders to cut hard mortar joints, concrete, granite.


Problem Area SOLUTION
1.  Finishes the cut what a diamond blade can't - such as:  Mortar joints on window & door brick returns, irregular or recessed mortar joints on stone walls, and the vertical mortar joints on brick walls. 1/8 x 3" Glitter Bit

1/4 x 3-1/2" Glitter Bit

2.  Detail or intricate cut-outs of hard mortar or concrete on masonry walls, architectural columns, sculptures, inside fire places, etc.
3.  Completes the 90° mortar cut-out around a brick.

4-5/8" Glitter Bit with Brick Dust Controller - Cuts out individual bricks from hard s-mortar.4.  Single Brick Removal ~ From hard, S-Type Mortar.

5.  Toothing-out individual bricks for installing windows and doors.

1/4 x 4-5/8" Glitter Bit

Finished Product:  Individual brick removal.  Cutting through hard "S" mortar - without any dust - and no overcuts into the adjacent mortar.

Use the 4-5/8" Glitter Bit
and the Brick Dust Controller

- Individual brick removal within 6 minutes -

6.  Grout removal from ceramic tile, granite and marble panels.

Glitter Bit Tile Dust Controller.  Slides along the floor to grind grout joints.Glitter Bit Tile Dust Controller - with depth adjustment & 3 straight edges for straight-line guidance.

Powdered dust & debris are extracted into the window for total containment & complete cutting visibility.

Glitter Bits
1/8 x 3"

1/4 x 3-1/2"

With the Glitter Bit Tile Dust Controller




Cut Square, Cut Deep . . .
	Cut-Out Single Bricks - From Hard Type S-Mortar 

Within 6 Minutes & No Dust . . .

Finished Product:  Individual brick removal.  Cutting through hard "S" mortar - without any dust - and no overcuts into the adjacent mortar.Make 3 or 4 passes around the brick's perimeter, each time going 1" deeper.





~ Glitter Bits ~
Dust Director Diamond Tuck Pointing Router Bit - cuts hard mortar joints / concrete.
Diamond Router Bits


Cuts Hard Concrete, Type S-Mortar, even Granite:

  • Great for cleaning out mortar from hard to reach areas . . . Such as window & door brick returns and inside wall corners.

Designed to cut-out a brick wall's vertical mortar joints.

  • Grinds out a vertical brick mortar joint quickly . . . Without accidentally damaging or cutting into the adjacent bricks.

Complete control of the bit to quickly grind "hard" mortar.


Completely remove mortar from vertical brick joints . . . in seconds.


  • Provides a professional looking cut-out ~ NO over-cuts into the existing bricks. 


  • Fantastic for grinding recessed mortar joints . . . 

    Especially useful on stone wall projects.  With each stones irregular and the recessed mortar, Glitter Bits make the job easy to grind the mortar.

  • Glitter Bits get into those hard-to-reach areas . . .

  • Excellent for following irregular shapes (such as a stone wall) & grinding recessed mortar joints. 

  • Complete control of the Glitter Bit as you grind along side a glass window.

  • Excellent for Single Brick Cut-Out - see below . . .




Glitter Bit Characteristics
Durability . . . How tough are they?

Glitter Bits are used to round corners on granite counter tops - Even 1/ (1-1/8" thick).

Excellent for Concrete Crack Chasing


Tough, durable diamond bit grinds heavy aggregate . . . dust is kept on the grinding surface . . . it is not airborne.Designed specifically to cut hard Portland Type S-Mortar . . .

Cuts or routes-out cracks on concrete floors . . . Even on floors with exposed aggregate or high PSI concrete.

Excellent for concrete spall repair projects . . . Grinds concrete from hard to-get-to areas . . .


Clean, "v" shaped crack . . . routed with the Diamond Tuck Pointing Bit.Finished "V" shaped, concrete crack -

Using the Glitter Bit a concrete crack is routed-out for epoxy or joint sealant injection.

Without any airborne dust . . . Using the Glitter Bit's Brick Dust Director.


Dust Control . . . Creates Less Mess

The Diamond Tuck Pointing Bit creates at least a tenth of what a diamond blade on an angle grinder does.

More importantly, the dust doesn't shoot into the air . . . and the dust that is created stays relatively close to the surface, which significantly reduces your clean-up expense.

"Fantastic for detail or intricate cut-out work around terracotta panels"





- Directions for Use -

"Finishes the job what a diamond blade can't . . ."

  1. Specifically designed to grind Concrete & Hard "S-Type" Mortar.

  2. Smooth Cutting . . . Excessive force is NOT required nor recommended.  A die grinder operating between 8000 and 15000 RPM's provides the cutting speed you need . . . Especially on hard materials.

  3. Glitter Bits are for use in variable speed Die Grinders, operating between 8,000 and 15,000 Rpm.

    As Glitter Bits wear, it is possible that the metal shank will vibrate.  With the variable speed feature in the die grinder, being able to quickly lower the die grinder's RPM speed will improve the Glitter Bit's cutting performance and life.

  4. Creates a tenth the dust - compared to an angle grinder & diamond blade.  The dust that is created stays with a 3' square area (even without using a vacuum).  The dust simply doesn't go airborne, as it does when using an angle grinder and diamond blade.

  5. DIRECTIONS for USE.  When grinding brick mortar joints, start by positioning the Glitter parallel to the wall.

    - Angle the tip of the Glitter Bit into the joint on a 30° angle & proceed to grind this way, using a raking motion.

    - Always maintain a 30° to 45° angle as you continue to rake the bit across the mortar.

    - Try not to use the very tip of the Glitter Bit, doing so will wear the diamonds from the tip prematurely.  Diamond crystals need speed for life.  The outside perimeter has the correct surface speed necessary for long Glitter Bit life, whereas its tip is only spinning at 300 RPM.

    - Never push on a Glitter Bit.  Let the bit and the die grinder's 8000 to 15,000 RPMs do the grinding.  Applying excess force on a Glitter Bit will cause the shank to bend or even snap.



"The bit scares me!  It is just too simple to use - any one can use it . . . You don't need to have any tuck pointing training or skill level do use this tool.

You have complete control of the bit . . . total and precise control when grinding next to a window . . ."


Cutting out a single brick:
"Now you got something - - Superb!  Absolutely the perfect tool for spot brick replacement.  The vacuum attachment was the key."

Ed Frieze - Apprentice & Safety Coordinator
Brick Layers & Allied Craftworkers, BAC Local 9
Pittsburgh, PA  412 - 825 - 0923


Please feel free to call Ed with any questions on how well the 4-5/8" Glitter Bit works for cutting-out individual bricks (see below).


Glitter Bit Dust Controllers
Dust Control for using the diamond Glitter Bits

Attaches to the neck of a Makita Die Grinder for dust-free concrete & masonry grinding

Complete bit visibility still maintained . . .

Brick Dust Controller provides complete Glitter Bit visiblity while effectively containing the dust.Glitter Bit - Brick Dust Controller.  A 1-1/2" diameter vacuum hose is held loosely but securely in place by the dust controller attachment.  Dust is effectively captured as you move the Glitter Bit around the brick's perimeter.  Additionally, the dust controller lets you easily move the vacuum hose in-and-out of the controller to quickly adjust the hose to the dust extraction.

Our updated model (not shown) includes the "squares edges (3)" of the Tile Dust Controller (shown below).  Likewise, on updated Brick Dust Controller handles both brick and straight line cut dust control applications (the Tile Dust Controller is discontinued).


Glitter Bit Tile Dust Controller.  Slides along the floor to grind grout joints.


Glitter Bit - Tile Dust Controller - Discontinued.  Replaced by upgraded Brick Dust Controller, which now handles both Brick & Grout Removal "Dust Control" Applications.

Using the dust controller, the 1-1/2" diameter vacuum hose is held securely in place by the dust controller.  As dust is drawn into the dust controller by the vacuum, the square edges (3, which are now included on the Brick Dust Controller) are used for straight-line grout removal or to steadying the Glitter Bit as it grinds.




Special Application:  Cutting-Out a Single Brick

Individual Brick Removal  /  Brick Replacement

6 Minutes per Brick for Complete Removal
This includes cutting through hard "S-Type" mortar & over 3/16" V-Ties
(masonry anchor) without breaking the bit.

Glitter Bit Life - Description.
Glitter Bits are specifically designed for durability while grinding hard materials type-s mortar, granite and concrete with heavy aggregate.

Single Brick Cut-Out Procedure

1.  For use with variable speed die grinders, operating at less than 15,000 Rpm.

2.  A vacuum must be used for this application *.

(Click on .pdf to download the 1 page instruction manual)


Start your brick cut-out by angling the 4-5/8" Glitter into the mortar joint, as opposed to drilling straight into the mortar.1.  Start your cut into a brick's mortar joint by positioning the 4-5/8" Glitter parallel to the horizontal mortar joint.  Angle the tip of the Glitter Bit into the joint on a 30° angle & proceed to grind this way, both horizontally & vertically - around the brick, to obtain a 1" depth.


Make 3 or 4 passes around the brick's perimeter, each time going 1" deeper.


2.  Maintaining a 30° to 45° angle as you continue to "work the bit" - using a combination of holding the bit on the angle and rotating it in-and-out of the mortar joint.  Do not grind perpendicular to the wall.  Doing so will wear the tip of the bit prematurely.  Diamond crystals need speed for life.  The grinding speed for Glitter Bits is obtain on the perimeter of the bit.  Whereas the very tip of a Glitter Bit is only spinning at 300 RPM.



Cutting the vertical brick joint . . . Notice:  No Dust.3.  Repeat steps (1) and (2) above three or four times around the brick's perimeter, going 1" deep per pass, to successfully and quickly grind the mortar until the brick is free.

4.  Remember to grind with the side of the bit and not use the tip of the Glitter Bit.  Never push on the bit ~ let the bit and the die grinder's 8000 to 15,000 RPMs do the grinding.  Applying excess force on the Glitter Bit's 1/4" shank will bend the heat treated drill rod and cause injury should the Glitter Bit snap.



After every pass of the Glitter Bit, stop your cutting and just use the vacuum to remove the dust that lays in the joint.5.  Vacuum excess dust from the brick joint.

  • Periodically, stop your grinding

  • Remove the vacuum hose from the Brick Dust Controller

  • Using just the vacuum hose, go around the brick's perimeter
    to vacuum the dust that remains deep inside the brick joint.

  • By not removing the dust deep inside the joint, cutting speed
    is reduced (you'll just be pulverizing the existing dust).


Mortar joint completely cut around the brick.  Brick's removal is easy.Finished Product:  Individual brick removal.  Cutting through hard "S" mortar - without any dust - and no overcuts into the adjacent mortar.

6.  After the Glitter Bit has completely cut through the mortar joint and the dust is removed, lightly tap on the face of the brick to remove the brick.




"I personally cut out over 300 bricks with a single bit.  Though it was very soft mortar, there was some hard mortar and within two minutes we had the brick out."

Masonry Restoration Contractor, St. Louis, MO


How effective is the Glitter Bit at Cutting-Out an Individual Brick?

Call the man who witnessed the whole procedure and called it, "Superb".

"Ed Frieze" with the BAC Local #9
Apprentice & Safety Coordinator, Brick Layers & Allied Craftworkers
Pittsburgh, PA   Ph:  412 . 825 . 0923



"A very useful tool to have in your tool box . . ."

"I like it . . . and just look at the diamonds glitter . . .

I've never seen diamonds on a blade exposed or glitter like this . . . and they glitter even more as the bit wears!

The exposed diamonds are what cuts . . . I like this."

Project Foreman, Masonry Restoration Company, Pittsburgh, PA



 Glitter Bit Pricing.Glitter Bit Pricing

IMPORTANT:  Glitter Bits are only for use in variable speed die grinders.  The safe RPM range for Glitter Bits is between 8,000 and 15,000 RPM.  As the Glitter Bits wear, they'll naturally become uneven which will cause the die grinder to vibrate.

The variable speed feature on the die grinder enables you to quickly lower the die grinder's RPM speed for continued smooth operation, safety, and longer life of the Glitter Bits.


Diamond Tuck Pointing Router Bit.

Product Made in the USA.

Item No. Size Price Qty
GB14550 1/4" X 4-5/8" $ 117.00


GB14350 1/4" x 3.5" $ 85.00  
GB18275 1/8" x 3" $ 80.00  



"I cut over 2000 feet of vertical brick joints using the 3-1/2" Glitter Bit.  And it still has life . . .

I also used the same bit with a flooring chisel to removal at least twelve (12) brick that were broken.

I know a lot of masons from the Maryland area will be contacting you . . . we are all impressed."

Masonry Restoration Company, Frederickburg, MD


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Or see the next selection below:  Tools - Used with the Glitter Bits.




Glitter Bits Accessories

- Variable Speed Die Grinder & Dust Controllers -

PRODUCT Makita Variable Speed Die Grinder with long neck - Used with the Glitter Bits & the Dust Controller. Glitter Bit Dust Controller for Brick.

Dust Controller accepts a 1-1/2" diameter hose, includes vinyl hose cuff.


Name Makita Die Grinder Brick & Tile Dust Controller
Model GDO800C GB-BDC
Price $ 239.00
$ 119.00
Amp 6.6 · Simple attachment to the Makita GD0800C Die Grinder
Provides easy insertion & removal of the vinyl hose cuff - securely holds a 1-1/2" diameter hose
· Vinyl hose cuff included with the Dust Controller to simplify handling and maneuvering of the vacuum hose plus
Required when using the 4-5/8" Glitter Bit ~ for removing individual bricks
Complete with 3 straight edges

Why make a mess and deal with the clean-up?  The Glitter Bit Brick Dust Controller is a simple attachment that is extremely easy to use and provides complete maneuverability of the vacuum hose - recommended for use with all Glitter Bits and applications.

The Dust Controller is required when using the 4-5/8" Glitter to remove the dust from deep inside the brick joint - Its use seriously increases grinding speed, productivity and Glitter Bit life when the dust is removed from deep inside the brick joint.

Product Made in the USA.


Length 14-5/8""
Weight 3.5 lbs
RPM Speed 7,000 - 28,000


· For use with all Glitter Bits
Accepts the Glitter Bit Dust Controllers
· Electronic speed control maintains the grinder's speed under load
Slender double-neck aluminum housing for easy handling and for reaching into tight areas
· Variable Speed Dial, sets and controls the die grinder's RPM speed to the correct rating of a Glitter Bit




Vacuum Packages - With purchase of a Glitter Bit Dust Controller.

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 grinding system.

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


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

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

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

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


Models - Dust Director Vacuums

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

Model:  DD1000

DD1200 Watt - 10.5 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD1200

DD1500 Watt - 12.5 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD1500

DD2000 Watt - 18.0 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD2000

DD2400 Watt - 19.5 Amp with AIRFlow HEPA Filtration.

Model:  DD2400

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

Vacuum Size, Weight

12" x 27", 15 lbs.

14" x 29", 28 lbs.

14" x 29", 28 lbs.

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

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

Inlet Port Size
Hose & Cuff
2" Inlet Port.  2" x 12' lightweight and flexible hose with smooth bore interior.
2" ID Soft Vinyl Hose Cuff for attachment to the dust barrel on the Dust Director Guard.
Power 1-Motor, 2-Stage
1000 Watts, 9.0 Amps
1-Motor, 2-Stage
1200 Watts, 10.5 Amps
1-Motor, 3-Stage
1500 Watts, 12.5 Amps
2-Motor, 2-Stage
2000 Watts, 9.0 Amp x 2, 1000 Watts x 2
3-Motor, 1-Stage
2400 Watts, 6.5 Amps x 3, 800 Watts x 3
Airflow / Waterlift 140 CFM / 93" H20 150 CFM / 97" H20 140 CFM / 146" H20 265 CFM / 97" H20 315 CFM / 83" H20
Tank Collection Capacity * 30 lbs. 40 lbs. 40 lbs. 150 lbs. 150 lbs.


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

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

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

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









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

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

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


Model:  DD1500
1-Motor, 12 Gallon

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.

Same features as the 2-Motor Vacuum but with 3 motors you'll need a 20 amp circuit.

Incredible versatility and collection yields in a 120 volt vacuum.

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







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



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



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



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



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



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


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

Shop Vac - $94.97

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

Ridgid - $99.00

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

Shop Vac - $116.97


Compare & Consider . . . Shop Vac and Rigid Vacuums have their place.  We all have one.
With OSHA's Final Rule:  You Will Get Fined Using a Non-Compliance Dust Extractor.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


  • CPWR (Center for Construction Research and Training)

  • Various university research scientists and professors

  • Health and environmentalist

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Dust Emissions --- Does Your Vacuum Leak Dust?

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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



Dust Director® vs. the Competition:


Bosch Vacuum.


Fein Vacuum.


Hilti Vacuum.


Ridgid Vacuum.


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

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

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

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




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