Best Dust Extractor – Head-To-Head

Best Dust Extractor

Construction is a messy business and dust is one of the biggest evils in our industry. Not only can dust be destructive to personal property but is dangerous to our health. Recent OSHA regulations have highlighted how dangerous dust can be and how important it is to capture dust on the jobsite. In our latest Head-to-Head tool testing we evaluated eight of the industries top Dust Collectors in the 8 to 12 gallon capacity size. The lineup includes dust extractors from: Bosch, DEWALT, Fein, Festool, Hilti, Makita, Metabo and Milwaukee. Read on to find out who makes the Best Dust Extractors!

Dust Extractor Lineup

The eight dust extractors used in this Head-to-Head evaluation are listed below. A link to each is included with specific manufacturer specifications.

Dust Extractor Testing / Evaluation

For the Dust Extractor Head-to-Head we evaluated the tools in the following categories:

  • Air Volume (CFM) Test – Tests the Air Flow volume of the unit in Cubic Feet per Minute. This test was conducted twice, once with a clean set of filters/fleece bag and once with the dirty filters/fleece bag.
  • Suction (Water Column) Test – This provides a relative measure of the motors suction power. We also tested suction with a meter to compare the results to the water column test. This test was conducted twice, once with a clean set of filters/fleece bag and once with the dirty filters/fleece bag.
  • Airwatts – Calculated standard measurement used in the vacuum industry. Best indicator of the overall relative power and efficiency of the units because it takes into consideration both the water column and the CFM factors. Airwatts was calculated for both the clean and dirty filters/fleece bag.
  • Noise – Decibel measurements including the average and maximum value under high load.
  • Cost – Current costs available online.
  • Ergonomics and Features – We ranked each vacuum in categories including: Canister handles, wheels, locking caster feature, accessory attachment, hose attachment to vac, ease of controls, auto-clean switch, power broker switch, maneuverability, hose storage, cord storage, cord length, hose features, ease of filter change, mess changing filters without fleece bag, compactness, and weight.

All of these tests and evaluations were performed by our Tool Box Buzz Team of contractors. Each of the guys on the team is a contractor, a PRO, a guy that actually uses tools every day to make a living. We know you have lots of places to get this sort of evaluation of tools, but we think ours are the best based on our vast construction experience.

Using Fleece Bags as Primary Filter

For the air volume, suction, and airwatts measurements and calculations, testing was done with clean dust extractors as an “out of the box” baseline. Each dust extractor was equipped with a filter(s) and a fleece bag (without a bag the filters would clog very fast, and we always recommend using fleece bags on the jobsite).

In the second round of testing each dust extractor was used to suck up 20 lbs of drywall compound powder before performing all the measurements and calculations. This helps show the potential performance in a real application. Certainly the results could vary depending on the application, but we felt this was a great way to show before and after performance.

As stated above, we used fleece bags in all of the dust extractors as the primary filter to prevent premature clogging of the pleated filters. Using fleece bags increases the life of the pleated filters (they cost far more than the fleece bags), increases the life of the motor, and makes cleanup easier and safer for users.

Fleece filter bags drastically reduce your EXPOSURE to the vacuum contents – such as silica or lead paint. The use of fleece filter bags is a best-practice methodology, and this was validated by all but one of the vacuum manufacturers that we interviewed for this article. You can learn more about this topic in the following article: using fleece bags in dust extractors.

Dust Extractors – Testing Measurements

One of the key reasons to develop a Head-to-Head test of dust extractors is to objectively measure the relative differences in performance. Tool Box Buzz carefully researched how to best derive these measurements. Our goal was to create a series of measurements that accurately depicted the unit performance.

Our research led us to an industry standard of Airwatt as the objective criteria for overall unit performance, as this unit of measurement is dependent on both pure suction power (measured by inches of water column) and air flow (measured by cubic feet per minute – CFM).

An Airwatt or air watt is a measurement unit of the effectiveness of vacuum devices which relates the relationship between the airflow produced, the suction and the amount of power (watts) a vacuum cleaner produces and uses. The formula we used to compute airwattage was calculated using the  ASTM International Standard ASTM F558 – 13.  The formula for this ASTM standard is: P = 0.117354 x (F) x  (S).

’P’ is the measured and derived power in airwatts,’F’ is the rate of air flow in cubic feet per minute (denoted in cu ft/min or CFM) and ‘S’ is the suction capacity expressed as a pressure in units of inches of water column. The constant in the equation (0.117354) makes the calculated result, over a wide range, come out to where one airwatt is roughly equal to one electrical watt. Our testing methods enabled us to calculate the Airwatt or ‘P’ for each dust collector.

We needed two test jigs built  – one to produce inches of water column (S) and one to give us airflow CFM (F).

Air Volume Measurements

CFM Jig

To accurately measure the air volume (flow) through the dust collectors, TBB used a commercial Dwyer hot-wire anemometer. This measuring device has a probe in the air stream that has two openings. In one opening, there is a temperature sensor. In the other opening is a very small wire that is heated up by a power source in the anemometer. As the air flows over the heated wire and cools the wire, additional power is supplied to keep the wire at a constant temperature. The additional power needed is directly correlated to the air flow over the wire. TBB constructed a jig to hold the anemometer probe in the center of the airflow to consistently test units. A close up view of the front of the CFM test rig follows:

TBB took CFM measurements after each unit had run for one and one half minutes. This 90 second run time allowed the anemometer to reach a steady state and allowed the anemometer to calculate and record the average readings for CFM over that timescale. The nearby decibel meter had a stopwatch feature that was consistently used to time the 90-second period for both the CFM and sound level readings. Also, each vacuum was on full power, and if available, had the auto-clean feature turned on.

It’s important to note that our CFM measurements will be consistently lower than the manufacturers published data. All but Makita test their CFM at the bare motor inlet. Makita tests theirs at the end of the supplied hose. Our tests were conducted at the opening of the canister with a fleece bag and standard filter attached.. Our testing was done consistently for each unit and provides a more realistic measurement during actual use.

It’s also important to realize that most manufacturers are focusing on CFM as a direct result of the OSHA regulations for silica exposure. Table 1 sets CFM limits for applications like grinding wheels. For a hand held grinder it requires 25 CFM per inch diameter of the grinding wheel. So if you want to use a 6″ grinding wheel, you’ll need a dust extractor that’s capable of producing 150 CFM at a minimum. The tool owner or operator must use the manufactures’ certified data in determining compliance with OSHA for selection of grinding wheel size or any other such determinations. TBB data cannot be used for any compliance determinations.


Suction Measurements

Water Column Jig

To measure static power (suction) we used both an industrial gauge that registered up to 200 inches of water column, and a water column test. The water column test is a much more visual representation of suction so it’s a great way to show the relative suction of the dust collectors. We also used the gauge to calibrate the water column jig that TBB built. The Water Column Jig had a clear 2” PVC water column that visually indicated the suction power of the test units using colored water and a measurement scale. TBB marked the maximum water column reading on to the PVC column with tape that indicated the unit name and test type. The units were tested with the manufacturers’ supplied hoses for each unit and the hose was coupled to the Water Column with airtight rubber compression fittings.

TBB also used the industrial gauge to measure the test units’ suction to create a second set of readings to ensure a good correlation between results of the Water Column and the industrial gauge. Also, each vacuum was on full power, and if available, had the auto-clean feature turned on.


Dust Collector Noise Measurements

For each dust collector we also measured the noise in decibels. During the CFM test, we placed a decibel meter in the same exact location (we placed tape on the floor so the supporting tripod was in the same location) for each vacuum and measured the average and maximum decibel level. Measurements were recorded both when the vacuums were clean, and when they were dirty with drywall compound (under extreme motor performance, the sound levels are higher).

Dust Extractor Head-to-Head Results

Measured Air Flow (Volume) Results

Below are the results from our air flow tests. The measured air flow in CFM is shown for both the clean and dirty dust extractors after sucking up 20 lbs of drywall compound. For the clean condition the top three included:

  1. Hilti 172.2 CFM
  2. Festool 159.5 CFM
  3. DEWALT 153.4 CFM

In the second test with a dirty fleece bag and filter, the top three were:

  1. Makita 134.2 CFM
  2. Festool 129.7 CFM
  3. Hilti 111.7 CFM

What’s quite glaring in the results is the drastic drop by DEWALT from third place to last place in eighth.

Measured Suction (Water Column) Results

Below are the results of the suction (water column) tests. The measured suction (water column in inches) is shown for both the clean and dirty dust extractors after sucking up 20 lbs of drywall compound. For the baseline clean dust extractors the top three included:

  1. Hilti 97.8 inches
  2. Festool 96.3 inches
  3. Makita 93.4 inches

After sucking up the drywall compound the top three remained the same with:

  1. Hilti 99.4 inches
  2. Festool 97.5 inches
  3. Makita 91.5 inches

Interestingly enough both Hilti and Festool recorded slightly higher suction values in the dirty configuration. Statistically there really isn’t much difference between their first and second test however. DEWALT struggled in this test and was significantly lower than the rest of the field.

Airwatts – Results

Below are the results of the airwatt calculations. The top three in the clean condition were:

  1. Hilti 1,986
  2. Festool 1,801
  3. Makita 1,653

The results after sucking up 20 lbs of drywall compound were:

  1. Festool 1,483
  2. Makita 1,440
  3. Hilti 1,302

Again we see DEWALT drastically fall off and this is due to it’s struggle in the suction testing above. Both Bosch and Milwaukee dropped about 40% from clean to dirty which is also something to consider when evaluating this data.

Noise Results

Below are the results from our decibel measurements.  We recorded the average sound level along with the maximum values. As you can see below the top three quietest were:

  1. Makita 76.3 db (83.3 db max)
  2. Milwaukee 79.8 db (84.0 db max)
  3. Metabo 80.6 db (89.4 db max)

While the results might look really close, differences in decibel levels are logarithmic, so levels of 90 are actually MUCH higher than levels of 80, essentially 10 times louder. Noise is a serious hazard in construction so any tool that offers lower sound signatures are important for hearing protection.

Dust Extractor Costs

Cost is always a factor in determining what tool to buy. Below is a chart showing current pricing (at the time of this publication) for each of the dust extractors that we tested. Both DEWALT and Makita ring in at the lowest cost of $529 which is almost half the cost of the highest priced Hilti at $949. It’s worth pointing out that the total cost may be a bit deceiving, especially with companies like Hilti and Festool that offer robust warranties. Hilti offers a 20 year limited warranty and a 2 year wear and tear warranty and Festool offers full coverage for 3 years, both are significantly longer than any of the other tool manufacturers.  While we’re not going to dig into the details of the warranties here, it should be looked at when considering to the total cost of ownership.

Ergonomic / Feature Results

Ergonomics are critically important when considering new tools. For this evaluation we included a long list of features in our ergonomic evaluation. Our team of contractors rated each feature from 1 to 3 for each dust extractor with 1 being the best score and 3 being the lowest score. The average score across each category was used to rank the dust extractors with the top three being:

  1. Fein with an average score of 1.24
  2. Milwaukee with an average score of 1.53
  3. Bosch, Hilti and Metabo tying for third with an average score of 1.71

Overall Winner – Best Dust Extractor – HILTI VC 150-10 XE

The toughest part of these Tool Box Buzz Head-to-Head evaluations is coming up with an overall winner. The TBB team has been working hard to develop a good ranking system. The current ranking system assigns a number from 1 being the winner of a category up to the total number of entries. Each category is added up and the tool with the lowest overall score is the winner. Below is a table with all the results from each category. As usual, the top three tools were extremely close and rightfully so as they are excellent dust extractors.

First Place – Hilti

Coming in first place, and what we consider to be the BEST dust extractor on the market today is the Hilti VC 150-10 XE. While it may be the most expensive dust extractor to buy, it offers excellent power and it comes with an excellent warranty that is tough to beat in the industry. The Hilti 20-2-1 warranty is a 20 year limited manufacturers warranty, a 2 year unconditional warranty  covers anything including cutting the cord and other non-manufacturer related items, and a 1 day in Hilti’s regional repair shop with pre-paid shipping labels, all of which is really awesome!

Second Place – Makita

Coming in a very close second place was the Makita VC4710. Tied for the least expensive dust extractor we tested, this is an extreme value for contractors on a tight budget. It held its own with Hilti and Festool in the performance testing we did and its also the quietest extractor. There’s no doubt this is a top notch dust extractor with a price that’s tough to ignore.

This extractor was also the quietest one which can be an important safety issue for everyone to consider.

Third Place – Festool

In third place was the Festool 584014. Festool has been a leader in dust control for years so its no surprise to see them at the top of the list. Also priced on the higher side compared to other models we tested, it too offers an exceptional warranty that will keep you working worry free for the first three years. This dust extractor was very consistent in the performance testing boasting the best airwatt measurement in the dirty filter testing.

Final Thoughts – Dust Extractors

Recent OSHA regulations are changing the way we work. OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica rule, which affects 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, as well as general industry operations such as brick manufacturing, foundries and hydraulic fracturing.

We hope this Head-to-Head tool testing we developed clears up some confusion on which Dust Extractor is best suited for your construction applications.

Dust Extractor – Head-2-Head Video

About the author

Todd Fratzel

Todd Fratzel is the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and the President of Front Steps Media, LLC, a web based media company focused on the Home Improvement and Construction Industry.He is also the Principal Engineer for United Construction Corp., located in Newport, NH. In his capacity at United he oversees the Residential and Commercial Building Division along with all Design-Build projects.He is also the editor of Home Construction & Improvement.

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44 Comments

  1. Can you add a Flex s47 to the tests ?

  2. Kindur

    Three points: 1- The clean filter numbers are almost pointless. The machines will be run dirty 90% of the time. Outside of the top three the drop offs are so severe there functionality are compromised.

    2- For every 3 decibels noise levels double. So the second place milwaukee is twice as loud as the makita.

    3- Biggest disappointment has to be the Fein. They basically created this category and to test so poorly with a new model is unfortunate.

    Bonus- The tippy Makita can be a pain in the backside. Add 10/20 lbs of flat weights in the bottom of the canister (using fleece bags) to stabilize it. Not an option if lugging around the job but works if being used at a sanding/cutting station.

    1. Todd Fratzel

      We updated the sound section, thanks for the feedback.

      1. Aaron Olsen

        Great test! Lots of info here that would require to much time to gather for the average contractor, so greatly appreciated all the work you guys put into this. One mention of the sound section again. Decibels are logarithmic so for every 10db difference it is perceived as twice the volume. 90db is twice as loud as 80db.

        1. Todd Fratzel

          Thanks….we updated the sound section.

        2. To be clear – there is a difference between loudness and actual sound energy. Energy doubles every 3 dB – so twice as much damage will occur to your inner ear at 88 as will occur at 85 dB. Loudness has a psychological component – and something has to be 10 dB louder to sound twice as loud – but that is 10 times more damaging not two!

      2. These test are very well done. The only thing is you left the best vacuum by far in this market off the test. Do some research on Pulse Bac. thank you. Jon

        1. We will Jon – thanks. We’d love to look at your product, just reach out.

        2. graymoment

          When promoting your product in a comment, you should always write a disclaimer that you work for or have an interest in the company. It this case, you’re the account manager of the company you just claimed to be the best, as stated on your LinkedIn profile.

    2. j a

      Perceived loudness doubles every 10db. 3db refers to something else (measured power level.)

    3. Pulse Bac is self cleaning. Performance does not drop off like these in the test.

  3. Fantastic information in an entertaining way! The blog gives so much insight into the subject matter that it does not only become quite easy to understand the concept but to implement it as well.

  4. EJ

    For me Makita is the clear winner. Festool might be expensive but they also hold value better than any other brands.

  5. Mark Histed

    Hi guys … Super .. Super impressed with the tests conducted and the detail you went into
    My only comment would be that there was no measure of actual input power… I assume you just used the name plate rating on the device
    You get full marks

    Cheers

    1. Todd Fratzel

      Mark – Each extractor was plugged into the same power sources at each test. Is that what you’re referring to?

  6. Jim S

    Great info, thanks. An observation.

    Under the cost section you briefly mention the warranty, which is good, but no where in the review was the cost of filter bags and HEPA filter discussed and what the average cost per year might be if you could determine a frequency for how often the extractor would need to be emptied.

    1. Todd Fratzel

      Jim – We struggled with that, as everyone uses these vacs differently. We did write (and link) to another article on using fleece bags, and how costs come into play. These vacs are pricey, so the cost of ownership is definitely important, it’s just a bit outside the scope of what we cover in these Head-to-Head articles. Thanks for the input though 🙂

  7. acidjack

    Todd Fratzel, thank you for this post. Its very inspiring.

  8. My compliments on the testing of dust extractors.It was thorough, easy to understand and measured those parameters that are important to us users. I learned a lot.
    Thank you
    Haim Loran

  9. David Utterback

    Thanks for this informative test although it comes too late for the Fein I just purchased. One question related to the pics of the anemometer. The probe tip appears to be oriented differently in the two pics. Did you ensure that it was always oriented as shown in the lower photo? Also, at what distance from the vacuum was the noise level determined?

    1. Todd Fratzel

      The probe is in the identical place in both pictures.
      The upper picture was taken at a time when the protective sleeve pulled down over the probe elements. We pulled down the protective air-tight sleeve to zero out the meter every time We changed the units to ensure that it calibrated to an absolute zero airflow.

      The sound meter was 24 inches away from the units.

  10. Ed Chessor

    My favorite dust extractor is the Dustcontrol DC2900a for power, light weight, easy removal of collected dust, filter life and likely motor life. This is a quiet unit, certainly compared to my other shopvac. The downside is initial price, about twice that of the Hilti. For even more dust storage capacity, and comparable performance in other areas, consider an Ermator dust extractor. The downside to the Ermator is weight, 65 pounds compared to 31 for the Dustcontrol.

  11. Miguel Velazco

    when you tested all the dust collectors did you use the same size diameter hose on all of them ?

    1. Todd Fratzel

      We used the manufacturers supplied hose on all of them.

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  13. I have a thought for the scoring system, you mentioned being open to changing. This is a little complex but would, in my opinion, give really accurate score total.
    So I would first go threw the categories being tested & give a 1-100 level of importance to total score, This does add a confusion factor though. Then add up each category turn the test results into percentage based off of closest number easily usable.
    For instance:
    *Air Volume (CFM) Test (80% out of 100%) 0-200 scale, because max tested is under 200. Divide cfm by 2 to create score(Creating %)…
    Example. Hilti-86.1% clean; 55.85% dirty. This is just giving a % of 100.
    You could use more complex number if you wanted the best score to be 100% by dividing 100 by the top score, like 100 divided by 172.2=0.58072multiplier)
    *Suction (Water Column) Test (80% out of 100%)– 0-100 scale, the number is already in percent.
    *Airwatts (90% out of 100%)–0-2000 scale, Divide total by 20 to create percent of 100… Hilti- 99.3% clean; 65.1% dirty.
    *Noise (50%)– ?(Could use same scale only backwards)? “Lower is higher”.
    *Cost (50%)– ?
    *Ergonomics, Features,& Warranty, -etc. (70%)
    For totaling: Give each machine a total clean & dirty score
    *C.F.M.=SCORE-minus20% (Because you determined it as 80% out of 100 for importance)
    *W.C.=” ”
    *Airwatts= 100% added
    So on & so forth…
    Once added all numbers minus there percentage of importance you would have a total number divided by 6 to give you a score in percent form for each machine. Perftect score = 600 (so divide totals by 6)
    Hope that makes some kind of sense, let me know If you like the Idea.
    Thanks,

    1. Todd Fratzel

      Appreciate the input. While this would allow “weighting” categories we approach is a bit differently. When we set out to develop our head-to-head tests, we try to develop tests that are in our opinion fairly evenly matched. The trouble is, what we feel are good tests isn’t what others feel, and at the end of the day, regardless of the system we chose, everyone will rank them differently. The good news is we publish the data, and readers can take that data and make their own rankings. Thanks again.

  14. willard

    Typically, when taking anemometer readings with a probe you used in the illustration, the holes in the probe are at 90 degrees to the air stream when reading static psi. This has always been taught in training courses, even by the manufactures. You have yours in line with the stream. I may see this position for cfm, but for static readings it may be incorrect. ?

    1. Todd Fratzel

      That picture was just to show the probe, the orientation was turned for the actual readings.

    2. Stan Durlacher

      The static pressure in our testing was performed with a water column. We did not use the anemometer for static pressure, only cfm readings.

  15. spanz

    too bad you did not include Nilfisk

    1. Jeff Williams

      Nilfisk is the original equipment manufacturer for a number of the extractors in this test. They’re included in this test, just not in their own branded units.

    2. Peter

      The Makita VC4710 is just rebranded Nilfisk-ALTO Attix 50 AS/E Wet & Dry Vacuum 302004234

      1. Peter

        The Milwaukee 8960-20 is also just a rebranded Nilfisk-ALTO Attix 33

      2. Todd Fratzel

        I wouldn’t say rebranded….yes Nilfisk is manufacturing vacs for several brands….but each one is different and offers features that the Brand has requested…..so saying they are rebranded is misleading in our opinion.

  16. Kindur

    Recently revisted this review and noticed a possible flaw in the testing. Not all the vacuums came with hepa filters installed (the festool isn’t even hepa rated). The four lowest rated; Milwaukee, Metabo, fein and Dewalt are. Hepa filters restrict air flow so it would make sense they would suffer on performance. Maybe this helps explain why the Metabo and fein(151cfm) were at the bottom.

  17. Jay Moodley

    I would have liked to see an orbital sander test done as well. Can the vacuum power be adjusted so that swirl marks are reduced when a DC is connected? Also, which DC’s have an auto tool trigger feature?

  18. Larry

    It is great that you did all big tool companies, but the best portable small dust vacuum is an American Made one, Pulse-Bac, why was this brand not included? I use Pulse-Bac and would never buy any of the brands you have tested after buying one.

    That brand has been out there for 15 years, the originally designed vacuum to handle dust from tools and the only brand that meets all of OSHA Silica rules governing a vacuum used for silica for the past 15 years. Not to mention the original vacuum to automatically back pulse filters clean while working.

    Also, maybe testing in real world conditions would be better to know, water lift, CFM and Air watts do not matter if the vacuum clogs while working. How much CFM is lost when being used? how quickly does the vacuum loose lift when filters face, these are the real questions that need answered, as they go right to the performance of the machine. Thanks for the stats, let me know when you actually measure real time performance.

    1. Larry – you have the SAME IP address as Jon Richardson at Pulse Bac??

      Wow. Just had a look at Pulse Bac. pricing started at around $1000 and went to $4,125

      To clarify we are NOT a testing lab but we feel we do a good job at what we do. Sounds like someone is looking for some air-time and exposure for your vac.

      Thanks for commenting – next time be transparent that you work for a manufacturer.Your comment come off “Troll-like” and it’s pretty clear you’re trying to market a product under a false name.

      1. graymoment

        Good catch, Rob. I could never support a company with these kind of unethical deceptive practices.

  19. Kindur

    After revisiting this review I’m questioning how even the playing field was. The higher scoring extractors don’t seem to have a Hepa filter installed (not available on the festool). The milwaukee, fein and Dewalt certainly do and possibly the Metabo/bosch but it is very unclear about the rest (and not possible with the festool). The point is that obviously a Hepa filter would further restrict air flow giving the some brands a unfair advantage.
    I would be curious how much the Hepa filter affects performance. The milwaukee can be run with its hepa filter removed because of their multi filter system. This would allow testing with the same unit to discover how much performace is lost.

    1. Interesting comment you shared with us.

      In each test case, we used the filters from the manufacturers that the manufacturers promoted as meeting the silica standards.
      For the testing the units that are marked “HEPA Ready,” we followed the manufacturers recommendation.

      These units, like Bosch, it meant that the paper filters that ship with the units need to be replaced with their Bosch HEPA filters before the dust collector and filter can meet the spec in combination.

      In another special case, Festool, their unit has been EPA certified and rated for lead paint removal work for well over a decade. Festool doesn’t seem to have any interest in the concrete/silica market – so, no, they don’t “have” a “HEPA rated” unit, per se. but their dust collector certainly tested well against the other silica-rated units.

      TBB based our overall performance measurements on Airwatts. We chose Airwatts because it is a result of both suction and airflow.

      On the static suction side, the maximum inches of water column are reached when no air is going through the unit so filters have absolutely no bearing on that particular test.

      On the airflow side, all of the units had the manufacturers HEPA or equivalent filters, tested clean, and installed along with clean fleece bags. Our air flow tests were less about the filters because of the fleece bags keeping them clean than if we had run the tests and allowed the dirt to get entrapped into the HEPA filters.

      To summarize, TBB remains very comfortable with our approach producing a consistent and level set of results.

  20. Jimmy

    Hey been watching your videos here In Australia for a while you guys do a great job.
    I just wanted to ask your opinion as I just ordered the Milwaukee extractor featured in this video.
    I wanted to know if you guys think it would work well with my Festool track saw,
    sander and other wood working tools also?
    Many thanks
    Jimmy

    1. Todd Fratzel

      Absolutely! Good luck.

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