Dust extractors are used to eliminate dust and improve the quality of the air when working with power tools, leaving the area clean and dust particles free. Dust extraction systems are used mainly to improve safety by giving a clearer line of sight and protect tools and other equipment by filtering the air. Dust extractors are used to help eliminate dust and improve the quality of the air when working with power tools. Typically attached directly to a dust outlet on a tool or machine, extractors help leave the area clean and free from large amounts of dust particles. Other benefits of dust extraction systems are to improve the safety of the user by giving a clearer line of sight while working and protecting tools and other equipment from becoming clogged up with various dust particles. Tool safety and protection is key to a longer life for the tool, dusty air can be sucked into the motor, causing serious and sometimes irreversible damage to the equipment.
What types of dust extractors are available?
Extractors are available as small portable devices or professional, vacuum cleaner look-alike machines. Dust Extractors are classified into three main groups and classes:
- L Class - Dust Extractors ideal for softwoods and solid surface materials.
- M Class - Dust Extractors for concrete and brick dust, hardwoods and board materials.
- H Class - Dust Extractors that cover the widest spectrum of contamination including germs and bacteria, mould, asbestos, and highly carcinogenic dust.
, dusty air could be sucked into the machine, causing serious damage to the equipment.