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Dust Control Tools  > Deluxe Surface Dust Guards.
 

Deluxe 5" & 7" Surface Dust Guards

 

5" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard

5" Surface Dust Guard

7" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard

7" Surface Dust Guard

 

Designed for Professionals ~ At an affordable DIY price.

Learn more about the ICS Deluxe Surface Dust Guards:

Pricing, Ordering:

  • 5" & 7" Deluxe Surface Dust Guards.Features - For both guards, 5" and 7".

  • Individual & Free Guard Pricing -  Purchase just the guard to use on your angle grinders.
    Free Guards - With purchase of assorted diamond cup wheels and/or diamond blades.

  • Combo Kit (shown, left) -  Discounted angle grinders with a Deluxe Surface Dust Guard.



  • Dust Director Vacuums & Guard Packages.Accessories:   Grinders, Polisher, Re-useable Adapter Wheel Kit, Replacement Nylon Glide Wear Strips, Loop Handle.

  • Vacuum Packages  - 1, 2 and 3-Motor Dust Director Vacuums ~ "Always be working with a clean cartridge filter."

 

 

 

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

 

Are You In Compliance?  

 

The Dust Director® has been used and has figured prominently in just about every silica 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®.

 

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 7" wheel needs 175 CFM (7" 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 - 130

DD1200 - 140

CP1200 - 160

DD2000 - 260

DD2000S - 260

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.

 

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?

 

 

 

Features - Both Deluxe Models, 5" & 7".

 

5" & 7" Deluxe Surface Dust Guards.Maximum Dust Control, Operator Full Control while Grinding.
Harden Polyethylene Cast Housing provides durability and lightweight ---
While carefully designed for floor grinding, these lightweight Deluxe Guards are ideal for unmatched dust control and productivity during wall and overhead grinding.

 

Flexible Rubber DiaphragmFlexible Rubber Diaphragm - 

Eliminates the need for perimeter rubber skirts and constantly having to adjust the dust skirt.
Automatically adjusts the guard and cup wheel to the surface.
As the guard and cup wheel automatically conforms to the contour of the surface, simultaneously it maintains maximum dust control.

 

Flip open hinge for dustless grinding along wall edges.Hinged Edging Cover -
Opens to grind along wall edges while maintaining maximum dust containment.

 

Replaceable Wear Gliding Strips.

Replaceable Nylon Wear Strips (3/16" height) -
Prolongs the life of the guard as the Wear Strips glide the guard effortlessly across the surface . . . leaving the floor clean.

 

Adjustable Air Vent for suction control.

Fitted Air Vent -
Adjustable air vent gives the operator finger tip control should the vacuum cleaner's suction be too strong, which causes a suck-down effect.

 

 

Assorted Insert Collars for installing onto a wide assortment of grinders.Adjustable Insert Collars -
Equipped with assorted collars for installing the guard onto your angle grinder.  Each  collar is adjustable to further ensure that at least one of the included collars will fit your grinder.  Additional collars are available to suit different makes and models.

Swivling vacuum hose port, 2" OD.

 

 

2" OD Vacuum Hose Port -
Vacuum hose port swivels to help keep the vacuum's hose from interfering with the grinding process.

 

 

 

 

Pricing, Ordering - Individual & Free Guards.

 

- Individually Priced -
 

   $189.00   5SDG-K  
5" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard.5" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard, equipped as follows:

  • Installed collar fits Makita and Hilti 4-1/2", 5" and 6" angle grinders
  • Included extra collars fit the following grinders:  Bosch, Hitachi, Milwaukee, Dewalt, Metabo, Makita 7" Polisher.
 

   $189.00   7SDG-K  
7" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard.7" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard, equipped as follows:

  • Installed collar fits Makita and Hilti 7" and 9" angle grinders
  • Included extra collar fits the following grinders:  Bosch (2-7/8" bore), Hitachi, Metabo.
~  Free Guard Package + Free Shipping ~
 

ICS Price List - Diamond Blades.ICS Price List - Diamond Cup Wheels.Free 5" & 7" Deluxe Surface Dust Guards -

With purchase any mix of (20) diamonds ~ cup wheels and/or blades --- 

< - - - - -   Diamond Cup Wheel Price List (left).

Diamond Blade Price List (right).   - - - - - >

 

 

   $ Free *    5SDG-K
5" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard

5" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard.

   $ Free *    7SDG-K
7" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard

7" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard.

 

To receive a Free Deluxe Surface Dust Guard, proceed as follows:  

---  DIAMOND CUP WHEEL SELECTIONS  ---
Concrete Grinding + Coatings Removal AND Grinding Cup Wheels.
Coatings Removal + Grinding, 20 to 120 Grits
PCD Coatings Removal Cup Wheels.
HD Coatings Removal
Aggressive Concrete Grinding + Coatings Removal.
FCS Series
HD Grinding + Coatings Removal

Rhombus Segment Diamond Cup Wheels - Coatings Removal + Fast Aggressive Concrete Removal.
"R" Rhombus - Segment
Scattered diamond shape segments for fast, aggressive removal of adhesives, paints, mastics AND concrete.

Coatings Removal + Grinding Cup Wheels.
HD Coatings Removal + Grinding

Grinding Cup Wheels - L Segment:  Fastest,  Aggressive Stock Removal.
L - Segment
Fast Aggressive Stock Removal

 

---  DIAMOND BLADE SELECTIONS  ---
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 - General Purpose Cutting
HD Segment Concrete / Longest Lasting Blades.

Straight old fashion diamond segments for longest life - Prices starts @ $15.00 ~ "DS" Series

Green Wave Blades - Smooth, Fast Cutting - Long Life.

Green Wave  ~ Smooth, Cool Cutting & Long Lasting - A+ for General Mortar

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

Joint Sealant Removal ~ Slices joint sealant from expansion joints without melting the sealant.

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

Double & Triple-Cut Sandwich Blades

2-Bond Types for X-Hard to General Purpose Mortar

Solid Segment Tuck Pointing Blades.
1/4" to 1/2" Wide Solid Segment Blades
Crack Chasing "V" Blades & Joint Widening "Straight" Blades.
V-Groove Crack Chasing Blades - 1/4", 3/8" & 1/2" widths

 

 

 

Combination Kits - Deluxe Dust Guards with Discounted Angle Grinder.

 

- Combination Kits -
 

   $350.00   5SDG-KC  
5" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard w/ Makita 13 Amp Variable Speed Grinder.5" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard Combo - equipped as follows:

  • Installed collar fits Makita and Hilti 4-1/2", 5" and 6" angle grinders
  • Included extra collars fit the following grinders:  Bosch, Hitachi, Milwaukee, Dewalt and Metabo.
  • Makita 9564CV 13.0 Amp Variable Speed Angle Grinder
    Specifications: 
    11-3/4" Length, 5.3 lbs, Variable Speed:  2800 to 10500 RPM
  • Diamond & Abrasive Wheel Adaptor Set.Re-useable Cup Wheel Kit - Equipped with inner and outer wheel clamps, spacers and wrench for using diamond cup wheels w/o the 5/8-11 threaded hub and for using abrasive grinding wheels.
 

Labor Cost.The 9564CV is our Number 1 selling angle grinder.  It has proven itself to long lasting durability compared to any other angle grinder.

Click on the picture for an independent test report by a fellow construction company who thought productivity was suffering because of the angle grinders that they were using.

 

   $425.00   7SDG-KC  
7" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard w/ Makita GA9020 15 Amp 9" Angle Grinder.7

  • Installed collar fits Makita and Hilti 7" and 9" angle grinders
  • Included extra collar fits the following grinders:  Bosch (2-7/8" bore), Hitachi, Metabo.
  • Makita GA9020, 15.0 Amp No Electronics 9" Angle Grinder
    Specifications: 
    20-1/8" Length, 12.4 lbs, Single Speed 6000 RPM

    · AC/DC Operation
    · Spiral bevel gears for smoother rotations and a more efficient transfer of energy
    · Labyrinth construction prevents debris from penetrating the motor, bearings and gears for longer tool life
    · Zag-zag varnish protects the armature coil from dust and debris for longer motor life
    · External access to brushes for easy serviceability

  • Diamond & Abrasive Wheel Adaptor Set.Re-useable Cup Wheel Kit - Equipped with inner and outer wheel clamps, spacers and wrench for using diamond cup wheels w/o the 5/8-11 threaded hub and for using abrasive grinding wheels.
  • 9" HD Aluminum Loop Handle (shown installed).   Improves handling, control and downward pressure directly over the grinding wheel, directly where the pressure is needed.  Includes metric hex nuts.

 

 

Accessories - For the Deluxe Surface Dust Guards.

P/N Accessories for both Surface Dust Guards Quantity
Price
9227C

Makita Variable Speed Polisher.Fast and Powerful Polishing for Dry Sanding, Grinding, Polishing

Variable speed control dial enables user to match the speed to the application.  Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load.

Additional features and specifications:

  • Soft start feature for smooth start-ups

  • Easily converts to a sander

  • 3-prong plug to prevent static electricity accumulation

  • Fast and powerful polishing for clear coat finishes

  • Lock-on button for continuous use operation

  • Shown with optional rubber backing pad (743403-A)

  • Spindle Thread:  5/8-11 UNC,  Overall Length:  18-1/2" ,  Net Weight (lbs.):  6.8,  RPM:  0 - 3,000;  Amp:  10.0

  • Installs onto the 5" Deluxe Surface Dust Guard.


$ 209.00
9564CV

Makita 4-1/2" SJS Angle Grinder.Powerful 13.5 AMP motor for increased output power in a more compact tool (5.3 lbs.)  The 9564CV Angle Grinder is the absolute best small angle grinder on the market.  Super Joint System (SJS) technology helps prevent gear damage caused by accidental wheel binding.  Additional features and specifications:

  • Variable speed control dial enables user to match the speed to the application

  • Soft start feature for smooth start-ups

  • Labyrinth construction seals and protects the motor and bearings from dust and debris for longer tool life

  • Electronic speed control maintains constant speed under load

  • Larger and improved carbon brush material for longer tool life

  • "Tool-less" wheel guard adjustment for easy clamping

  • Spindle Thread:  5/8-11 UNC,  Dimensions (LxWxH):  11-3/4" x 4-1/2" x 4",  Net Weight (lbs.):  5.3,  RPM:  2,800 to 10,500

  • Labor Cost.The 9564CV is our Number 1 selling angle grinder.  It has proven itself to long lasting durability compared to any other angle grinder.  Click on the picture for an independent test report by a fellow construction company who thought productivity was suffering because of the angle grinders that they were using.


$ 159.00
GA9020

 

9" Makita HD Angle Grinder.  The only grinder to be used with the 12" Dust Director Guard.After testing all of the various 7" and 9" angle grinders, Makita's GA9020 is the only grinder that has the torque requirements for use with the Dust Director 12" Dust Guard.  Additionally, the GA9020 also does not use any "electronics" which have been proven to prematurely stop the grinders.  Our testing also included the other Makita models.

  • 15.0 AMP motor delivers more output for increased performance

  • 6,000 RPM for fast material removal

  • Protective zig-zag varnish seals the armature from dust and debris for longer tool life

  • Large rubber tool rest protects work piece from scratches

  • Labyrinth construction seals and protects the motor and bearings from dust and debris for longer tool life

  • Rotatable gear housing can be positioned for multiple applications

  • AC/DC switch for use with alternative power source

  • Side handle can be installed on either side of the tool

  • Ideal for welders, fabricators, masons, maintenance/repair and more

  • Spindle Thread:  5/8-11 UNC,  Overall Length:  18-5/8",  Net Weight (lbs.):  12.8


$ 180.00
23283

 

Diamond & Abrasive Wheel Adaptor Set.Re-Useable Diamond Cup Wheel & Abrasive Wheel Kit - for both 5" & 7" Surface Dust Guards.  Complete blade clamping set to obtain the perfect height for both diamond cup and abrasive wheels.

Re-useable adapter set accommodates wheels that do not have a 5/8-11 Thread Hub.  This adapter set is all you need.  Wrench included.


$ 15.00
9HANDLE

 

9" HD Aluminum Loop Handle.9" Loop Handle - Shown installed on the Makita 9" Angle Grinder.  Fits the following angle grinders:  Makita 9", Metabo 7" and 9".  Improves handling, control and downward pressure directly over the grinding wheel, directly where the pressure is needed.  Price includes metric hex nuts.


$ 79.00

5WS-K

5" - Replacment Gliding Wear Set.

5" Replacement Nylon Gliding / Wear Strips - Prolongs the life of the 5" Deluxe Guard as it glides effortlessly


$ 21.00

7WS-K

7" - Replacment Gliding Wear Set.

7" Replacement Nylon Gliding / Wear Strips - Prolongs the life of the 7" Deluxe Guard as it glides effortlessly across the surface . . . leaving the floor clean.  Complete set of 3.


$ 21.00

 

 

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

 

 

Vacuum Packages - With purchase of a Deluxe Surface Dust Guard (from above).

1, 2 & 3-Motor Dust Director® Vacuums with Non-Blinding AIRFlow HEPA Filtration:

  • Complete with everything you need for a complete dustless 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 concrete 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 130 CFM / 78" H20 140 CFM / 88" H20 140 CFM / 146" H20 260 CFM / 97" H20 270 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.

 

Individual

Model

Features

----------------

Model

Comparisons

 

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 collect 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 concrete.

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.

Collect 150 lbs. of concrete dust without suction drop.

Model:  DD2400
3-Motor, 24 Gallon

Y-SPLITTER:  2 can grind concrete 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.

 

Vacuum

Package

Prices

 

$390.00 

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

 

$590.00   

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

 

$690.00 

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

 

$1,390.00 

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

$1,590.00 

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

 

Y-Hose Splitter Package:

$1,690.00 

Complete with the above but with the Y-Hose Splitter & (2) 12' Hoses for using (2) Surface Dust Guards

 

 

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.

 

KNOW THE RULE:

OSHA'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:

  • NIOSH

  • 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.

Bosch

Fein Vacuum.

Fein

Hilti Vacuum.

Hilti

Ridgid Vacuum.

Rigid

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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