Milwaukee recently announced that they will be releasing several new dust extraction tools and accessories to support their growing dust collection line in preparation for the increasing OSHA regulations. These attachments will work in conjunction with Milwaukee’s existing line of rotary hammers and grinders to be compliant under the upcoming regulations for silica dust control. The New OSHA regulations, set to be effective September 23rd 2017, are a major step forward in keeping jobsites safe and preventing workplace related danger and illnesses due to airborne silica. This being said, it is very important for tool manufacturers to stay ahead of the curve with their concrete tools, accessories and overall technology, or get left in the dust.
We have already seen some pretty impressive innovations from Milwaukee in their HAMMERVAC line of extraction attachments, as well as their grinder shrouds. The HAMMERVAC line includes several different attachments including the universal fit vacuum-assisted 5261-DE ($72) that can be attached to many popular brands of SDS rotary hammers and hammer drills, not just Milwaukee ones.
Also the M12 Universal HAMMERVAC 2306-22 ($129 Bare Tool) that is designed to be self-contained powered by an M12 battery and has a universal handle system that fits all major SDS-Plus rotary hammers and hammer drills. This model features a 3-mode switch that allows the vac to be placed in auto-mode that starts and stops the vac as the tool is used, as well as regular ON/OFF.
While at the Milwaukee 2017 New Product Symposium this year