Tuesday 7 April 2015
Dust is a major safety concern in construction and maintenance operations these days as health and safety awareness demands must be met by compliance with regulations. The latest range of L class dust extractors from Makita exceed the performance required by health and safety standards for wet and dry cleaning applications as well as the legal dust extraction requirements when working with non-hazardous materials.
Products in the new Makita extractor range feature washable PET cartridge filters to protect the suction turbine for fine dust and debris. The air flow can be driven through the filter by pushing the pipe valve which cleans the filter in seconds. The fleece filter bag allows you to pick up moist debris without damaging the filter bag.
New dust extraction guards introduced by Makita to fit all current 125mm angle grinders enhance extraction performance. The new 196845-3 is a neat aluminium extraction guard that encloses the wheel and has a robust extractor port to connect to the new dust extraction units. A clearview panel on the side shows the wheel at work. The casing is opened without tools by a simple turn-screw at the top. The grip handle can be fitted in three alternative positions and three depth levels are accurately marked on the casing. A 230mm guard is also available.
(PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF MAKITA)
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