Dust shrouds make a difference

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27 Feb 2014

Dust shrouds make a difference

Dust shrouds from All Preparation Equipment

Dust will be produced when you’re grinding, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to reduce its effects.

Choosing a quality dust shroud for your angle grinder is a great start. But what makes a good dust shroud, and how can you select the right one for your needs?

Choose the right dust shroud for the job

Not only does a lack of dust mean better health for both you and the environment, there’s a significant dollar cost attached to keeping dust under control.

Dust shrouds for angle grinders can provide longer life for your diamond grinding wheels in two ways: not only do they save hard abrasive wear, they also remove all harmful dust from around the grinder while you work.

Every All Preparation Equipment shroud features a standard size dust port, making them easy to connect to most brands of vacuums for simple dust extraction. And with dust shrouds in sizes ranging from 4” up to 9”, there’s one to fit any popular make of angle grinder.

Protect your dust shroud with replaceable skirts

Replacement Dust Shroud Skirt

When you’re hard at work preparing surfaces for new applications, it’s easy to get so carried away with the job that you begin wearing away your valuable dust shroud itself!

A more economical alternative to constantly grinding away your dust shroud is to go for a model that uses a replaceable skirt. That way, a metal shroud that’s a little more expensive to buy initially can actually be the more cost-effective option. It’s an easy way to protect your investment.

Get more effective dust control

When you’re grinding, a lot of dust is created as the bond on the diamond grinding wheel wears away and allows the diamonds to resharpen. To ensure you get the maximum life out of your diamond, you have to collect this dust effectively.

Dust Control Concrete Vacuum Pack

To help you do this, we’ve put together our dust control package, which can set you up with a complete system ready to take directly to site so you can work dust-free. The package includes a Starmix ISP1435 Permanent Clean vacuum with a Supa Separator vacuum system, which will take the bulk of the dust.

Starmix vacuums are renowned for their constant suction, and this 35L unit boasts a permanent clean feature which ensures the filters stay clean for the longest possible time. We recommend running a separator with any vacuum to handle around 80-90% of the dust you create, for a more efficient way to work. Find out more about separators here.

The All Preparation Equipment team can give you the right advice to choose the dust shroud you need for your job. Find out more about our range here or contact a product expert now.