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New Makita dust extractor works to exacting standards

The new M-Class dust extractor for power tool manufacturer, Makita, has been launched to help tradesmen working in the presence of wood, welding and silica dust keep their work areas as dust free as possible.

The extractor has been launched with new Health and Safety Executive procedures in mind. The procedures see the strict policing of specified dust extraction systems, with the imposing of heavy financial penalties for workplaces that fail to meet the correct standard.

The Makita VC3211M has a stainless steel tank that is capable of holding 32 litres of dry material and 27 litres of wet material. Its 1,050 watts gives it a maximum airflow of 3.5 cubic metres per minute and a maximum suction of 22.0kPa.

The device’s automatic self-cleaning filter system includes twin filters each with three stages – pre-filter, damper and powder filter. The extractor’s reverse airflow is used to clean the filters in turn, allowing for one filter to always be in operation. The filter system is fitted with an air-flow sensor that sounds a warning alarm when a nearly-full tank or blocked filters are reducing the air-flow.

The 17.6 kg VC3211M is designed for easy coupling with other Makita power tools and is mounted on two main wheels and a forward castor, allowing for easy manoeuvring. The new Makita M-Class VC3211M dust extractor is currently available from licensed vendors.