E-Z Drill releases dust collection cart for handheld drills
The system uses the same technology as E-Z Drill’s concrete dowel drill Dust Collection System and meets all engineering and control methods outlined in the OSHA Table 1 requirements for crystalline silica exposure, giving contractors peace of mind on any size project. E-Z Drill introduced the new Dust Collection Cart at this year’s World of Concrete Show in Las Vegas.
“Operator safety and comfort are the hallmarks of our business,” said Rick Walstad, E-Z Drill president and CEO. “We’re happy we can deliver those benefits to the handheld drill market.”
The Dust Collection Cart gives contractors who use handheld drills an effective way to meet OSHA dust requirements. Operators also benefit from enhanced ease of use when moving the drill, they can simply set the drill on the cart and go.
The dust cart collection system weighs just under 100kg and uses the same air compressor as the drill, requiring just 40 additional cfm for operation. It effectively collects dust directly from the drilled holes and stores it in a collector.
E-Z Drill designed the cart with 6 metres of 5 centimetre dust collection hose and a shroud that goes around the bit to ensure the dust is collected at the point of drilling, maximizing the amount of dust the system captures and reducing operator exposure. It also enhances overall jobsite safety by preventing respirator issues on the job. The cart features two 600-millimeter filters to effectively trap dust particles.
The E-Z Drill company offers contractors equipment for concrete drilling and doweling that is safer, faster and more accurate than handheld rock drills. The company was established in 1987 and manufactures slab rider, on-grade and equipment-mounted drills with up to five gangs as well as vertical utility models and concrete drilling accessories. E-Z Drill also can custom design and build automatic drill systems for specific jobs.