With so many types of extractors on the market.....

With so many types of extractors on the market.....

With so many types of extractors on the market it’s hard to know which extractor is right for your workshop.

Your first choice will be do, I need a Dust Extractor or Chip Extractor (or both)?

Well, this one is pretty simple, dust extractors and chip extractors do pretty much what they say on the box. A dust extractor will extract fine wood dust and is suitable for most hand power tools such as Sanders, Jigsaws & Routers.  A dust extractor can also be used on woodworking machines such as Bandsaws, Table Saws & Router Tables, making them ideal for small workshops. 

You wouldn’t want to use a dust extractor on machines such as planers or lathes, this is where the Chip Extractors come in!

Chip Extractors will extract wood chippings, making them suitable for machines giving off more chippings than dust.  There are some extractors on the market (such as the Record Power CX2600) that you can fit a fine filter to, this will convert your Chip Extractor into a dust extractor, again suited for smaller workshops.

Extractor Class

You may have noticed some extractors boasting a new ‘Class’?  Such as the Trend T31a ‘L Class’ extractor, or perhaps the Draper Expert ‘M Class’ Extractor? 

What do these different classifications mean? 

The category of use is defined according to level of risk to health and the explosive potential of a dust, as per the applicable regulation by EU standard EN 6033-2-69 (this regulation is applicable for all of Europe).

There are three different classes for Extractors:

  • Class L:

An extractor with an ‘L Class’ will be suitable for extracting harmless dusts such as standard household dust & materials.

  • Class M:

An extractor with an ‘M Class’ will be suitable for ALL types of wood dust including fillers, plaster, cement, concrete, tile cements & paints as well as sand & pebbles.

  • Class H:

An extractor with an ‘H Class’ will be suitable for carcinogenic dusts or pathogenic particles, mould spores & asbestos.

Here at Yandles we offer a fully rounded range of extractors, from your standard bin extractors such as:

Extractors with a Classification:

As well as the full CamVac range of professional Extractors (available with single, twin or triple motors & the choice or either 4” or 2.5” outlets fitted as standard).

We also offer a great choice of chip extractors too:

And many more!

 

 

 

24th September 2015

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