Diamond tools and equipment manufacturer Diamond Products’ dust control attachments ensure that operators are no longer required to wear additional attachments or tools when using hand-held power tools.
Dust control attachments are usually placed at specific parts of a hand-held and power tool to improve the breathable air quality when using the tool.
For example, the Diamond Products concrete grinder has a dust control skirt with spring suspension and replaceable brush attached to the front of the tool.
Diamond Products director Brian Clark says dust control decreases the need for operators to wear masks, glasses and other personal protective equipment.
The dust control attachments are standardised for hand-held and power tools across various sectors, and may differ slightly based on design and operation.
Clark adds that hand-held and power tools are required to go through a standard maintenance process, depending on the tool’s use and the amount of dust control that the tool is subjected to. This may result in the tool having less wear and tear created by the dust.
He points out that productivity for cutting, grinding and drilling has increased owing to dust control, which has resulted in improved working conditions and equipment performance.
“Dust control attachments have afforded operators the opportunity to work indoors or in areas where it was previously impossible . . . because of the amount of dust that operators would be exposed to when working with hand-held power tools that did not have any dust control attachments.
“Owing to dust control being the focus when operating hand-held and power tools, all our equipment is fitted with dust control attachments as a standard requirement,” he says.
Diamond Products offers a range of specialised hand-held and power tools for concrete and stone grinding, cutting, drilling and polishing. All the company’s equipment meets global standards where dust control is mandatory, Clark concludes.