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Since we’ve seen Bosch ramp up dust collection on their rotary hammers, you’d expect other manufacturers to be following suit. Recently, Dewalt introduced their D25301D-XJ Dust Extraction Telescope for their corded and cordless SDS rotary hammers.

Adding only 1.4 lbs. to your rotary hammer, the Dust Extractor can be used to drill dust-free holes up to 16 mm (5/8″) in diameter and 150 mm (~6″) deep. It’s easy to assemble and remove without tools and comes with with a 150 cm (5′) long, 35 mm (1-3/8″) diameter rubber hose and a side handle.

The only place online selling the D25301D Dust Extractor so far seems to be Toolstop in the UK. If you order it there it’ll cost you $76 plus $60 shipping. However you can probably beat that by calling your local DeWalt dealer, or waiting a while for other online stores to catch on.

D25301D Dust Extractor [DeWalt]
D25301D Dust Extractor [Toolstop]

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7 Responses to DeWalt Dust Extractor For SDS Rotary Hammers

  1. matt says:

    Great for hospitals. It’s always a PITA doing work there.

  2. DoItRite says:

    I bid on a job many years ago on a telecommunications building which involved drilling many holes in concrete walls. The electronics in this building were super sensitive to dust to the point that workers had to blow themselves off with compressed air each time that they entered.

    The engineer’s required method for drilling these holes was to use a toilet plunger with a hole cut in the side where a shop-vac hose was pressed in. The handle of the plunger was removed and the hammer drill entered at that opening. When the plunger was pressed against the wall it made a tight seal and all duct was captured by the shop-vac and its special filters.

    I thought it was a great idea, especially since the entire apparatus was about three dollars. We didn’t get the bid, but I really liked the blueprints showing the toilet plunger technique.

  3. DW says:

    Not the same level of seal as a rubber plunger, a hole drilled in the top of a shop vac floor tool works pretty well. That and a HEPA filter has kept me in the good graces of the VESDA smoke systems we sometimes work under…

  4. Cameron Watt says:

    My money is still on a tee fitting with a shop vacuum attached to the branch. It’s not perfect, but the price is right. You don’t need a tight seal if you have plenty of flow; DoItRite’s situation excluded.

    Use one with a small breaker indoors too; screw on an L bracket to step on and hold it down. It can be a pain in the rear and slow going but if you don’t want dust…

    …hire a boy to keep a garden hose trained on the breaker bit?

  5. DW says:

    DoItRite’s method sounds interesting, I will probably try it at some point. Though most of the concrete drilling I do is mounting things to floors, 5/8 bit. Which is a fair amount of spoil to remove though not so tricky since I have gravity working with me. But I would think if it seals too well and the bit being fairly close to the size of plunger handle opening, I might have to poke/drill some holes to get some air flow…

    Sorta related: I (late 80s younger, dumber, just to set the stage) was dry core drilling a floor at a county hospital, fortunately in a building that was mostly unoccupied on the weekend. The filter pops off inside the vac and spews a giant cloud of dust. No halon system to worry about but I did set off the fire alarm. About a half dozen fire doors get slammed shut and me in a panic running to a phone to call security so that the fire dept doesn’t come a running(they didn’t).

  6. rob says:

    Dear god the vesda nightmare I have installed a couple of them
    with the fire alarm systems

  7. DW says:

    Indeed. I am fortunate that for the most part I do work for one customer now. Up until a few months ago this customer had no VESDA systems. They just have one in this local network that is a few months old. So far they haven’t gotten gun-shy around it, maybe the new VESDA systems don’t have the same hair trigger I remember…

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