Best Dust Extractors in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 7, 2019
A dust extractor is easily the most effective appliance when it comes to keeping a sizable workshop or a jobsite clean and habitable. That said, there are a lot of differences between these models, so check out our reviews to find the best dust extractor for you. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Capacity
Performance
Flexibility
Filtration
Extras
Weight
Warranty
 
PROS

The model's designed for dust class M, meaning that it is especially suitable for extracting beech, oak, and ash dust, as well as concrete dust with the machine's numerous quartz-containing particles. The company's Click & Clean system enables unmatched interaction with different power tools like saws, angle grinders, and other big-time instruments. 

CONS

The cord is difficult to properly wrap. 

OUR VERDICT

The Bosch Professional GAS 35 M AFC is up there with the best dust extractors on the market right now. The machine's ridiculously powerful but, at the same time, as practical as they come. It will have no performance issues despite major everyday abuse. No environment is too harsh for this extractor.

detailed parameters
Type

Wet/Dry

Capacity

35 L

Performance

1200 W 

Flexibility

5 m hose, ~5 m cable, 4 wheels

Filtration

PES flat-pleated filter

Extras

Click & Clean system, automatic filter cleaning function, L-BOXX can be clicked, 3 x 0.35 m chrome-plated suction tube (35 mm diameter), crevice nozzle, disposal bag, elbow, floor nozzle set included

Weight

12.4 kg

Warranty

3 years

PROS

The machine will have no issues dealing with mica, china clay, and gypsum. The fleece filter bag lets you pick up most debris without dealing any damage to the filter bag. The rubber strap and integrated carry handle make lifting and tilting the container as easy as humanly possible. 

CONS

You'll have to clean the PET cartridge filter relatively often. 

OUR VERDICT

The Makita VC2012L is probably the most well-thought-out dust extractor we've looked at. Supplied with pretty much every nozzle/attachment in the book, the machine will let you keep the whole place clean and access the most hard-to-reach areas without bending.

detailed parameters
Type

Wet/Dry

Capacity

20 L

Performance

1000 W

Flexibility

3.5 m hose, 7.5 m cable, 4 wheels, carry handle

Filtration

PET cartridge filter, fleece filter bag 

Extras

Push and clean system, power take-off (2000 W), automatic on/off function, hose storage solution with a flexible rubber strap, integrated carry handle, IP24 protection, dust bag, disposal bag, universal nozzle, floor nozzle, crevice nozzle, adaptor included

Weight

8 kg

Warranty

3 years

PROS

The model measures 33 x 32 x 44 centimetres and weighs less than 5 kilograms. The on-board tool storage system provides easy access to the supplied nozzles/accessories, whilst the durable tank design with its large storage capacity allows less downtime and more work.

CONS

The extractor lacks power. 

OUR VERDICT

The DeWalt DCV584L-GB is that domestic dust extractor that you can take outside too. The company's AirLock adaptor lets you directly attach different power tools to the extractor. The wide nozzle will let you quickly cover sizable premises. The blower function is available too.

detailed parameters
Type

Wet/Dry

Capacity

7.5 L

Performance

300 W

Flexibility

2 m hose, cordless/corded, carrying handle

Filtration

HEPA filter

Extras

AirLock, on-board hose, cord and accessory storage, crevice tool, wide nozzle

Weight

4.8 kg

Warranty

3 years

PROS

Incorporating this two-stage filtration process for extra-fine dust, the machine will let you keep the harshest, busiest places pretty clean. It is particularly suitable for woodworking workshops since the extractor has no issues with all wood dust types, including MDF. The carry handle and transit strap make the machine pretty easy to transport. 

CONS

There are no attachments in the set. 

OUR VERDICT

The Record Power DX1000 is that compact but surprisingly powerful machine that you'd love to have in any workshop with limited space/budget. The model is surprisingly quiet. The 45-litre tank will let you clean the whole place in one go. The on/off switch on top of the machine is accessible and convenient.

detailed parameters
Type

Dry

Capacity

45 L

Performance

1000 W

Flexibility

2 m hose, carrying handle, transit strap

Filtration

Two-stage filtration

Extras

On/off motor switch on top of the body

Weight

11 kg

Warranty

5 years

PROS

The blowing function will let you dislodge dust, dirt, debris, and even leaves from different hard-to-reach areas. You can also use the function to blow up inflatable items. The round upholstery brush will let you clean carpets, sofas, mattresses, curtains, and chairs. The 44-cm extension tubes will let you expand your reach and waste less time moving the extractor around the workplace.

CONS

The hose is subpar. 

OUR VERDICT

VonHaus 07/645 comes equipped with integrated storage points for the crevice nozzle, upholstery brush, and the floor brush. The safety thermal cut-out system protects the machine from overheating. Considering the specs and all the attachments relative to the most modest price, this is an excellent product.

detailed parameters
Type

Wet/Dry

Capacity

15 L

Performance

1200 W

Flexibility

1.5 m hose, 6 m cable, 4 wheels, carrying handle

Filtration

Fabric filter for dry vacuuming 

Extras

Round upholstery brush, floor brush, crevice tool, 44 cm extension tubes, cloth filter round brush (for upholstery)

Weight

5.3 kg

Warranty

2 years

Bosch GAS 35 M AFC

Powerhouse Extractor

The Bosch Professional GAS 35 M AFC is a beast. The model's designed for dust class M, meaning that it is especially suitable for extracting beech, oak, and ash dust, as well as concrete dust with the machine's numerous quartz-containing particles.

Packing the least modest 1300-watt turbine, the extractor offers more than enough suction for joiners and other similar professionals.

At the same time, the integrated tool socket on the extractor with its automatic on/off switching (including delayed action shutdown) brings extra ease-of-use, preventing meddling cable clutter at the workplace.

The static-dissipating equipment (including the non-marking 5-metre hose) works wonders preventing static charging.

The company's Click & Clean system enables unmatched interaction with different power tools like circular saws, table saws, angle grinders, and other big-time instruments. You can attach them using the supplied power tool adapter or, when dealing with Bosch tools, directly to the hose.

On the other side, there's the automatic filter cleaning feature that incorporates reverse airflow, cleaning the filter every 15 seconds to allow uninterrupted work.

Long story short, the Bosch Professional GAS 35 M AFC is up there with the best dust extractors on the market right now. The machine's ridiculously powerful but, at the same time, as practical as they come. It will have no performance issues despite major everyday abuse. No environment is too harsh for this extractor.

Review of Bosch GAS 35 M AFC Wet/Dry Extractor

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Makita VC2012L

Every Attachment in the Book

The Makita VC2012L means business. This class L dust extractor removes 99.0% of dust with more than 1.0 mg/m3 limit value for occupational exposure. The machine will have no issues dealing with mica, china clay, and gypsum.

The 1000-watt motor with 2000-watt take-off will be able to provide enough suction power for any jobsite.

At the same time, the Push and Clean semi-automatic filter cleaning system takes seconds to completely clean the machine, allowing for extended operating time and filter life.

The especially durable stainless steel tank, along with the washable PET cartridge filter, makes sure to protect the turbine by holding back fine dust and debris. The only issue we have with the PET cartridge filter is that you'll have to clean that cartridge relatively often.

The fleece filter bag, on the other hand, lets you pick up most debris without dealing any damage to the filter bag.

As far as the overall design is concerned, we especially like the flexible rubber strap and integrated carry handle since these details make lifting and tilting the container as easy as humanly possible.

To wrap it up, the Makita VC2012L is probably the most well-thought-out dust extractor we've looked at. Supplied with pretty much every nozzle/attachment in the book, you'll be able to keep the whole place clean and access the most hard-to-reach areas without bending.

Review of Makita VC2012L L Class Dust Extractor

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DEWALT DCV584L-GB

Smaller Rooms Work Too

The DeWalt DCV584L-GB is up there with the most robust and versatile machines. The highly efficient washable/replaceable heap filter does an excellent job trapping 99.97% of dust as fine as 0.3 microns. You'll be able to keep any place squeaky clean.

Having said that, "any place" here implies any relatively small place because the 300-watt motor makes the machine pretty weak compared to every other extractor on this list. You'll have issues keeping large jobsites clean with this machine.

On the bright side, the model measures 33 x 32 x 44 centimetres and weighs less than 5 kilograms, meaning that it is as compact as they come and you'll have no problem carrying the extractor around with you.

As far as portable dust extractors are concerned, the machine's no joke. As the name suggests, it is both corded and cordless, meaning that the model doesn't tie you to the mains. At the same time, the machine offers wet and dry capabilities without forcing you to change the filter.

The on-board tool storage system provides easy access to the supplied nozzles/accessories, whilst the durable tank design with its large storage capacity allows less downtime and more work.

In conclusion, the DeWalt DCV584L-GB is that domestic dust extractor that you can take outside too. The company's AirLock adaptor lets you directly attach different power tools to the extractor. The wide nozzle will let you quickly cover sizable premises. The blower function is available too.

Review of DEWALT DCV584L-GB Cordless/Corded XR Wet/Dry

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Record Power DX1000

Accessible, Affordable, Efficient

The Record Power DX1000 is that compact but surprisingly powerful machine that you'd love to have in any workshop with limited space/budget.

The model's designed to filter down to 0.5 microns. Incorporating this two-stage filtration process for extra-fine dust, the machine will let you keep the harshest, busiest places pretty clean. It is particularly suitable for woodworking workshops since the extractor has no issues with all wood dust types, including MDF.

In other words, the machine works wonders minimising the amount of harmful dust in the workshop. It is especially needed where fine dust producers like saws and/or sanders reign supreme.

We're not saying that the machine's perfect though. Wet cleaning is not an option here. The model weighs 11 kilograms, so it is not necessarily fun to carry around. At the same time, the carry handle and transit strap make the machine pretty easy to transport.

The biggest issue we have with the product, in general, is that you don't receive any additional nozzles/attachments with the machine.

Apart from that, the Record Power DX1000 is surprisingly quiet. The 45-litre tank will let you clean the whole place in one go. The on/off switch on top of the machine is accessible and convenient.

Review of Record Power DX1000 Fine Filter Extractor

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VonHaus 07/645

Almost too Affordable

The VonHaus 07/645 is ridiculously affordable considering its specs.

The 1200-watt motor is more than powerful enough to handle all dirt and dust. Boasting 170 air watts of suction power and providing 20 kPa, it will be able to handle them all, from dust, dirt, and debris to sand, sawdust, liquid spills, blocked sinks, wood chippings, and metal shavings.

The model's equally suitable for indoor and outdoor use. You'll be able to put the machine to good use at home as well as clean gardens, workshops, and car interiors.

The relatively standard blowing function will let you dislodge dust, dirt, debris, and even leaves from different hard-to-reach areas. You can also use the function to blow up inflatable items.

At the same time, the provided accessories make the overall product as appealing as the extractor's specs. The round upholstery brush will let you clean carpets, sofas, mattresses, curtains, and chairs. The floor brush is equally suitable for carpets/rugs and hard floors. The crevice nozzle will make cleaning smaller and/or hard-to-reach spaces and corners much easier. The 44-cm extension tubes will let you expand your reach and waste less time moving the extractor around the workplace.

Last but not least, the VonHaus 07/645 comes equipped with integrated storage points for the crevice nozzle, upholstery brush, and the floor brush. The safety thermal cut-out system protects the machine from overheating. Considering the extractor's specs and all the attachments relative to the most modest price, this is easily the most attractive prospect on the list.

Review of VonHaus 07/645 Wet and Dry Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

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What Is a Dust Extractor?

When you clean your apartment once a week, a simple vacuum cleaner does the trick (sorry, we had to). But things are a little different at workshops and jobsites. You need something more specialised, something more powerful, something that will help you keep your workplace clean. That something is a dust extractor.

On paper, this is an appliance that doesn't differ that much from any regular vacuum cleaner. You get the usual wet and dry types. The filtration system is, more often than not, similar to that of an ordinary vacuum.

Of course, aside from certain similarities, there's also a number of differences. Without going into technical details, a dust extractor is capable of handling air quantities far exceeding anything a regular vacuum cleaner can handle. In other words, you get a vacuum cleaner for precision cleaning and material conveyance.

A dust extractor (also known as a dust collector), on the other hand, allows you to maintain breathable air and clean process air throughout the premises. You'll find models that are more suitable for industrial applications but, in this review, we're going to focus on portable extractors that are designed mostly for jobsites and workshops.

But if all you want is to keep your garage nice and clean, a garage vacuum or a wall-mounted vacuum will prove a much more suitable appliance.

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Publish Date: 2019-11-07 14:29:26