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Latest setup for dimensional letter installs...

Discussion in 'Installation Equipment & Techniques' started by Moze, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    ...Actually for dimensional letters, concrete drilling, etc.

    Rather than get drywall dust all over the wall and floor, I've been using the DeWalt cordless Flexvolt extractor and the suction ring. The extractor comes with a fob that you can put on your wrist or wherever. I put it on the hose of portion of the suction ring. It lets you remotely turn the extractor on and off.

    This is used by most trades for concrete drilling/dust extraction. I've used it quite a bit for that as well and it works great. For parking garage installs, I leave the entire setup in the van and attach a 15' to the 8' hose it comes with. I just park in the vicinity of where I'm installing and have dust-free drilling. It's great for working overhead, on floors, walls, etc.

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  2. bannertime

    bannertime Very Active Member

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    That is some top notch service. Do you do contract installs?
     
  3. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Well that sucks.:D
     
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  4. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    Yep, that's all I do is contract installs.

    It does....but quietly. :)
     
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  5. White Haus

    White Haus Formally known as RJPW..........

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    That's awesome! That's a bad-*** cart you got there Moze.
     
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  6. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    All kidding aside that is a slick way to control dust.
     
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  7. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Meh, I just use this... get's the floor around me clean... can't say about the rest of the office

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    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Nice stuff as always,
    is that the DeWalt Cordless Defibrillator there in the top of your crash cart?
     
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  9. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    That actually works great for when you're done drilling in brick, concrete, etc. outside. Love mine.
     
  10. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    It cost as much as one lol. That's the extractor.
     
  11. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Top notch set up.
     
  12. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    looks like you spilled some Cheetos on the floor
     
  13. ams

    ams Very Active Member

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    Works with a Dewalt shop vac right? This one: dewalt.jpg
     
  14. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    Customer knocked that stuff out of the tree when he was moving it. Also knocked a couple of glass balls off the tree which shattered everywhere. And got gold glitter everywhere. It was quite festive.
     
  15. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    The extractor (below) and the suction ring use the DeWalt Airlock system. It won't directly fit up to that 2-gallon vac.

    Dewalt-DCV585B-FlexVolt-Vacuum-Dust-Extractor.jpg
     
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  16. JBurton

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    I saw these at Lowe's and didn't think much of it compared to the add-on for the hammer drills that use the same battery.
    But after seeing this setup, man that must be great! And even better, you control the suction, the other addon just assumes you want an extra 5 seconds of vacuum power.
     
  17. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    How's that hanging from the wall?
     
  18. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    It suctions to the wall as long as the vacuum is on.

    There are two tabs on it that you can squeeze to break the suction and relocate it when needed.
     
  19. ams

    ams Very Active Member

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    Ah gotcha. Thanks
     
  20. ikarasu

    ikarasu Very Active Member

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    See that christmas tree in the corner there?Thats where you kick all the dust from drilling, Much cheaper!

    How loud is it? shop vac loudness? Most of the time we cant even use a vacuum because its in an office and they complain... so we just use a broom and wet cloth to do the best we can.
     
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