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Air Handling Systems markets a variety of ducting and collection machine accessories to enhance and simplify dust collection systems. The company's newest product is the 360-degree Quick Flexhose Disconnect, a flexible hose with easy latch connection.

"The advantage of it is it's a 360-degree disconnect fitting, meaning there's no alignment involved," says sales manager Curt Corum. "The disconnects are used in woodshops where you take a hose connection and move it from one machine to another and you don't want to undo a hose clamp the manual way."

The products run in 4" through 12" in diameter, the typical spectrum on hose connections in any woodshop. Corum explained that with lack of knowledge in some cases, or lack of budget, people often use inferior materials to accessorize their systems, especially in ducting.

"The ducting end is critical," says Corum. "People think that in many cases, they'll go buy a dust collector and all of a sudden just grab any round pipe they can get their hands on to hook it up without knowing that to get the best efficiency out of a dust collector, there are actually proper fittings to utilize. If those fittings aren't utilized, in many cases they can sacrifice up to 30-plus percent in performance, in some cases 50 percent."

American Fabric Filter Co. offers new heavy-duty disposable plastic collection bags designed to save time and simplify cleanup. The bags fit most dust collectors including Delta, Dustek, Grizzly and Jet. They come in two sizes: 21" diameter x 50" long and 24.5" diameter x 72" long, and are available in rolls of 50.

Source list
For information on the products listed in this article, and for other dust collection and accessory sources, contact:

  • 3M Corporate Headquarters, 3M Center, St. Paul, MN 55144. Tel: 888-364-3577. www.3M.com
  • Active Machine and Tool, 6778 18th Ave., Jenison, MI 49428. Tel: 616-662-9730. www.activemachine.com
  • Air Handling, 5 Lunar Dr., Woodbridge, CT 06525. Tel: 800-367-3828. www.airhand.com
  • Air Systems Manufacturing of Lenoir Inc., P.O. Box 1736, Lenoir, NC 28645. Tel: 828-757-3500. www.airsystemsmfg.com
  • American Fabric Filter Co., P.O. Box 7560, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543. Tel: 813-991-9400. www.americanfabricfilter.com
  • Bay Verte Machinery Inc., 975 Parkview Road, Green Bay, WI 54304. Tel: 800-654-7440.www.bayverte.com
  • Carothers and Son, Ltd. Industrial Systems, P.O.Box 2709, Eugene, OR 97402. Tel: 541-484-4270. www.cslsystems.com
  • CNC Sales of New England LLC, P.O. Box 1428, Arlington, MA 02474. Tel: 781-643-6535.www.cncsales-ne.com
  • Dantherm Filtration Inc., P.O. Box 429, Thomasville, NC 27361. Tel: 800-533-5286. www.danthermfiltration.com
  • Delta Machinery, P.O. Box 2468, Jackson, TN. Tel: 800-223-7278. www.deltaportercable.com
  • Diversified Machine Systems Inc., 2310 Executive Circ., Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Tel: 866-255-2947. www.dmscncrouters.com
  • Dynabrade Inc., 8989 Sheridan Dr., Clarence, NY 14031. Tel: 716-631-0100. www.dynabrade.com
  • Enviro Technologies, 13538 Floyd Circle, Dallas, TX 75243. Tel: 214-751-2222. www.envirodc.com
  • Extrema U.S.A., P.O. Box 1450, Albany, LA 70711. Tel: 877-398-7362. www.extremausa.com
  • Fein Power Tools, 1030 Alcon St., Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Tel: 412-922-8886. www.feinus.com
  • Festool USA, 400 N. Enterprise Blvd., Lebanon, IN 46052. Tel: 888-550-6425. www.festoolusa.com
  • General International, 8360 du Champ-d'Eau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H1P 1Y3. Tel: 514-326-1161. www.general.ca
  • GreCon Inc., 15875 S.W. 74th Ave., Tigard, OR 97224. Tel: 503-641-7731. www.grecon-us.com
  • Grizzly Industrial Inc., 1821 Valencia St., Bellingham, WA 98229. Tel: 800-523-4777. www.grizzly.com
  • Hermance Machine Co., 178 Campbell St., Williamsport, PA 17701. Tel: 570-326-9156. www.hermance.com
  • HTC Products Inc., 332 E. Lincoln, Royal Oak, MI 48067. Tel: 800-624-2027. www.htcproductsinc.com
  • JDS Tools, 108 Leventis Dr., Columbia, SC 29209. Tel: 800-480-7269. www.jdstools.com
  • Lobo Machinery Corp., 13731 Proctor Ave., City of Industry, CA 91746. Tel: 626-369-6677. www.lobomachine.com
  • MLS Machinery Inc., 1415B Cross Beam Dr., Charlotte, NC 28217. Tel: 704-426-6001. www.mlsmachinery.com
  • Nilfisk ALTO, 300 Technology Drive, Malvern, PA. Tel: 800-645-3475. www.nilfisk-alto.us
  • Nordfab Ductwork, Tel: 866-652-1588. www.nordfab.com
  • Oneida Air Systems Inc., 1001 W. Fayette St., Syracuse, N.Y. 13204. Tel: 800-732-4065.www.oneida-air.com
  • Penn State Industries, 9900 Global Road, Philadelphia, PA 19115. Tel: 800-377-7297. www.pennstateind.com
  • Rockler Companies Inc., 4365 Willow Dr., Medina, MN 55340. Tel: 763-478-8201. www.rockler.com
  • Scientific Dust Collectors, 4101 W. 126th St., Alsip, IL 60803. Tel: 708-597-7090 www.scientificdustcollectors.com
  • Steel City Tool Works, P.O. Box 10529, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Tel: 877-724-8665. www.steelcitytoolworks.com
  • The Flexaust Co., 1510 Armstrong Road, Warsaw, IN 46580. Tel: 800-343-0428. www.flexaust.com
  • WMH Tool Group, Inc., 2420 Vantage Dr., Elgin, IL 60124. Tel: 800.274.6848. www.wmhtoolgroup.com
  • Woodstock International Inc., P.O. Box 2309, Bellingham, WA 98227. Tel: 800-840-8420. www.woodstockint.com