SYRACUSE, N.Y.  - Oneida Air Systems has announced that its recently launched universal dust-free router hood, an accessory that captures nearly all of the dust, chips, and shavings generated by portable routers, has won a Visionary New Product Award at the 2017 AWFS Fair. 
 
The company has previously received the AWFS Sequoia Award, a precursor to the Visionary Award, in 2011 for its introduction of the SMART Pro dust collector.
 
“On behalf of our entire company...I thank the Association of Woodworking & Furnishing Suppliers for this award," said Robert Witter, company founder and owner. "Our pride in this achievement is second only to our excitement that we’ve once again created a product that has been so well embraced by the woodworking community.”
 
The universal dust-free router hood is molded from clear polycarbonate, the same material used in industrial safety glasses, to offer clarity and durability and features both a universal base plate as well as an upper dust dome and lower chip cover that combine to fully encapsulate the router bit. The dome and chip cover freely rotate as the router moves, while capturing dust from above and below the routed edge, simultaneously.
 
The lower chip cover removes quickly and without use of tools for inner plunge work and can be replaced by the included shallow cover for tighter edge work. Installation for the router hood uses the router's existing hardware and includes a quick-release hose connection port for simple storage.
 
The universal dust-free router hood can be ideal for contractors with multiple tools and is designed to work with most fixed-base and plunge style routers from various major brands. It is made in the USA and is available for purchase at select Woodcraft, ACE, and Do It Best stores nationwide.  
 

Founded in 1993, Oneida Air Systems manufactures cyclonic dust collection systems; all made in the USA using USA-made components. With over 20 patents or patents pending in the US and Europe, OAS is an innovator and American manufacturer that focuses on quality in design, production, and customer service. 

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