The latest technology in cutting tools is the ability to extract wood dust directly at the point of the cut. The following are a few examples of how companies are combining cutting with dust collection.

Dust Collection Options for Router BitsFS Tool offers the Challengers Award-winning Aerotech System, which according to the company, completely removes dust produced during nesting and routing operations. The Aerotech System lifts dust away from the point of cut and into the CNC router’s dust extraction system. (800) 387-9723,

Royce//Ayr Cutting Tools says with its new Turbotec combination turbo cutter/ hydraulic tool holder, the turbo forces dust into the machine suction system, resulting in a dramatic reduction of dust in the work area. Standard shank sizes can be used, and the tool is mounted in a Hydro-Lock for a better finish and longer life, the company adds. (800) 959-5641,

Benz Inc. introduces the new Benz Turbo floating aggregate with integrated chip removal. Large contours or variations in thickness of material are recognized by the aggregate and followed precisely, says the company. Via the ER32 nut and collet, cutting can be controlled when a specific tool depth is required. The adjustment of the floating ring is done by an easy-to-read scale with an accuracy of 0.01 mm and the floating occurs mechanically via springs to give a ±4mm stroke. (704) 529-5300,

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