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Model #8960-20

8 Gal. Dust Extractor

  • OSHA-compliant solution
  • Automatic filter cleaning mechanism
  • Powerful motor delivers 148 CFM and 92 in. of water lift
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Product Overview

Dust extractor with large wheels that provide mobility


Large, Locking Wheels for Mobility

Large wheels allow for ease of mobility and lock into place when needed.

Dust extractor with integrated hose storage


Integrated Hose Storage

Integrated storage for the anti-static hose makes this unit easy to store when it is not in use.

Dust extractor with a tool-activated plug


Tool-Activated Plug

A tool-activated plug allows you to turn the extractor on and off using your power tool for convenience.

The Milwaukee 8-Gallon Dust Extractor provides users with an OSHA-compliant solution for the regulation on respirable crystalline silica dust (29 CFR 1926.1153). An automatic filter cleaning mechanism helps maintain consistent airflow and suction at 148 CFM in tough dust-producing applications. The extractor’s two step filtration system includes a HEPA filter, which captures 99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3 microns for best in class filtration and safety. For added convenience, an on-board tool activated plug allows users to start and stop the vacuum with a power tool to increase productivity. The adapters included are compatible with all Milwaukee dust extraction accessories.
  • Unique two step filtration system includes a HEPA filter, which captures 99.97% of all particles greater than 0.3 microns or greater
  • On-board tool activated plug allows users to start and stop the vacuum with a power tool
  • Quiet operation: 69dB
  • Suction control dial for performance control
  • 13 ft. anti-static hose
  • Large wheels, locking swivel casters for jobsite durability
  • Water level float valve shuts off suction when tank is full
  • Includes: dust extractor, anti-static hose, main filter, HEPA filter, plastic dust bag, fleece filter bag, power tool adapter, quick system connect, hose sleeve, hose clip adapter, dust extractor adapter
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Specifications

Dimensions

Interior Hose Diameter (In.)
1
Product Depth (in.)
22.2 in
Product Height (in.)
22.2 in
Product Width (in.)
15.2 in

Details

Bag Capacity/Dry Volume (cu. ft.)
148
Color Family
Red
Dust Collection Product Type
Dust Extractor Vacuum
Product Weight (lb.)
32 lb
Returnable
180-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 Year Warranty

Questions & Answers

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will this work for collecting sawdust? or not the ideal option for wood?

Asked by James May 16, 2019
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I used it indoors with a Makita belt sander and 40-grit sandpaper to sand a couple hundred square feet of rough pine board. It worked really well. The only negative is the bags are expensive (~$10 each), and sawdust fills them really quickly. Because the sawdust was coarse, I ended vacuuming the bag out with my shop vac (now outdoors), allowing me to reuse the bag. (DO NOT try this with concrete or drywall dust, or anything hazardous.)

Is the interior of the hose smooth or ribbed?

Asked by Andrew September 25, 2020
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Ribbed.

Is this cordless? Product literature online says nothing about power source or amperage draw.

Asked by ToolNutt September 29, 2019
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Corded

Can you use this for grinding the floor?

Asked by Ben August 6, 2020
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Yes, I used it with a diamond cup wheel on a 9-inch angle grinder to grind my basement floor. It worked really well - it extracted about 50 lbs of super-fine concrete dust (highly hazardous material). A couple of things to note: 1. You also need a dust shroud for your grinder. 2. Take your time, it takes time to learn how to grind efficiently while minimizing dust. 3. You still need PPE. Even with an extractor, DO NOT try this job without a respirator (not just a dust mask). Even if the extractor captures >99% of the dust (which it does), there will be plenty of dust escaping into your work space.

Can you sand drywall , without having any issues ?

Asked by eagle November 10, 2019
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Yes. Im useing it with the festool drywall sander and does just fine.

can this be used without a bag? the manual doesn't say.

Asked by Charliex April 10, 2018
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No, the dust extractor cannot be used with out a bag.

can this unit be used as a wet vac?

Asked by Daniel January 11, 2019
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Yes. You have to use the plastic bag that comes with, instead of the cloth one.

Is this attachable to the milwaukee m18 cordless table saw? Also, will this work on a mitre saw?

Asked by JMer October 20, 2020
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don't know what your question is.

When will we be able to purchase this ?? Its been up on website for quite sometime Guess i will have to get somewhwere else if not realeased soon...

Asked by What February 10, 2018
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can be ordered through your local Home Depot or on-line

What comes with this vacuum?

Asked by Tr September 18, 2020
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Hello! Our 8 Gal. Dust Extractor (8960-20) includes: dust extractor, anti-static hose, main filter, HEPA filter, plastic dust bag, fleece filter bag, power tool adapter, quick system connect, hose sleeve, hose clip adapter, and dust extractor adapter.

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Great product. Comes with additional adapters to hook all your power tools up with.
Great product. Comes with additional adapters to hook all your power tools up with.
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I'm a DIY'er and woodworker with bronchial problems, I wear a dust mask but it’s inconvenient and...
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I'm a DIY'er and woodworker with bronchial problems, I wear a dust mask but it’s inconvenient and uncomfortable my hope is that with the Milwaukee I can use a simpler mask. This is a well built machine and is nicely finished. The hose is long, highly visible and fits most of my equipment without adaptors. Access to all the controls and filters is easy. The cord is very long making it easy to move around the shop. The wheels make moving it around the shop real simple but I have a cart with a dust separator that it will eventually be mounted on. First project I used it on was to surface my bench, starting with a belt sander and finishing with the ROS. Dust in the pleated filter amounted to virtually none, no way of knowing how much there is in the bag but there was almost none left on the bench. Kind of tells me that it was "in the bag". As I had done this before I know the filter in my old vac would have been packed full. Another plus is how quiet this is at 4 feet 72 dB my old vac at 4 feet is 89 dB. Those readings are with the units running with nothing connected. Next was connecting to the small router table then the 6 inch jointer and finally the 13 inch planer. Using some red oak for the tests it gobbled up everything but some chips from the planer. Old vac missed some on that machine also. I'm already sure that this is a very nice addition to my shop
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This Milwaukee 8 Gallon Dust Extractor with Hepa filter offers some of the industries best perfor...
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This Milwaukee 8 Gallon Dust Extractor with Hepa filter offers some of the industries best performances. It runs very quiet (just 69db), cleans the return air down to just .3 microns (.00001 of an inch) and has suction power of almost 8ft of water column height! Overall construction of this unit feels well made, solid, and parts lock together pretty tight. It has a very industrial build for long lasting service (5 year warranty). The wheels allow the unit to roll easier than you would think over a concrete floor covered in sawdust and dried dirt. The first thing I noticed once I turned it on is how quiet it is in comparison to my 6 hp wet/dry vac. This is barely louder than a whisper and can probably be contributed to the triple filtration system. The suction is powerful and more than enough for the portable power tools it's designed to work with. While I don't have any concrete work or silica sanding to test it on, I did hook it up to my Dewalt 8.5" compound miter saw and made quite a few test cuts into some MDF. It worked almost as well as my shop vac for that application but did notice just a bit more dust being left behind. It's obvious the dust extractor unit is not designed for universal wood working dust collection. It does not come with a 2.5" adapter to fit a 2.25" opening such as that on my Big Dog router table. The tool activated plug is also only rated for a max draw of 4.6 amps. Even a small compact router draws 5.5 amps so this feature would be limited to sanding applications for the most part. However, this fine filtration system is great, releasing clean fresh smelling air into the workshop! With the front controls set to auto-clean, you'll hear the unit "pop" twice every 10-15 seconds which if desired, can be deselected. I pulled the filters after making 25-30 6" cuts into the MDF and couldn't see any fine dust that got past the large cloth filter bag, much less the pleated post filter or the final HEPA filter. It's pretty easy to get to the first two filters to empty and clean and you shouldn't need to replace the HEPA filter very often. Solid build, great features, great performance and a 5 year warranty. Once I can source the additional right adapters, this Milwaukee Dust Extractor will have a permanent spot under my shop table for fine dust collection and health protection!
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garbage, hoses fail immediately
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Vacuum seemed nice, liked the filter cleaning mechanism but the hose immediately failed. There is no easy way to replace it either.
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Response from Milwaukee ToolJanuary 12, 2021
Hello, this is Elise with Milwaukee Tool. AMunro, thank you for taking the time to review your dust extractor. We’re sorry to hear that your experience with this product did not meet your expectations. We would like the opportunity to look into this, so please feel free to contact us directly at socialmedia@milwaukeetool.com. We look forward to gaining resolution on this for you. Thank You
Quite works good but still a considerable amount of dust...
Quite works good but still a considerable amount of dust escaping .
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The Milwaukee 8 gallon dust extractor model 8960-20 is a powerful vacuum with conveniently long h...
The Milwaukee 8 gallon dust extractor model 8960-20 is a powerful vacuum with conveniently long hose and electrical cord. The vacuum has significantly reduced the dust in my garage workshop over my old Shop Vac. My big issue with the unit is the limited usefulness of the attachments, and the inability to find affordable attachments that will allow the dust extractor to work with my power tools.
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Works great for concrete dust with concrete polishing/grinding. Only...
Works great for concrete dust with concrete polishing/grinding. Only complaint might be that the felt bags are expensive. Wish they made a reusable fabric bag.
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Vacuum performs good so far. One big con is...
Vacuum performs good so far. One big con is that is very heavy (empty), will see how heavy is when full.
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Just what I needed to keep my shop clean. Works...
Just what I needed to keep my shop clean. Works great with all my power tools. The auto on feature works great with all my corded tools. Quiet pleasant noise level. Highly recommend.
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