Ever wonder how a pro DustCuff™ for dust free tile removal compares to a DustRam® tile removal tool? Here is a video comparing how fast and efficient these two demolition tools are, or are not, as the case might be. A dedicated contractor can see for themselves and decide!
Jack King, President of DustRam LLC, was the very first in the flooring industry to introduce the world to the concept of dustless tile removal around 2007. His vision was met with a great deal of skepticism on the part of many flooring stores, installers, and floor contractors.
Most laughed and said there would never be a market or demand for this type of service, let alone have dustless tile removal be possible.
It was difficult devising the right kind of power tool attachments and then building them took years to perfect; however, it is possible with the right set of know-how, talented engineers, manufacturers, patience, determination and a lot of capital.
In fact, in 10 years of envisioning and creating the hardware, all profits have been reinvested into additional research, development, and assembling the equipment.
There are presently seven issued patents, with at least six more pending. One of the current patents is for DustRam®’s own vacuum called the PulseRam® with sixteen 3D printed parts.
The investment in state-of-the-art 3D printers such as the HP® 4200 MJF 3D Printer, it allows the manufacture of precise nylon components used in the PulseRam® to be nearly as sturdy as the metal version of the parts.
In the two years since finalizing the various pieces of DustRam® System equipment, there are now 60+ distinct 3D printed parts, with another 30+ fixture elements to aid in the assembly, making for a total of 90+ distinct 3D printed parts used to assemble some of the DustRam® Equipment.
The PulseRam®, by itself, has 16 separate 3D printed parts. Very little of the materials developed appears in the DustRam® videos, leading the competition to attempt to make their version(s) of the gear necessary to capture dust and debris to meet the new Osha silica dust standards.
Unfortunately, most have not researched in depth what is required of their equipment to professionally handle the challenging and technically hard floor demolition removal of ceramic, commercial carpet removal, vct, hardwood and multilayer flooring in both residential and commercial projects.
There are many floor removal companies trying to enter the market of clean tile removal in the cities of Chandler, Surprise, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Peoria, Mesa and throughout all the other cities and states in the USA, even including other parts of the world. Their videos (if they have one; many do not) show only the uncomplicated and rather basic types of floor removal service and are usually only a few seconds long.
Often, they show “time-lapse” videos where it is impossible to gauge exactly how long it took to do a job. Furthermore, these are typically the simplest to remove projects of ceramic, grout, and mortar, typically coming up in full pieces with little to no effort.
Easy jobs only represent a small fraction of the reality for removing tile; usually, it can be tough, especially when dealing with latex-modified thinset.
A decade ago, DustRam® LLC was where the competition is now and understands clearly why nearly everyone shows videos of simple and straightforward removal projects, as the problematic jobs would expose possible flaws in their design and technology.
With the visual comparison, DustRam® shows consumers and contractors a vast difference in how a piece of equipment is designed and its efficiency in more difficult removal situations.
For example, when tile breaks into smaller pieces, this is where the rubber hits the road. It is more complicated than one might imagine designing dust shroud equipment for a chipping hammer to power through the tile and other types of flooring quickly without clogging or jamming.
The designs of the DustRam® were developed and fine-tuned for over four years before the metal version was available for purchase by qualified contractors and installers. DustRam® worked out any efficiency and styling issues before releasing to the experienced flooring professional.
When the competitors release their contraptions to the market, often within just a few months of creating their particular version of dust free, they may not have thought through the precise details of how the equipment will need to perform under more adverse daily conditions.
Understandably, they are trying to get their product out to compete directly with the various DustRam® System products. However, doing so too quickly without working out all the details can rapidly backfire, as many soon find out.
If a consumer researching contractors to remove tile dust free watches the video above, which brand of equipment would they prefer their chosen contractor use when working in their home or business?
One thing for contractors and flooring professionals to consider: there are over 250+ components in a full DustRam® System…how many are available from Bosco™ tools? On visual inspection, there appear to be 4 or 5?
A true flooring professional will want to use equipment designed for optimum efficiency and operator comfort with ease of use while also employing the strongest and most reliable components. As the above video clearly shows, this choice is the DustRam® System.